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Greenville is a city in Washington County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Greenville is 33.41N. The longitude is -91.061W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,521.


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Median household income
Local
$25,928
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greenville demographic reports
Greenville is on the Mississippi River
Former and merged names include:
· Bachelor's Bend
· Egg Point
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 370. The number of murders and homicides was 13. The violent crime rate was 9.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets
· Shelby Foote, writer, historian
· Walker Percy, writer
· Mary Wilson, singer (The Supremes)
Local festivals include:
  • Little Wynn Festival - Sept. 14, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Music at the Mounds - June 16, 2007
  • Delta Blues Week - Sept. 9-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greenville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Winterville Mounds State Park
Greenville attractions: Casinos
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97
Quotes:
Greenville is the unofficial capital of the Delta. It appears first as a series of signs rising above the cotton fields on Highway 82: Wal-Mart, John Deere, Taco Bell, Baskin-Robbins, Stogie Shoppe, Pawn Shop - Need Money Stop Here!
-- New Yorker, Feb. 4, 2002
Jay McInerney

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greenville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Greenville residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenville was $13,992, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Greenville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Greenville festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Greenville include Washington Avenue-Main Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $682.


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Libraries in Greenville include William Alexander Percy Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greenville include Delta Democrat Times

TV stations in Greenville include WXVT.

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Washington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greenville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Greenville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greenville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Greenville, MS

Pros: community

Cons: crime, schools are awful, too many people on welfare

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General info: I'm moving out as fast as I can.

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“ Greenville is the unofficial capital of the Delta. It appears first as a series of signs rising above the cotton fields on Highway 82: Wal-Mart, John Deere, Taco Bell, Baskin-Robbins, Stogie Shoppe, Pawn Shop - Need Money Stop Here! ”
~ New Yorker, Feb. 4, 2002
Jay McInerney

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