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 Population8,466
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population37


% of people married46.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$50,361
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%


People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$712
Median House Value$119,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.5%
French Except Basque0.7%
West Indian0.2%
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New Albany Almanac

Nearest Large City74 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes38652
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

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)

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
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
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

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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blue Mountain937$42,000
Blue Springs282$29,844
Hickory Flat729$34,659

New Albany Public Libraries

Union County Library System
219 KING STREET NEW ALBANY, MS 38652 (34.49188, -89.009531)
New Albany, Mississippi
(662) 534-1991

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New Albany Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union County
200 Highway 30 West
(662) 538-7631
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New Albany Public Schools

New Albany High School
201 Hwy 15 North
(662) 534-1805
Total Enrollment 613
New Albany Middle School
400 Apple St
(662) 534-1820
Total Enrollment 501
School Of Career And Technical Ed
203 Hwy 15 North
(662) 534-1810
New Albany/s.tippah/union Co. Alt
915 Denmill Rd
(662) 538-4100
New Albany Elementary School
874 Sam T. Barkley Dr
(662) 534-1840
Total Enrollment 1063
Ingomar Attendance Center
1384 Cr 101
(662) 534-2680
Total Enrollment 638

New Albany Private Schools

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