Thaxton, Mississippi

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Thaxton, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 6% Thaxton Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Thaxton Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 12% Thaxton Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Thaxton People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Thaxton, Mississippi

Comparing Thaxton 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 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Racial Diversity 5 1
Female Share of the Population 3 1
Age of the Population 2 5
Senior Citizens 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 10
Median Family Income 6 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 9
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 5 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Thaxton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 76 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Pontotoc
Standard Zip Codes 38871
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.307
Longitude -89.178

Thaxton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
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Thaxton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 513 100%
Male 254 49.5%
Female 259 50.5%
Under 18 151 29.4%
18+ 362 70.6%
65+ 46 9%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 3.22
White 509 99.2%
African-American 4 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.2%

Estimated Thaxton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 585
Growth 72
Growth % 14%

Thaxton 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
US/American 45.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
Irish 14.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
English 3.8%
Dutch 3.4%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1%
British 1%
German 1%
Hungarian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Italian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hurricane (38871)

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)
Thaxton 513 $42,250
Algoma 508 $38,250
Ecru 947 $38,571
New Albany 7,607 $38,750
Oxford 11,756 $45,700
Pontotoc 5,253 $39,306
Toccopola 189 $24,375
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