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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.

People

Total Population 7,433
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,836
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 34.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,328
% Above Poverty Level 69.2%
% Below Poverty Level 30.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $681
Median House Value $78,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 10%

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

Philadelphia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles NE of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 172 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Neshoba
Standard Zip Codes 39350
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.771
Longitude -89.127

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)

Station PHILADELPHIA 1 WSW
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Station LOUISVILLE
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Station NEWTON EXP STN
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Choctaw (39350)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carthage 4,966 $29,392
Decatur 2,100 $56,250
Noxapater 374 $28,864
Sebastopol 314 $69,250
Union 1,826 $31,950
Walnut Grove 913 $28,182

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

Philadelphia Public Libraries

Library
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
Emergency Service: Yes

CHOCTAW HEALTH CENTER
(Government - Federal)
ROUTE 7 BOX R50
(601) 656-2211
Emergency Service: Yes

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Philadelphia High Schools

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NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
1125 GOLF COURSE ROAD
601-656-6004
Serves 800 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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248 BYRD AVE.
601-656-2672
A Title I School.
Serves 319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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