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Overview

Introduction to Philadelphia, Mississippi

Philadelphia, Mississippi, in Neshoba county, is located 69 miles NE of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 172 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Philadelphia History

Philadelphia was originally known as Neshoba Courthouse. The charter was signed in 1841 by President Martin Van Buren. It was incorporated as a municipality and renamed Philadelphia in 1903. The city was named after Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The emergence of the railroad helped in the development and prosperity of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia and nearby Attractions

  • Valley View Shopping Center
  • Westside Park
  • Northside Park
  • Saint Francis Episcopal Church

Things To Do In Philadelphia

The Northside Park, Westside Park, and the Dewitt-Deweese Memorial Park are popular among tourists for their recreational facilities. The city's churches, such as the Philadelphia Church of God and the Saint Francis Episcopal Church, are worth paying a visit to. One can go on a shopping spree at the Valley View Shopping Center. The local celebrations such as the Ham Jam Arts Festival, Neshoba County Fair, and Pow-Wow, draw hordes of tourists every year.

Philadelphia Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

Philadelphia Higher Education

Colleges and universities near the city include Meridian Community College, Mississippi State University, Holmes Community College, and Mississippi University for Women.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,399
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+2,839
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married35.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,829
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,857

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,581
% Above Poverty Level72.5%
% Below Poverty Level27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$692
Median House Value$91,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.1%
Irish7%
German3.2%
English2.6%
French Except Basque1.7%
African1.7%
Italian1.5%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Philadelphia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Neshoba County
Standard Zip Codes39350
Phone Area Codes601,769
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.77
Approximate Longitude-89.1

Philadelphia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPHILADELPHIA 1 WSW
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip58.7 inches
StationLOUISVILLE
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip58.8 inches
StationNEWTON EXP STN
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip57.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carthage4,938$28,850
Decatur2,087$61,250
Noxapater390$26,364
Sebastopol317$68,750
Union1,860$38,125
Walnut Grove749$27,946

Philadelphia Public Libraries

Neshoba County Public Library
230 BEACON STREET
Philadelphia, Mississippi
(601) 656-4911

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Philadelphia Hospitals

Neshoba County General Hospital
(Government - Local)
1001 Holland Avenue
(601) 663-1200

Philadelphia Public Schools

Bogue Chitto Elementary School
13241 Hwy 491 North
ZIP: 39350
(601) 389-1000
Primary
Neshoba Central Elementary School
1002 St Francis Drive
ZIP: 39350
(601) 656-2182
Primary
Total Enrollment 1671
Neshoba Central High School
1125 Golf Course Road
ZIP: 39350
(601) 656-3654
High
Total Enrollment 908
Neshoba Central Middle School
1000 St. Francis Drive
ZIP: 39350
(601) 656-4636
Middle
Total Enrollment 815
Philadelphia Elementary School
406 Stribling Street
ZIP: 39350
(601) 656-1623
Primary
Total Enrollment 708
Philadelphia High School
248 Byrd Ave.
ZIP: 39350
(601) 656-2672
High
Total Enrollment 315
Philadelphia Middle School
248 Byrd Ave.
ZIP: 39350
(601) 656-6439
Middle
Total Enrollment 134
Tucker Elementary School
126 East Tucker Circle
ZIP: 39350
(601) 656-8775
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