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Pelahatchie is a town in Rankin County, in the Jackson metro area.
The community name derives from Choctaw for "hurricane stream"
The latitude of Pelahatchie is 32.312N. The longitude is -89.798W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 358 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,477.
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3% of Pelahatchie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pelahatchie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pelahatchie was $14,950, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Pelahatchie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pelahatchie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $305. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $611.
Libraries in Pelahatchie include Pelahatchie Public Library ... View libraries
Rankin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pelahatchie political report.
The average commute time for Pelahatchie workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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