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Guntown is a town in Lee County, in the Tupelo metro area.
The community was named for James Gunn, a Tory who fled to the region during the Revolution
The latitude of Guntown is 34.443N. The longitude is -88.659W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,205.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Guntown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee 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 38849 ZIP code.
5% of Guntown residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Guntown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Guntown was $12,456, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Guntown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Guntown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $211. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Guntown political report.
The average commute time for Guntown workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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