Winona, Mississippi

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Winona, Mississippi

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. There are approximately 5,482 people residing in Winona.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Winona Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Winona Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Winona Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Winona Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Winona, Mississippi

Comparing Winona 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 6
Age of the Population 6 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Well-Paid Single Women 2 7
Well-Paid Single Men 1 5
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 7
Median Family Income 1 6
People Above Poverty 1 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 6
Working at Home 2 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 3
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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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

  • 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
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
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
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Winona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,482 100%
Male 2,404 43.9%
Female 3,078 56.1%
Under 18 1,527 27.9%
18+ 3,955 72.1%
65+ 993 18.1%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.14
White 2,637 48.1%
African-American 2,781 50.7%
Asian 27 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 2 0%
Mixed Race 24 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 49 0.9%

Estimated Winona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,934
Growth -548
Growth % -10%

Winona 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) 60%
US/American 21%
English 5.6%
Irish 4.7%
German 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
African 1.6%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
European 0.7%
Scottish 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Winona 5,482 $31,619
Carrollton 408 $53,333
Duck Hill 746 $29,375
Kilmichael 830 $30,909
North Carrollton 499 $23,333
Vaiden 840 $26,944
West 220 $45,625

Wal-mart in Winona

(As of 2006)
620 South Applegate St
(662) 283-3814
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Serves 626 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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1. Linden, Alabama 89.6   28.6% 19.5% 13.3% 22 $30,733 7.3% 47.6% 2,424 29.6% 6.2 0.9% 1.7
2. Heflin, Alabama 88.8   29.6% 19.1% 14.5% 24 $38,600 6% 14.1% 3,002 16.3% 13.7 0.5% 0.7
3. Bruce, Mississippi 86.9   36.2% 17.2% 12.4% 22 $31,806 6.8% 46.7% 2,097 29.3% 3.8 0.3% 1
4. Jacksboro, Texas 86.6   28.1% 14.3% 13.3% 23 $36,759 5.7% 18% 4,533 15% 6 0.8% 0.4
5. Raymond, Washington 84   30.7% 19.6% 12.8% 23 $33,984 6.6% 16.3% 2,975 24.6% 15.5 1.2% 1
6. Vernon, Alabama 80.5   34.7% 17.5% 12.2% 20 $36,618 6.1% 13.8% 2,143 15.6% 19.6 0.3% 0.9
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