Overview

Introduction to Olive Branch, Mississippi

Olive Branch, Mississippi, in De Soto county, is located 20 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is part of the Memphis metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Olive Branch History

The city of Olive Branch was originally known as Watson's Crossroad. It got its current name in the year 1846, when the first post office of the city was established. Olive Branch was incorporated as a town in the year 1874. It was designated as a village in the year 1888, and eventually became a city. The business of cotton started flourishing in the early years of the 19th century, and was followed by several other kinds of businesses. The first church of the city was constructed in 1840.

Olive Branch and nearby Attractions

  • National Ornamental Metal Museum
  • Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village
  • Fuller State Park
  • Hunt/Phelan House
  • Pink Palace Museum

Things To Do In Olive Branch

Amongst the several attractions in the city including the National Ornamental Metal Museum and the Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village. Facilities for swimming, fishing, and camping are available at the Fuller State park. The Pink Palace Museum and the Hunt/Phelan House are among the other major tourist attractions.

Olive Branch Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from the Jackson International Airport.

Olive Branch Higher Education

Crichton College, Rhodes College, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and University of Memphis are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,033
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+18,592
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married52.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.2%
Median Earnings25+$41,579
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,373
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,962

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,362
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,110
Median House Value$170,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.7%
English8.6%
Irish8.3%
German8.2%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1.8%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.6%
Swedish0.6%
African0.5%
Polish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Olive Branch Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeSoto County
Standard Zip Codes38654
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.95
Approximate Longitude-89.82

Olive Branch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMEMPHIS INTL AP
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp52 to 72 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches
StationMEMPHIS WSFO
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationHOLLY SPRINGS 4 N
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Byhalia1,690$30,903
Coldwater1,641$43,083
Hernando15,534$84,583
Holly Springs7,538$40,387
Horn Lake26,804$49,510
Southaven52,434$72,024

Olive Branch Hospitals

Parkwood Behavioral Health System
(Proprietary)
8135 Goodman Road
(662) 895-4900

Olive Branch Public Schools

Center Hill Elementary School
13662 Center Hill Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 890-7705
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Center Hill High School
13250 Kirk Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 890-2490
High
Total Enrollment 941
Center Hill Middle
8756 Forest Hill Irene
ZIP: 38654
(662) 892-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Chickasaw Elementary School
6391 Chickasaw
ZIP: 38654
(662) 895-6664
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Desoto Co Career Center East
8890 Deerfield Dr
ZIP: 38654
(662) 893-0855
High
Lewisburg Elementary School
1717 Craft Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 895-8750
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Lewisburg High School
1755 Craft Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 890-6708
High
Total Enrollment 900
Lewisburg Middle
1711 Craft Rd
ZIP: 38654
(662) 892-5050
Middle
Total Enrollment 728
Lewisburg Primary
1707 Craft Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 893-6001
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Olive Branch Elem
9549 E Pigeon Roost Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 895-2256
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Olive Branch High School
9366 E Sandidge Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 893-3344
High
Total Enrollment 1130
Olive Branch Intermediate School
8631 E. Pigeon Roost Rd
ZIP: 38654
(662) 893-1221
Middle
Total Enrollment 534
Olive Branch Middle
6530 S. Blocker Street
ZIP: 38654
(662) 895-4610
Middle
Total Enrollment 864
Overpark Elementary
8530 Forest Hill Irene Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 890-8745
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Pleasant Hill Elementary
7686 Pleasant Hill Road
ZIP: 38654
(662) 890-9654
Primary
Total Enrollment 858

Olive Branch Private Schools

Cross Creek Christian Academy
4105 Goodman Rd
ZIP: 38654
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
Desoto County Academy
100 Academy Dr
ZIP: 38654
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 63
Park Academy School
8135 Goodman Rd
ZIP: 38654
Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
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