West, Mississippi

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West Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Holmes
Standard Zip Codes 39192
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.196
Longitude -89.777

West Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.4 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 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.4 inches
Station CANTON 4 N
Distance 39.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
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West Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 220 100%
Male 105 47.7%
Female 115 52.3%
Under 18 50 22.7%
18+ 170 77.3%
65+ 55 25%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.88
White 124 56.4%
African-American 94 42.7%
Asian 1 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 2.3%

Estimated West Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 203
Growth -17
Growth % -7.7%

West 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) 62.1%
US/American 24.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
English 2.8%
German 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
African 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Possumneck (39192)

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)
West 220 $45,625
Durant 2,932 $25,065
Goodman 1,252 $14,643
Kosciusko 7,372 $29,000
Lexington 2,025 $29,732
Sallis 114 $33,750
Vaiden 840 $26,944
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