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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.

People

Total Population 11,421
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,988
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 25.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $22,164
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,048
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,940

Wealth

Median Family Income $23,204
% Above Poverty Level 53.5%
% Below Poverty Level 46.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $541
Median House Value $69,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 82.1%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 2.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yazoo City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 160 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Yazoo
Standard Zip Codes 39194
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.855
Longitude -90.405

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)

Station YAZOO CITY 5 NNE
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
Station BELZONI
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station JACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance 41.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Yazoo City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Yazoo (39194)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belzoni 2,325 $30,100
Bentonia 521 $44,219
Flora 1,954 $32,197
Louise 150 $50,417
Tchula 1,885 $14,453

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yazoo City Public Libraries

Library
South Delta Library Services
310 NORTH MAIN STREET
Yazoo City, Mississippi
(662) 746-5557

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Yazoo City High Schools

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YAZOO CITY HIGH SCHOOL
1825 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DR
662-746-2378
A Title I School.
Serves 594 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

YAZOO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
6789 HWY 49 FRONTAGE ROAD
662-746-1492
A Title I School.
Serves 555 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

YAZOO CITY VOC COMPLEX
1825 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE
662-746-7642
A Vocational School

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER
12 18 GRAND AVENUE
662-746-0985
A Non-traditional School

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