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Philadelphia is a city in Neshoba County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Philadelphia, PA

The latitude of Philadelphia is 32.771N. The longitude is -89.116W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 423 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,277.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Philadelphia demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Neshoba Court House
Three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were killed near here by the Ku Klux Klan in 1964

Forty-one years later, on the anniversary of their deaths, 80-year-old Edgar Ray Killen was convicted of manslaughter in the killings.

Local festivals include:
  • Neshoba County Fair - July 20-27, 2007
  • Ham Jam Arts Festival - April 20-21, 2007
  • Pow-Wow - June 29-July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Philadelphia web sites and events links in the sections below.
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Philadelphia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Neshoba 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 39350 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Philadelphia residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Philadelphia ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Philadelphia was $15,787, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Philadelphia festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Guides to Philadelphia
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Philadelphia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $612.


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Libraries

Libraries in Philadelphia include Neshoba County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Neshoba County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Philadelphia political report.

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Traffic

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

Travel

Hotels in Philadelphia include Days Inn, Deluxe Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express.

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