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 Population7,284
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+2,587
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married36.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.7%
Median Earnings25+$28,420
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,396
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,463

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,430
% Above Poverty Level71.3%
% Below Poverty Level28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$740
Median House Value$79,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.6%
Irish4.9%
English3.2%
German1.8%
French Except Basque1%
Italian0.8%
Scottish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
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Philadelphia Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyNeshoba County
Standard Zip Codes39350
Phone Area Codes6,01,769
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
Carthage4,862$35,521
Decatur1,917$41,071
Noxapater419$31,625
Sebastopol387$76,250
Union2,126$42,438
Walnut Grove809$0

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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