New Augusta, Mississippi

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New Augusta, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% New Augusta Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% New Augusta Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% New Augusta Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of New Augusta, Mississippi

Comparing New Augusta 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 7
Senior Citizens 1 1
Age of the Population 1 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 4 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 8
People Above Poverty 2 8
Median Family Income 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 1 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 3 1

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New Augusta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles N of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Perry
Standard Zip Codes 39462
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.202
Longitude -89.034

New Augusta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 51 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.2 inches
Station LAUREL
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
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New Augusta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 715 100%
Male 372 52%
Female 343 48%
Under 18 225 31.5%
18+ 490 68.5%
65+ 57 8%
Median Age 30.9
Average Family Size 3.21
White 455 63.6%
African-American 250 35%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated New Augusta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 696
Growth -19
Growth % -2.7%

New Augusta 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) 49.3%
US/American 25.6%
Irish 7.1%
English 5.8%
European 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
German 2%
Acadian/Cajun 1.6%
Scottish 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Belleville (39462)
Hintonville (39462)
Mahned (39462)
Wingate (39462)

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 Augusta 715 $31,477
Beaumont 977 $24,250
Hattiesburg 44,779 $32,380
McLain 603 $27,981
Petal 7,579 $35,343
Purvis 2,164 $35,000
Richton 1,038 $33,250
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New Augusta High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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