Introduction to West Point, Mississippi

West Point, Mississippi is located 68 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and is 133 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in Clay county. The population of the city is 12,145.

West Point History

The West Point city is the county seat of Clay County. The city was chartered in the year 1858, after the Ohio and Mobile Railroad was built in the region. The Spanish arrived here during the 1690s, and were among the early settlers of this area. Later, the region was taken over by the British who made several developments in the city, including the construction of education centers and post offices.

West Point and nearby Attractions

  • Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
  • Tupelo National Battlefield
  • Holly Springs National Forest
  • Tombigbee State Park
  • Trace State Park

Things To Do In West Point

Visitors in West Point can plan a trip to the nearby historic sites including the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and the Tupelo National Battlefield. There are several parks in the city that offer a host of facilities for the enjoyment of swimming, camping, and fishing. Among them are the Trace State Park and Tombigbee State Park. The Holly Springs National Forest boasts of a stunning collection of flora, and is another popular tourist attraction in West Point.

West Point Transportation

The Jackson International Airport is a few miles' drive from the city.

West Point Higher Education

East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University, and University of Mississippi are some of the nearby educational institutes.


Total Population 11,200
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,092
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $21,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,881


Median Family Income $36,422
% Above Poverty Level 66%
% Below Poverty Level 34%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $83,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 6.5%

West Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 39773
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.607
Longitude -88.65

West Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.4 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
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Station MACON 3 N
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Abbott (39773)

Mary Holmes (39773)

Tibbee (39773)

Whites (39773)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 5,492 $27,250
Artesia 398 $26,667
Caledonia 1,247 $54,191
Columbus 23,483 $38,908
Crawford 640 $18,523
Starkville 24,457 $60,718

West Point Public Libraries

Tombigbee Regional Library
West Point, Mississippi
(662) 494-4872
Library Web Site

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West Point Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(662) 495-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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