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People

Total Population 2,134
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 692
Age of the Population 25

Families

% of people married 42.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,347
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 21.6%
Median Gross Rent $717
Median House Value $120,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 7.5%

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

Wesson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles S of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Copiah
Standard Zip Codes 39191
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.701
Longitude -90.397

Wesson 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 HAZLEHURST 5 SW
Distance 8.6 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
Station BROOKHAVEN CITY
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches
Station MEADVILLE
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookhaven 12,465 $33,517
Crystal Springs 4,970 $44,649
Georgetown 294 $38,750
Hazlehurst 3,942 $42,005
Monticello 1,559 $36,008
Silver Creek 206 $22,321

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

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WESSON ATTENDANCE CENTER
1048 GROVE STREET
601-643-2221
A Title I School.
Serves 1,024 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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