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Overview

Introduction to Greenville, Mississippi

Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington county, is 78 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and 133 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Greenville History

Greenville was named after its founder, General Nathaniel Green, who was a friend of George Washington. It was mostly destroyed in the Civil War, but was later reconstructed. It is in Washington County, which was founded in 1827. Greenville suffered its first flood in 1890. After four decades, the Federal Government established flood control in the area and rescued the river towns.

Greenville and nearby Attractions

  • Greenville History Museum
  • Greenville Mall
  • Rounds Park
  • Monte Carlo Recreation Area

Things To Do In Greenville

A visit to the Greenville History Museum is ideal for those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Bryan Park and Rounds Park offer recreational facilities. The Monte Carlo Recreation Area is also a popular local spot. Greenville hosts annual festivals and events such as the Little Wynn Festival, Heritage Festival, Delta Blues Week and the Music at the Mounds.

Greenville Transportation

Jackson International Airport is nearby.

Greenville Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Delta State University, Mississippi Delta Community College, Mississippi Valley State University and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,612
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+11,265
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married31%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.1%
Median Earnings25+$25,873
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,116
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,293

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,874
% Above Poverty Level64%
% Below Poverty Level36%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$646
Median House Value$75,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77%
Irish2.7%
English2%
German1.3%
Italian1.1%
African0.7%
French Except Basque0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Swedish0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Greenville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County, Bolivar County, Issaquena County
Standard Zip Codes38701, 38703, 38731
P.O. Box Zip Codes38702, 38704
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.38
Approximate Longitude-91.05

Greenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREENVILLE
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip54.2 inches
StationSTONEVILLE EXP STN
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 50 F
Apr Temp53 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationDERMOTT 3 NE
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip54 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcola357$17,750
Benoit460$23,000
Hollandale2,484$26,754
Leland4,254$42,050
Metcalfe1,015$27,045
Shaw1,750$22,796

Greenville Public Libraries

Washington County Library
341 MAIN STREET
Greenville, Mississippi
(662) 335-2331

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Greenville Hospitals

Delta Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
1400 East Union Street
(662) 334-2169
Delta Regional Medical Center - West Campus
(Government - Local)
300 South Washington Avenue
(662) 378-2020

Greenville Public Schools

Coleman Middle School
400 Dr. Martin Luther King Blv
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7036
Middle
Total Enrollment 600
Darling Achievement Ctr
242 South Broadway
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7141
Primary
Greenville High School
419 East Robertshaw Street
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7077
High
Total Enrollment 1445
T.l. Weston Middle School
901 Archer
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7081
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
O'bannon High School
1203 S. Raceway Road
ZIP: 38701
(662) 335-2637
High
Total Enrollment 434
Akin Elementary School
361 Bowman Blvd.
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7161
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Webb Elementary School
600 S. Harvey Street
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7146
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Mc Bride Elementary School
438 N. Poplar Street
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7136
Primary
Total Enrollment 174
Stern Elementary School
522 Mcallister Street
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7131
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Armstrong Elementary School
528 Redbud Street
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7121
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Solomon Magnet School
556 Bowman Blvd.
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7050
Other
Weddington Elementary School
668 Sampson Road
ZIP: 38701
(662) 334-7101
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Greenville Technical Center
350 South Raceway Road
ZIP: 38703
(662) 334-7171
High
Boyd Elementary School
1021 South Colorado
ZIP: 38703
(662) 334-7166
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Trigg Elementary School
3004 Lincoln Drive
ZIP: 38703
(662) 334-7177
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
O'bannon Elementary School
1203 S. Raceway Road
ZIP: 38704
(662) 332-4830
Primary
Total Enrollment 474

Greenville Private Schools

St Joseph High School
1501 V F W Rd
ZIP: 38701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 218
St James Episcopal Day School
1026 S Washington Ave
ZIP: 38701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
1600 E Reed Rd
ZIP: 38703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
Washington School
1605 E Reed Rd
ZIP: 38703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 673
Greenville Christian School
2064 Gcs Rd
ZIP: 38704
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 209
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Cotton Fields at Swiftwater. between 1885 and 1898
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