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Overview

Introduction to Grenada, Mississippi

Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada county, is 96 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Grenada History

The city of Grenada was incorporated in 1836. It was the largest town in Grenada County, which was formed by merging the four counties of Carroll, Tallahatchie, Choctaw and Yalobusha. It is believed that the name Grenada was a misspelling of the Spanish city, Granada. However, some also believe that the name came from the Indian word for marriage.

Grenada and nearby Attractions

  • Grenada Plaza Shopping Center
  • Butler Hill Park
  • History Museum
  • Williams Amusement
  • Hugh White State Park
  • The Dogwoods Golf Course

Things To Do In Grenada

Grenada Plaza Shopping Center is the ideal place to shop and have fun. Butler Hill Park, Hugh White State Park and Bledsoe Park come with various recreational facilities. The History Museum and the Coca-Cola Museum are notable sites to visit from Grenada. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Dogwoods Golf Course. Each year, the Grenada Lake Fiddlin' with the Frogs Blue Grass Festival and the Downtown Jubilee are hosted by the city.

Grenada Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Grenada Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Mississippi Valley State University, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi Delta Community College and Holmes Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,863
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+4,953
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married32.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,648
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,954

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,494
% Above Poverty Level74%
% Below Poverty Level26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$98,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.6%
Irish7.3%
German4.5%
English3.5%
Scottish0.8%
Italian0.7%
African0.6%
French Except Basque0.3%
Polish0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Grenada Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grenada County
Standard Zip Codes38901
P.O. Box Zip Codes38902
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.77
Approximate Longitude-89.81

Grenada Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGRENADA 5 NNE
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip59 inches
StationWINONA 5 E
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationMINTER CITY 2 SE
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 50 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip58.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carrollton178$46,250
Coffeeville1,139$38,636
Duck Hill899$27,500
North Carrollton439$50,250
Oakland792$30,216
Winona4,592$27,813

Grenada Public Libraries

Elizabeth Jones Library
1050 FAIRFIELD AVENUE
Grenada, Mississippi
(662) 226-2072

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Grenada Hospitals

Grenada Lake Medical Center
(Government - Local)
960 Avent Drive
(662) 227-7000

Grenada Public Schools

Grenada Elementary School
250 Pender Drive
ZIP: 38901
(662) 226-2584
Primary
Total Enrollment 1429
Grenada Enrichment & Transition Cen
809 Tie Plant Road
ZIP: 38901
(662) 226-3311
Other
Grenada High
1875 Fairground Road
ZIP: 38901
(662) 226-8844
High
Total Enrollment 1113
Grenada Middle School
28 Jones Road
ZIP: 38901
(662) 226-5135
Middle
Total Enrollment 954
Grenada Upper Elementary School
500 Pender Drive
ZIP: 38901
(662) 226-2818
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
Grenada Voc Complex
2035 Jackson Avenue, P.o. Box 1940
ZIP: 38901
(662) 226-5969
High

Grenada Private Schools

Kirk Academy
2621 Carrollton Rd
ZIP: 38901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 307
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