Weir, Mississippi

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Weir, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Weir Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
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Top 8% Weir Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Weir, Mississippi

Comparing Weir 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 5
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Racial Diversity 7 2
Senior Citizens 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 6
Age of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
People Above Poverty 2 6
Median Family Income 1 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

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Weir Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles NE of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Choctaw
Standard Zip Codes 39772
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.277
Longitude -89.29

Weir Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 60.3 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
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Weir Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 553 100%
Male 258 46.7%
Female 295 53.3%
Under 18 172 31.1%
18+ 381 68.9%
65+ 85 15.4%
Median Age 34.3
Average Family Size 3.19
White 250 45.2%
African-American 297 53.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.9%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Weir Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 530
Growth -23
Growth % -4.2%

Weir 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) 74.9%
US/American 8.9%
Irish 7.1%
English 3.7%
German 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
European 1%
Italian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bankston (39772)

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)
Weir 553 $28,472
Ackerman 1,696 $30,511
Ethel 452 $21,667
French Camp 393 $27,188
Louisville 7,006 $31,750
McCool 182 $27,083
Sturgis 206 $41,667
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Weir High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 499 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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