Terry, Mississippi

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Terry, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Terry Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Terry Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Terry People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 16% Terry Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Terry Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 18% Terry Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Terry, Mississippi

Comparing Terry 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
Racial Diversity 8 2
Female Share of the Population 8 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 9
Senior Citizens 5 7
Age of the Population 5 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 9
Male Share of the Population 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 4 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 9
Median Family Income 3 8
People Above Poverty 3 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 6 10
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 3
Housing Recently Built 5 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1

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Terry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Hinds
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 39170
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.096
Longitude -90.294

Terry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 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
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches
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Terry Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 664 100%
Male 311 46.8%
Female 353 53.2%
Under 18 184 27.7%
18+ 480 72.3%
65+ 100 15.1%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.1
White 324 48.8%
African-American 335 50.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Terry Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 701
Growth 37
Growth % 5.6%

Terry 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) 66.7%
US/American 14.5%
English 6.2%
Italian 2.9%
African 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Irish 2%
Scottish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Terry 664 $35,875
Crystal Springs 5,873 $29,313
Florence 2,396 $46,250
Jackson 184,256 $36,003
Pearl 21,961 $42,013
Raymond 1,664 $42,639
Richland 6,027 $44,800
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Terry High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 966 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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