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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,320
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+8,516
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married31.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,221
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,636
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,258

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,475
% Above Poverty Level64.2%
% Below Poverty Level35.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$623
Median House Value$93,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.6%
English4.1%
Irish3.7%
German3.1%
Italian1.7%
African0.8%
Scottish0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Lebanese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Polish0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Vicksburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Warren County
Standard Zip Codes39180, 39183
P.O. Box Zip Codes39181, 39182
Phone Area Codes601,769
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.32
Approximate Longitude-90.87

Vicksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVICKSBURG MILITARY PARK
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip57.9 inches
StationOAKLEY EXP STA
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip57.4 inches
StationPORT GIBSON 3 NE
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip58.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bolton456$46,000
Edwards902$46,250
Utica825$45,625

Vicksburg Public Libraries

Warren County-vicksburg Public Library
700 VETO STREET
Vicksburg, Mississippi
(601) 636-6411

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Vicksburg Hospitals

Promise Hospital Of Vicksburg
(Proprietary)
1111 Frontage Road 2nd Floor
(601) 883-3439
River Region Health System
(Proprietary)
2100 Highway 61 North
(601) 883-5000

Vicksburg Public Schools

Beechwood Elementary School
999 Highway 27 S
ZIP: 39180
(601) 638-3874
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Bowmar Avenue School
912 Bowmar Avenue
ZIP: 39180
(601) 636-2486
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Dana Road Elementary
1247 Dana Road
ZIP: 39180
(601) 619-2340
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Hinds Community Vicksburg Center
1624 Highway 27 S
ZIP: 39180
(601) 638-0600
High
South Park Elementary School
6530 Nailor Road
ZIP: 39180
(601) 636-1271
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Vicksburg High School
3701 Drummond Street
ZIP: 39180
(601) 636-2914
High
Total Enrollment 1034
Vicksburg Intermediate
1245 Dana Road
ZIP: 39180
(601) 638-4199
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Vicksburg Junior High School
1533 Baldwin Ferry Road
ZIP: 39180
(601) 636-1966
Middle
Total Enrollment 516
Warren Central High School
1000 Highway 27
ZIP: 39180
(601) 631-3372
High
Total Enrollment 1250
Warren Central Junior High School
1630 Baldwin Ferry Road
ZIP: 39180
(601) 638-3981
Middle
Total Enrollment 709
Warrenton Elementary School
809 Belva Drive
ZIP: 39180
(601) 636-7549
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Bovina Elementary School
5 Willow Creek Drive
ZIP: 39183
(601) 619-4453
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Center For Alternative Programs
1315 Grove St
ZIP: 39183
(601) 636-2539
Other
Sherman Ave Elementary
2145 Sherman Ave.
ZIP: 39183
(601) 638-2409
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Warren Central Intermediate
2147 Sherman Ave
ZIP: 39183
(601) 638-5656
Primary
Total Enrollment 533

Vicksburg Private Schools

First Presbyterian Church Kindergarten & Preschool
1501 Cherry St
ZIP: 39180
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Vicksburg Community School
303 Fred Dr
ZIP: 39180
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Travelers Rest Christian Academy
718 Bowmar Ave
ZIP: 39181
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Vicksburg Catholic School
1900 Grove St
ZIP: 39183
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 541
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Historic Vicksburg

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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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