Hickory Flat, Mississippi

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Hickory Flat, Mississippi

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High Points

Hickory Flat strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Mississippi):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hickory Flat Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 19% Hickory Flat Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Hickory Flat, Mississippi

Comparing Hickory Flat to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 6 1
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 1 3
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 6 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 4
People Above Poverty 3 9
People in Middle Class or Better 2 6
Median Family Income 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 10
Short Commute Times 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Affordability of Rents 5 2
People Living Alone 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Hickory Flat Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 61 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 38633
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.615
Longitude -89.188

Hickory Flat Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Station RIPLEY
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
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Hickory Flat Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 565 100%
Male 249 44.1%
Female 316 55.9%
Under 18 165 29.2%
18+ 400 70.8%
65+ 77 13.6%
Median Age 30.6
Average Family Size 3.06
White 487 86.2%
African-American 72 12.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Hickory Flat Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 542
Growth -23
Growth % -4.1%

Hickory Flat Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 29.7%
English 29.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.9%
Irish 4.5%
German 4%
Italian 3.2%
Polish 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
British 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hickory Flat, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pinegrove (38633)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hickory Flat 565 $30,385
Ashland 577 $29,911
Blue Mountain 670 $40,833
Myrtle 407 $34,583
New Albany 7,607 $38,750
Potts Camp 494 $30,903
Snow Lake Shores 300 $33,750
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Hickory Flat High Schools (2004)

Serves 512 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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