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Overview

Introduction to Winona, Mississippi

Winona, Mississippi, in Montgomery county, is located 86 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 116 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Winona History

The city of Winona in Montgomery County derived its name from a Sioux word which meant "first-born daughter." The city came into being when a railroad was built in the region in 1860. The first settlement in Winona took place when Colonel O.J. Moore arrived from Virginia in the year 1848. Winona was initially incorporated as a town in the year 1861, and was later incorporated as a city.

Winona and nearby Attractions

  • Legion State Park
  • Nanih Waya State Park
  • Casey Jones Railroad Museum
  • Florewood River Plantation
  • Delta Blues Museum

Things To Do In Winona

The city of Winona is the ideal destination both for history lovers as well as for those who enjoy sports and other physical activities. The Delta Blues Museum and the Casey Jones Railroad Museum offer valuable information about the history and culture of the region. The Legion State Park and the Nanih Waya State Park provide facilities for the enjoyment of various sports, including swimming, and fishing.

Winona Transportation

Air transportation facilities can be availed from the Jackson International Airport.

Winona Higher Education

To pursue higher education, residents of Winona can enroll at the Holmes Community College, Magnolia Bible College, and Mississippi Valley State University.

People

Total Population 4,704
Male Share of the Population 41.2%
Female Share of the Population 58.8%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,340
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,079
% Above Poverty Level 61.1%
% Below Poverty Level 38.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $501
Median House Value $82,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 4.9%

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

Winona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 86 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 38967
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.481
Longitude -89.728

Winona 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 WINONA 5 E
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station GRENADA 5 NNE
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Station KOSCIUSKO
Distance 30.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eskridge (38967)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carrollton 146 $41,250
Duck Hill 1,000 $29,188
Kilmichael 869 $33,182
North Carrollton 498 $42,031
Vaiden 802 $25,811
West 177 $41,563

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

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WINONA SECONDARY SCHOOL
301 FAIRGROUND STREET
662-283-1244
A Title I School.
Serves 626 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

WINONA VOC COMPLEX
300 NORTH APPLEGAGE STREET
662-283-3601
A Vocational School

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