New Albany, Mississippi

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New Albany, Mississippi

Introduction to New Albany, Mississippi

New Albany, Mississippi, in Union county, is located 74 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. The city has a population of approximately 7,607.

New Albany History

Initially, the New Albany city was a river-port located beside the historic Tallahatchie River. The city was established in 1840. The vibrant early settlers contributed to the development of the city in the late 1880s. A railroad through Albany was built during this period of time. The city is the birthplace of the famous author, William Faulkner.

New Albany and nearby Attractions

  • Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
  • Gum Tree Museum of Art
  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  • Trace State Park
  • Holly Springs National Forest

Things To Do In New Albany

The city offers several places of interest to the visitors. Among them are the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, Holly Springs National Forest, and Gum Tree Museum of Art. Tourists can enjoy camping, fishing and swimming at the Trace State Park which is spread across a large area. The Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site is another major tourist attraction of the city which is worth paying a visit to.

New Albany Transportation

Jackson International Airport is close by.

New Albany Higher Education

One can avail of higher educational facilities from Blue Mountain College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Rust College, and University of Mississippi.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy New Albany Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy New Albany Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 9% New Albany Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% New Albany Affordability of Rents
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 15% New Albany College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 18% New Albany People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% New Albany Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of New Albany, Mississippi

Comparing New Albany 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
Female Share of the Population 9 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Women 3 9
Well-Paid Single Men 2 8
Male Share of the Population 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 9
People in Middle Class or Better 3 9
Median Family Income 3 8
People Above Poverty 2 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 5
Working at Home 1 5
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
Affordability of Rents 9 3
People Living Alone 7 8
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 6 7

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New Albany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 74 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 38652
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.494
Longitude -89.007

New Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 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 16.9 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 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
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New Albany Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,607 100%
Male 3,523 46.3%
Female 4,084 53.7%
Under 18 1,999 26.3%
18+ 5,608 73.7%
65+ 1,320 17.4%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.02
White 4,867 64%
African-American 2,509 33%
Asian 27 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.2%
Other 117 1.5%
Mixed Race 74 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 215 2.8%

Estimated New Albany Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,009
Growth 402
Growth % 5.3%

New Albany 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) 47.3%
US/American 24.8%
Irish 6.6%
English 5.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
German 3.4%
African 2.5%
Scottish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
European 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ingomar (38652)
Keownville (38652)
North Haven (38652)
Pumpkin Center (38652)
Wallerville (38652)

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)
New Albany 7,607 $38,750
Blue Mountain 670 $40,833
Blue Springs 144 $52,188
Dumas 452 $40,391
Ecru 947 $38,571
Hickory Flat 565 $30,385
Myrtle 407 $34,583

New Albany Public Libraries

Union County Library System
New Albany, Mississippi
(662) 534-1991

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New Albany Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
200 HWY 30 WEST
(662) 538-7631
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in New Albany

(As of 2006)
202 Park Plaza
(662) 534-9374
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New Albany High Schools (2004)

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1384 CR 101
Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

Serves 547 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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