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Overview

Introduction to Yazoo City, Mississippi

Yazoo City, Mississippi is located 40 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 160 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in Yazoo county.

Yazoo City History

Named after the river Yazoo, the city was founded in 1824. Originally, the name of the city was Hanna’s Bluff, however was given its current name in the year 1839. The Native Americans were among the first settlers in this region. They were followed by the French. The city became the county seat in the year 1849. After the French took over the city, several developments took place like the building of railroads and other constructions.

Yazoo City and nearby Attractions

  • Holmes County State Park
  • Lefleur's Bluff State Park
  • Old State Capitol
  • Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Casey Jones Museum

Things To Do In Yazoo City

The historic city of Yazoo offers tourists easy access to several historic attractions like the Old State Capitol and Florewood River Plantation. Recreational parks like Holmes County State Park and Lefleur's Bluff State Park offers facilities for camping, swimming and fishing. Tourists can also visit the Casey Jones Museum which provides interesting insights into the local history and culture.

Yazoo City Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Jackson International Airport.

Yazoo City Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Holmes Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi College, and Wesley Biblical Seminary.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,336
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+3,182
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married22.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$20,772
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,356
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,013

Wealth

Median Family Income$22,029
% Above Poverty Level52%
% Below Poverty Level48%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$557
Median House Value$70,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)84.8%
English1.2%
Irish1.1%
African0.9%
French Except Basque0.5%
German0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Italian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Yazoo City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yazoo County
Standard Zip Codes39194
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.86
Approximate Longitude-90.4

Yazoo City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationYAZOO CITY 5 NNE
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.7 inches
StationBELZONI
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip58.2 inches
StationJACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance41.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belzoni2,194$28,750
Bentonia454$44,688
Flora2,058$33,393
Louise168$48,750
Tchula1,833$19,250

Yazoo City Public Libraries

Yazoo Library Association
310 NORTH MAIN STREET
Yazoo City, Mississippi
(662) 746-5557

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Yazoo City Hospitals

King's Daughters Hospital
(Non-profit)
823 Grand Avenue
(662) 746-2261

Yazoo City Public Schools

Alternative Learning Center
215 East 5th Street
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-0985
Other
Bettie E Woolfolk Middle School
209 W. 5th St
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-2904
Middle
Total Enrollment 451
Mccoy Elementary School
1835 School Dr
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 863
Webster Street Elementary School
622 E.4th St.
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-4093
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Yazoo City High School
1825 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-2378
High
Total Enrollment 595
Yazoo City Voc Complex
1825 Martin Luther King Drive
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-7642
High
Yazoo County High School
191 Panther Drive
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-1492
High
Total Enrollment 477
Yazoo County Middle School
116 Panther Drive
ZIP: 39194
(662) 746-1596
Middle
Total Enrollment 396

Yazoo City Private Schools

Covenant Christian School
1926 Grand Ave
ZIP: 39194
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Manchester Academy
2132 Gordon Ave
ZIP: 39194
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 373
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