Myrtle, Mississippi

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Myrtle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 66 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 38650
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.558
Longitude -89.119

Myrtle Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.4 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 15.5 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 25.3 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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Myrtle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 407 100%
Male 180 44.2%
Female 227 55.8%
Under 18 133 32.7%
18+ 274 67.3%
65+ 53 13%
Median Age 31.7
Average Family Size 3.01
White 347 85.3%
African-American 53 13%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 7 1.7%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.7%

Estimated Myrtle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 558
Growth 151
Growth % 37.1%

Myrtle 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 43.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.7%
English 5.5%
Irish 5.1%
Italian 4.8%
Scottish 3.8%
African 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
German 2.1%
Dutch 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Myrtle 407 $34,583
Blue Mountain 670 $40,833
Ecru 947 $38,571
Hickory Flat 565 $30,385
New Albany 7,607 $38,750
Potts Camp 494 $30,903
Ripley 5,478 $31,174
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Myrtle High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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