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.


Total Population 8,466
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 3,272
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $50,361
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $712
Median House Value $119,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 6.2%

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

New Albany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 74 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 38652
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.494
Longitude -89.007

New Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Station RIPLEY
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ingomar (38652)

Keownville (38652)

North Haven (38652)

Pumpkin Center (38652)

Wallerville (38652)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blue Mountain 937 $42,000
Blue Springs 282 $29,844
Dumas 470 $47,188
Ecru 1,379 $62,865
Hickory Flat 729 $34,659
Myrtle 493 $50,625

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

New Albany Public Libraries

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

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New Albany Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
200 HWY 30 WEST
(662) 538-7631
Emergency Service: Yes

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New Albany High Schools

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Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

Serves 547 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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