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Port Gibson is a city in Claiborne County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Samuel Gibson, who built a dock on the bayou.

The latitude of Port Gibson is 31.960N. The longitude is -90.983W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,748.


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Median household income
Local
$24,848
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Gibson demographic reports
Port Gibson is on Bayou Pierre.
The city developed on the site of the Choctaw capital.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Main Street Heritage Festival - March 31, 2007
Dates often change. Check Port Gibson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Samuel Gibson House
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 Port Gibson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Claiborne 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 39150 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

1% of Port Gibson residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Gibson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Gibson was $12,928, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Port Gibson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Port Gibson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Libraries in Port Gibson include Harriette Person Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Claiborne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Gibson political report.

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The average commute time for Port Gibson workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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