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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,757
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+2,886
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$22,136
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,138

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,125
% Above Poverty Level71.9%
% Below Poverty Level28.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$536
Median House Value$104,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.3%
Irish14.4%
English5.7%
German4.3%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Italian0.7%
Portuguese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Swedish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Polish0.1%
African0.1%
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Booneville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prentiss County
Standard Zip Codes38829
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.66
Approximate Longitude-88.56

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwyn3,089$44,141
Glen507$56,250
Jumpertown630$44,875
Kossuth214$64,500
Marietta283$55,625
Rienzi315$35,000

Booneville Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital-booneville
(Non-profit)
100 Hospital Street
(662) 720-5000

Booneville Public Schools

Anderson Elementary School
111 Anderson Street
ZIP: 38829
(662) 728-5465
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Booneville High School
300 B W George E. Allen Dr.
ZIP: 38829
(662) 728-5445
High
Total Enrollment 400
Hills Chapel School
8 Cr 2371
ZIP: 38829
(662) 728-5181
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Jumpertown High School
717 Hwy 4 West
ZIP: 38829
(662) 728-6378
Other
Total Enrollment 321
Northeast Ms Regional Alternative
103 Medical Drive, P.o. Box 247
ZIP: 38829
(601) 728-7144
Other
Prentiss Co Voc Complex
302 W. George E. Allen Dr.
ZIP: 38829
(662) 728-9259
High
R.h. Long Booneville Middle School
300 A W George E. Allen
ZIP: 38829
(662) 728-5843
Middle
Total Enrollment 390
Rentiss Co Alternative School
717 Highway 4 West
ZIP: 38829
(662) 720-9680
Other
Thrasher High School
167 Cr 1040
ZIP: 38829
(662) 728-5233
Other
Total Enrollment 401
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