Introduction to Winona, Mississippi

Winona, Mississippi, in Montgomery county, is located 86 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 116 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Winona History

The city of Winona in Montgomery County derived its name from a Sioux word which meant "first-born daughter." The city came into being when a railroad was built in the region in 1860. The first settlement in Winona took place when Colonel O.J. Moore arrived from Virginia in the year 1848. Winona was initially incorporated as a town in the year 1861, and was later incorporated as a city.

Winona and nearby Attractions

  • Legion State Park
  • Nanih Waya State Park
  • Casey Jones Railroad Museum
  • Florewood River Plantation
  • Delta Blues Museum

Things To Do In Winona

The city of Winona is the ideal destination both for history lovers as well as for those who enjoy sports and other physical activities. The Delta Blues Museum and the Casey Jones Railroad Museum offer valuable information about the history and culture of the region. The Legion State Park and the Nanih Waya State Park provide facilities for the enjoyment of various sports, including swimming, and fishing.

Winona Transportation

Air transportation facilities can be availed from the Jackson International Airport.

Winona Higher Education

To pursue higher education, residents of Winona can enroll at the Holmes Community College, Magnolia Bible College, and Mississippi Valley State University.



Total Population4,367
Male Share of the Population41%
Female Share of the Population59%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+1,555
Age of the Population35


% of people married40.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,515
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,854
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,338


Median Family Income$30,326
% Above Poverty Level68.1%
% Below Poverty Level31.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone22.3%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$92,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.4%
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Winona Almanac

CountyMontgomery County
Standard Zip Codes38967
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.48
Approximate Longitude-89.72

Winona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

StationWINONA 5 E
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip57 inches
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip59 inches
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip60.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Duck Hill1,133$26,806
North Carrollton303$44,583

Winona Hospitals

Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
409 Tyler Holmes Drive
(662) 283-4114

Winona Public Schools

Winona Elementary School
513 South Applegate
ZIP: 38967
(662) 283-4129
Total Enrollment 678
Winona Secondary School
301 Fairground Street
ZIP: 38967
(662) 283-1244
Total Enrollment 470
Winona Voc Complex
300 North Applegage Street
ZIP: 38967
(662) 283-3601

Winona Private Schools

Winona Christian School
1014 S Applegate St
ZIP: 38967
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 283
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