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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,592
Male Share of the Population40.5%
Female Share of the Population59.5%
Senior Citizens20.8%
Employed Population 16+1,461
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married37.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,792

Wealth

Median Family Income$27,813
% Above Poverty Level64.5%
% Below Poverty Level35.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.5%
Median Gross Rent$450
Median House Value$79,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.5%
Irish4.2%
German3%
English1.5%
Italian1.3%
Welsh0.8%
African0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Scottish0.1%
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Winona Almanac

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

Winona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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
StationGRENADA 5 NNE
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
StationKOSCIUSKO
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
Carrollton178$46,250
Duck Hill899$27,500
Kilmichael734$45,375
North Carrollton439$50,250
Vaiden755$25,606
West221$40,250

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
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Winona Secondary School
301 Fairground Street
ZIP: 38967
(662) 283-1244
High
Total Enrollment 470
Winona Voc Complex
300 North Applegage Street
ZIP: 38967
(662) 283-3601
High

Winona Private Schools

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