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Overview

Introduction to Booneville, Mississippi

Booneville, Mississippi, in Prentiss county, is 67 miles S of Jackson, Tennessee and 90 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The city has a population of 8,625.

Booneville History

Booneville is the county seat of Prentiss County, which was founded in 1870 and was named after Seargent Smith Prentiss. The city was named in the honor of R.H. Boone, who was a relative of Daniel Boone. It is the site of the Battle of Booneville, which was fought on July 1, 1862. The Northeast Mississippi Community College was founded in the City of Booneville in 1948 as the Northeast Mississippi Junior College.

Booneville and nearby Attractions

  • Tishomingo State Park
  • Civil War Earthworks
  • Black History Museum of Corinth
  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  • J. P. Coleman State Park
  • Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum

Things To Do In Booneville

One can spend the free hours at the Booneville City Park while staying in the city. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed on the Booneville Lake.

Booneville Transportation

Tupelo Regional Airport.

Booneville Higher Education

Northeast Mississippi Community College is located in the city. Others in the neighborhood include Itawamba Community College and the University of North Alabama.

People

Total Population8,780
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+2,935
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,618
% Above Poverty Level73.5%
% Below Poverty Level26.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$522
Median House Value$92,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.8%
US/American0%
English6.3%
Irish12.2%

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

Booneville Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 67 miles S of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City90 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee
CountyPrentiss
Standard Zip Codes38829
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude34.658
Longitude-88.566

Booneville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBOONEVILLE
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.6 inches
StationCORINTH CITY
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 49 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches
StationHICKORY FLAT
Distance35.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip58.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Altitude (38829)

Blackland (38829)

Burtons (38829)

Hobo Station (38829)

Old Cairo (38829)

Osborne Creek (38829)

Pine Grove (38829)

Thrashers (38829)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwyn3,139$31,634
Glen461$40,179
Jumpertown653$51,818
Kossuth263$54,583
Marietta333$55,417
Rienzi343$45,655

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

Booneville Hospitals

BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOONEVILLE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
100 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(662) 720-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Booneville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

THRASHER HIGH SCHOOL
167 CR 1040
662-728-5233
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 451 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

BOONEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
300 B W GEORGE E. ALLEN DR.
662-728-5445
Serves 361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

JUMPERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
717 HWY 4 WEST
662-728-6378
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 325 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

PRENTISS CO VOC COMPLEX
302 W. GEORGE E. ALLEN DR.
662-728-9259
A Vocational School

PRENTISS COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
717 HIGHWAY 4 WEST
662-728-3928
A Non-traditional School

NORTHEAST MS REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE
103 MEDICAL DRIVE
601-728-7144
A Non-traditional School

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