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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,110
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+2,512
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,223

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,750
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$600
Median House Value$109,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.4%
English18.5%
Irish8.7%
Scottish3.3%
German3%
African1.7%
French Except Basque1%
Dutch0.6%
Italian0.5%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Macedonian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Amory Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monroe County
Standard Zip Codes38821
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.98
Approximate Longitude-88.48

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)

StationABERDEEN
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationHAMILTON 3 S
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp26 to 52 F
Apr Temp42 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp44 to 76 F
Annual Precip60.6 inches
StationPONTOTOC EXP STN
Distance31.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip58.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen5,427$46,320
Hatley518$45,179
Nettleton1,819$48,625
Okolona2,649$27,008
Shannon1,744$33,571
Smithville673$40,104

Amory Hospitals

Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1105 Earl Frye Boulevard
(662) 256-7111

Amory Public Schools

West Amory School
704 111th Street
ZIP: 38821
(662) 256-2601
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Amory Career Technical Center
1006 Sam Haskell Circle
ZIP: 38821
(662) 256-7601
High
Amory High School
1006 Sam Haskell Circle
ZIP: 38821
(662) 256-5753
High
Total Enrollment 509
Hatley High School
60286 Hatley Road
ZIP: 38821
(662) 256-4563
Other
Total Enrollment 1079
East Amory School
305 Easthaven Drive
ZIP: 38821
(662) 256-7191
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Monroe Co Advanced Learning Center
52251 Highway 25 South
ZIP: 38821
(662) 256-2495
High
Amory Middle School
700 2nd Avenue North
ZIP: 38821
(662) 256-5658
Middle
Total Enrollment 412

Amory Private Schools

Amory Christian Academy
60035 County Barn Rd
ZIP: 38821
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
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