Overview

Introduction to New Albany, Mississippi

New Albany, Mississippi, in Union county, is located 74 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. The city has a population of approximately 7,607.

New Albany History

Initially, the New Albany city was a river-port located beside the historic Tallahatchie River. The city was established in 1840. The vibrant early settlers contributed to the development of the city in the late 1880s. A railroad through Albany was built during this period of time. The city is the birthplace of the famous author, William Faulkner.

New Albany and nearby Attractions

  • Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
  • Gum Tree Museum of Art
  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  • Trace State Park
  • Holly Springs National Forest

Things To Do In New Albany

The city offers several places of interest to the visitors. Among them are the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, Holly Springs National Forest, and Gum Tree Museum of Art. Tourists can enjoy camping, fishing and swimming at the Trace State Park which is spread across a large area. The Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site is another major tourist attraction of the city which is worth paying a visit to.

New Albany Transportation

Jackson International Airport is close by.

New Albany Higher Education

One can avail of higher educational facilities from Blue Mountain College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Rust College, and University of Mississippi.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,714
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+3,358
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,101
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,758
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,987

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,792
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$124,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44%
English6.3%
Irish5.1%
German3.6%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque0.9%
African0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Italian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Polish0.5%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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New Albany Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes38652
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.49
Approximate Longitude-89.02

New Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHICKORY FLAT
Distance13.1 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
StationRIPLEY
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.2 inches
StationBOONEVILLE
Distance27.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blue Mountain1,132$40,987
Blue Springs329$50,556
Dumas467$49,306
Ecru1,237$56,731
Hickory Flat587$44,286
Myrtle468$40,833

New Albany Public Libraries

Union County Library System
219 KING STREET
New Albany, Mississippi
(662) 534-1991

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New Albany Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union County
(Non-profit)
200 Highway 30 West
(662) 538-7631

New Albany Public Schools

Ingomar Attendance Center
1384 Cr 101
ZIP: 38652
(662) 534-2680
Other
Total Enrollment 642
New Albany Elementary School
874 Sam T. Barkley Dr.
ZIP: 38652
(662) 534-1840
Primary
Total Enrollment 1135
New Albany High School
201 Highway 15 North
ZIP: 38652
(662) 534-1805
High
Total Enrollment 617
New Albany Middle School
400 Apple Street
ZIP: 38652
(662) 534-1820
Middle
Total Enrollment 482
New Albany/s.tippah/union Co. Alt
915 Denmill Road
ZIP: 38652
(662) 538-4100
Other
School Of Career And Technical Ed
203 Highway 15 North
ZIP: 38652
(662) 534-1810
High

New Albany Private Schools

Victory Chrisitian Academy
116 N Denton Rd
ZIP: 38652
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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