Introduction to Senatobia, Mississippi

Senatobia, Mississippi, in Tate county, is located 37 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Senatobia History

In 1834, James Peters bought land from the Chickasaw Nation. This land became the town of Senatobia, which was so named by Charles Meriwether. The word Senatobia means "white sycamore." Senatobia became a railroad station with the emergence of the Tennessee and Mississippi Railroad. The railroad influenced growth in Senatobia.

Senatobia and nearby Attractions

  • Senatobia Plaza Shopping Center
  • Graceland
  • John W. Kyle State Park
  • Saint Gregory’s Catholic Church

Things To Do In Senatobia

Tourists can visit the John W. Kyle State Park and the Wall Doxey State Park for various types of recreation they offer. The Senatobia Plaza Shopping Center as well as the East Side Shopping Center are perfect places to shop at. The Cromecraft Lake is the ideal place for nature lovers. Elvis Presley fans should visit the historical site Graceland, which was the former home of the famous singer. Saint Gregory’s Catholic Church, Church of Christ and Senatobia Christian Church are also worth taking a look around.

Senatobia Transportation

Travelers can board a flight from the Memphis International Airport.

Senatobia Higher Education

Northwest Mississippi Community College is located in Senatobia. Other higher education institutes nearby include University of Mississippi Main Campus, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus, and University of Memphis.


Total Population 8,017
Male Share of the Population 53.3%
Female Share of the Population 46.7%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,002
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $56,831
% Above Poverty Level 80.6%
% Below Poverty Level 19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $679
Median House Value $132,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 5.4%

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

Senatobia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 37 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Tate
Standard Zip Codes 38665, 38668
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.617
Longitude -89.968

Senatobia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station HERNANDO 5 S
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Barr (38668)

Crockett (38668)

Looxahoma (38668)

New Town (38668)

Northwest Junior College (38668)

Thyatira (38668)

Tyro (38668)

Wyatte (38668)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coldwater 1,251 $39,167
Como 1,374 $34,884
Crenshaw 975 $38,750
Hernando 14,984 $82,170
Sardis 1,953 $38,929
Sledge 476 $35,568

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

Senatobia Hospitals

(662) 562-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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