Introduction to Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren county, is located 40 miles W of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 172 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Vicksburg History

Vicksburg was originally inhabited by the Natchez Native Americans. It became a part of the Choctaw Nation after the Natchez War, and was occupied by the Choctaw Native Americans. The first permanent settlements were made in the area by the French. The Spaniards established a military outpost in the area in 1790. Vicksburg was officially incorporated in 1825 and was named after a Methodist minister named Newitt Vick.

Vicksburg and nearby Attractions

  • Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Balfour House
  • Old Court House Museum
  • Martha Vick House
  • Riverfront Park
  • Lake Bruin State Park

Things To Do In Vicksburg

Vicksburg is home to several museums including the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, Jacqueline House Museum, Yesterday's Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum, and Old Court House Museum. The Bunton Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Crawford Street United Methodist Church, and Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church are some of the local churches. Facilities for fishing and boating are provided by the McNutt Lake and Brown Lake. Vicksburg also hosts the Fall Festival and Riverfest every year.

Vicksburg Transportation

Air transportation facilities are offered by the Jackson International Airport.

Vicksburg Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll in the Hinds Community College, Alcorn State University, or Mississippi College.


Total Population 23,439
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,483
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 31.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,947
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,857
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,306


Median Family Income $36,257
% Above Poverty Level 67.4%
% Below Poverty Level 32.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $642
Median House Value $90,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 4%

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

Vicksburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 172 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 39180, 39183
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39181, 39182
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.352
Longitude -90.877

Vicksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 57.9 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 57.4 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bovina (39180, 39183)

Letourneau (39180, 39183)

Vburg (39181, 39182, 39183)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bolton 423 $43,750
Edwards 1,177 $39,464
Utica 830 $43,750

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

Vicksburg Public Libraries

Warren County-vicksburg Public Library
Vicksburg, Mississippi
(601) 636-6411
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Vicksburg Hospitals

2100 HWY 61 N
(601) 883-5136
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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Illinois State Memorial and Shirley House between 1910 and 1920

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Illinois State Memorial and Shirley House between 1910 and 1920

Illinois State Memorial and Shirley House between 1910 and 1920

The Old Willis House between 1910 and 1920

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