Port Gibson, Mississippi

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Port Gibson, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Port Gibson Affordability of Property Taxes
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 8% Port Gibson College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Port Gibson Public Transportation Use
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 13% Port Gibson Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Port Gibson Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Port Gibson Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Port Gibson, Mississippi

Comparing Port Gibson 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 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Racial Diversity 8 3
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Age of the Population 2 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 6
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 1 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 4
People Above Poverty 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Working at Home 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 6
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 9
Low Violent Crime 8 9

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Port Gibson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles SW of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Claiborne
Standard Zip Codes 39150
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.96
Longitude -90.983

Port Gibson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches
Station ST JOSEPH 3 N
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 60.3 inches
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Port Gibson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,840 100%
Male 819 44.5%
Female 1,021 55.5%
Under 18 540 29.3%
18+ 1,300 70.7%
65+ 267 14.5%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.33
White 357 19.4%
African-American 1,472 80%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.7%

Estimated Port Gibson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,765
Growth -75
Growth % -4.1%

Port Gibson 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) 87.4%
English 2.8%
European 2.6%
US/American 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Irish 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
African 0.6%
German 0.6%
British 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Port Gibson 1,840 $28,958
Fayette 2,242 $16,875
Utica 966 $30,083

Port Gibson Public Libraries

Harriette Person Memorial Library
Port Gibson, Mississippi
(601) 437-5202

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Port Gibson Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(601) 437-5141
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 491 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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