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Olive Branch is a city in DeSoto County, in the Memphis metro area.
The community was named for the peaceful resolution of differences between Indians and settlers in 1832
The latitude of Olive Branch is 34.961N. The longitude is -89.829W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 387 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,938.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Olive Branch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeSoto County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38672 ZIP code.
11% of Olive Branch residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olive Branch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olive Branch was $22,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Olive Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Olive Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $604. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,002.
Libraries in Olive Branch include B. J. Chain Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Olive Branch include Desoto County Tribune
DeSoto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olive Branch political report.
The average commute time for Olive Branch workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Olive Branch between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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