Overview

Introduction to West Point, Mississippi

West Point, Mississippi is located 68 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and is 133 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in Clay county.

West Point History

The West Point city is the county seat of Clay County. The city was chartered in the year 1858, after the Ohio and Mobile Railroad was built in the region. The Spanish arrived here during the 1690s, and were among the early settlers of this area. Later, the region was taken over by the British who made several developments in the city, including the construction of education centers and post offices.

West Point and nearby Attractions

  • Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
  • Tupelo National Battlefield
  • Holly Springs National Forest
  • Tombigbee State Park
  • Trace State Park

Things To Do In West Point

Visitors in West Point can plan a trip to the nearby historic sites including the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and the Tupelo National Battlefield. There are several parks in the city that offer a host of facilities for the enjoyment of swimming, camping, and fishing. Among them are the Trace State Park and Tombigbee State Park. The Holly Springs National Forest boasts of a stunning collection of flora, and is another popular tourist attraction in West Point.

West Point Transportation

The Jackson International Airport is a few miles' drive from the city.

West Point Higher Education

East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University, and University of Mississippi are some of the nearby educational institutes.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,794
Male Share of the Population43.7%
Female Share of the Population56.3%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+4,016
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married36.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,646
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,337
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,925

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,454
% Above Poverty Level71.7%
% Below Poverty Level28.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$91,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.5%
English10.6%
Irish6.6%
German4%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Italian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Haitian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
African0.4%
Dutch0.2%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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West Point Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyClay County
Standard Zip Codes39773
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.6
Approximate Longitude-88.64

West Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSTATE UNIVERSITY
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationABERDEEN
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationMACON 3 N
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen5,347$56,000
Artesia392$45,417
Caledonia1,586$73,594
Columbus24,272$41,944
Crawford428$33,125
Starkville25,122$57,679

West Point Public Libraries

Tombigbee Regional Library
338 COMMERCE STREET
West Point, Mississippi
(662) 494-4872

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West Point Hospitals

North Mississippi Medical Center
(Non-profit)
835 Medical Center Drive
(662) 495-2300

West Point Public Schools

Central School
634 E Westbrook Street
ZIP: 39773
(662) 495-2418
Middle
Total Enrollment 407
Church Hill Elementary School
400 Church Hill Road
ZIP: 39773
(662) 494-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
East Side Elementary School
813 E Broad
ZIP: 39773
(662) 494-4691
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Fifth Street School
620 Fifth Street
ZIP: 39773
(662) 494-2191
Middle
Total Enrollment 504
South Side Elementary School
400 Union Drive
ZIP: 39773
(662) 495-6216
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
West Point High School
950 Eshman Avenue, 852 S. Eshman Avenue
ZIP: 39773
(662) 494-5083
High
Total Enrollment 943
West Point Learning Center
1399 Highway 45 Alt North
ZIP: 39773
(662) 494-5967
Other
West Point Voc Comp
1253 East Church Hill Road
ZIP: 39773
(662) 494-6176
High

West Point Private Schools

Oak Hill Academy
800 N Eshman Ave
ZIP: 39773
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 362
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