Introduction to McComb, Mississippi

McComb, Mississippi, in Pike county, is located 67 miles NE of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center) and is 92 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.

McComb History

The city of McComb was named after Col. Henry McComb, the president of the Jackson and Great Northern Railroad. McComb was founded in the year 1872. The first voter registration project took place in this city. Rail roads were built on land purchased for the purpose, and extended to the nearby communities of Elizabeth town, Burglund, and Harvey town.

McComb and nearby Attractions

  • Percy Quin State Park
  • Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime
  • Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens
  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Things To Do In McComb

Lying on a historical bed of ancient Indian civilization, the city of McComb consist of several historic sites and parks for the visitors to take a look around. Grand Village of the Natchez Indians and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum are the two sites where tourists can learn more about the history of the city. The Percy Quin State Park occupies 1,700 acres of land with facilities for camping,swimming, boating, and fishing. Tourists can also enjoy the local festivals that the natives celebrate all round the year.

McComb Transportation

One can avail air transportation from the Jackson International Airport.

McComb Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Copiah - Lincoln Community College, Louisiana Technical College, and Southwest Mississippi Community College.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

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

Mccomb Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles NE of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Pike
Standard Zip Codes 39648
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39649
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.243
Longitude -90.453

Mccomb Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 64.5 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.7 inches
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bacots (39648)

Barto (39648)

Bear Town (39648)

Holmesville (39648)

Progress (39648)

South McComb (39648)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookhaven 12,465 $33,517
Liberty 771 $50,938
Magnolia 2,021 $35,655
Osyka 425 $38,500
Summit 2,307 $27,250
Tylertown 1,641 $31,667

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

Mccomb Public Libraries

Pike-amite-walthall Library System
Mccomb, Mississippi
(601) 684-2661
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Mccomb Hospitals

(Government - Local)
215 MARION AV BOX 1307
(601) 249-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mccomb High Schools

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Serves 753 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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