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People

Total Population 1,193
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 28%
Employed Population 16+ 309
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 37.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,846
% Above Poverty Level 62.4%
% Below Poverty Level 37.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $506
Median House Value $104,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.5%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 6.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Prentiss Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles S of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Jefferson Davis
Standard Zip Codes 39474
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.598
Longitude -89.866

Prentiss Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MONTICELLO
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 62 inches
Station COLLINS
Distance 18.8 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 COLUMBIA
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lucas (39474)

Mount Carmel (39474)

Terrell (39474)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bassfield 272 $33,750
Collins 2,557 $38,165
Magee 4,399 $30,740
Monticello 1,559 $36,008
Mount Olive 981 $37,875
Silver Creek 206 $22,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Prentiss Hospitals

JEFFERSON DAVIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CAH
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1102 ROSE STREET
(601) 792-4276
Emergency Service: Yes

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Prentiss High Schools

PRENTISS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2429 MISSISSIPPI AVE
601-792-4646
A Title I School.
Serves 651 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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