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Overview

Introduction to Batesville, Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi, in Panola county, is 58 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Batesville History

Batesville was originally inhabited by Chickasaw Indians. The arrival of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad enabled the town to develop as a business center. It was named after Jim Bates, a railroad official and a well-known local Methodist minister. Batesville was incorporated in 1866. It is one of the county seats of Panola County, which was founded on February 9, 1836.

Batesville and nearby Attractions

  • Shoppers Square Shopping Center
  • George P. Cossar State Park
  • Casey Jones Railroad Museum
  • John W Kyle State Park
  • Wall Doxey State Park

Things To Do In Batesville

Batesville has several parks and playgrounds, including Patton Lane Park and American League Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Shoppers Square Shopping Center. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Panola Country Club. The town also organizes the SpringFest every May.

Batesville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Memphis International Airport.

Batesville Higher Education

Northwest Mississippi Community College, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus and the University of Mississippi offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,402
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+2,880
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$39,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,152

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,044
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home10.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$735
Median House Value$125,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.7%
English17.6%
Irish7.8%
Scottish5.2%
German3.7%
African3%
Welsh2.4%
Swedish1.7%
French Except Basque1%
Canadian0.9%
Italian0.5%
Russian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Batesville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Panola County
Standard Zip Codes38606
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.31
Approximate Longitude-89.93

Batesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBATESVILLE 2 SW
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationUNIVERSITY
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip57.6 inches
StationGRENADA 5 NNE
Distance31 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip59 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Como1,386$34,571
Courtland672$29,667
Crowder756$31,136
Pope215$38,750
Sardis2,047$40,536
Sledge501$34,643

Batesville Hospitals

Tri-lakes Medical Center
(Government - Local)
303 Medical Center
(662) 563-5611

Batesville Public Schools

Batesville Elementary School
110 College St.
ZIP: 38606
(662) 563-4596
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Batesville Intermediate School
200 College St.
ZIP: 38606
(662) 563-7834
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Batesville Junior High School
507 Tiger Drive
ZIP: 38606
(662) 563-4503
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Batesville Middle School
509 Tiger Drive
ZIP: 38606
(662) 563-1924
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
South Panola High School
601 Tiger Drive
ZIP: 38606
(662) 563-4756
High
Total Enrollment 1163

Batesville Private Schools

North Delta School
330 Green Wave Ln
ZIP: 38606
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 346
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