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Overview

Introduction to Amory, Mississippi

Amory, Mississippi, in Monroe county, is 75 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and 120 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Amory History

Amory gained recognition as the first planned city in Mississippi. The need for Amory arose when the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad companies sought a mid-point between Memphis and Birmingham. Amory was laid out as a town in 1887, following which people from neighboring Cotton Gin Port shifted to Amory. It is in Monroe County.

Amory and nearby Attractions

  • Glenndale Shopping Center
  • Gilmore Park
  • Amory Regional Museum
  • Amory Golf Club

Things To Do In Amory

The Amory Regional Museum is an ideal location for those wishing to learn more about the area’s history. Lake Monroe is a lovely setting for outdoor recreation. Carlos Moore Park and Gilmore Park also offer several recreational facilities. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Amory Golf Club.

Amory Transportation

Tupelo Regional Airport is few miles away.

Amory Higher Education

Itawamba Community College, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi State University and Northeast Mississippi Community College offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 7,151
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,497
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,744
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,947
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,816

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,488
% Above Poverty Level 76.7%
% Below Poverty Level 23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $558
Median House Value $89,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.7%
US/American 0%
English 13.2%
Irish 9.8%

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

Amory Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 38821
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.984
Longitude -88.488

Amory 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 ABERDEEN
Distance 10.6 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 HAMILTON 3 S
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 52 F
Apr Temp 42 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 76 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
Station PONTOTOC EXP STN
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bigbee (38821)

Colsub (38821)

South Amory (38821)

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 5,466 $43,387
Hatley 494 $43,250
Nettleton 1,665 $49,205
Okolona 2,658 $26,786
Shannon 1,780 $36,250
Smithville 695 $44,500

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

Amory Hospitals

GILMORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1105 EARL FRYE BLVD
(662) 256-7111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Amory High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HATLEY HIGH SCHOOL
60186 HATLEY ROAD
662-256-4563
A Title I School.
Serves 1,036 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

AMORY HIGH SCHOOL
1006 SAM HASKELL CIRCLE
662-256-5753
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 519 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

AMORY VOC TECH COMPLEX
1006 SAM HASKELL CIRCLE
662-256-7601
A Vocational School

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