Mount Olive, Mississippi

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Mount Olive, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Mount Olive Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Mount Olive, Mississippi

Comparing Mount Olive 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 9 7
Racial Diversity 9 4
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 3 6
Male Share of the Population 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 1 4
Median Family Income 1 3
People Above Poverty 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Housing Recently Built 8 6
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5

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Mount Olive Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles SE of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Covington
Standard Zip Codes 39119
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.761
Longitude -89.655

Mount Olive Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.6 inches
Station D LO 2 SW
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 60.1 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 60.2 inches
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Mount Olive Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 893 100%
Male 407 45.6%
Female 486 54.4%
Under 18 272 30.5%
18+ 621 69.5%
65+ 124 13.9%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.19
White 418 46.8%
African-American 464 52%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Mount Olive Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 900
Growth 7
Growth % 0.8%

Mount Olive 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.6%
US/American 9.8%
English 8.2%
Irish 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 4.5%
Scottish 2.7%
European 1.5%
African 0.8%
British 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
German 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mount Olive 893 $26,146
Collins 2,683 $23,068
Magee 4,200 $24,176
Mendenhall 2,555 $32,656
Mize 285 $35,625
Seminary 335 $46,250
Taylorsville 1,341 $38,958
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Mount Olive High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 499 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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