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"Gibraltar of the Confederacy"

Vicksburg is a city in Warren County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Newitt Vick, settler

The latitude of Vicksburg is 32.352N. The longitude is -90.877W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 240 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,005.


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Median household income
Local
$28,466
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vicksburg demographic reports
Vicksburg is on the Mississippi River
Former and merged names include:
· Vicksburgh
During the Civil War, the Confederacy regarded this point as crucial to defense of the river. The siege of Vicksburg, one of the most strategic campaigns of the war, lasted 47 days, from May 18 to July 4, 1863
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 261. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 9.9 per 1,000 people.
Vicksburg received national attention for 1953 tornado
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
· 1988 movie, "Mississippi Burning"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ellen Gilchrist, writer
· Willie Dixon, blues musician
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfest - April 20-21, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vicksburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Vicksburg attractions: Casinos
Historic sites and museums: Vicksburg National Military Park, Old Court House Museum, Balfour House, Martha Vick House
Colleges and universities: Hinds Community College
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.)
Quotes:
Vicksburg, Mississippi, sits high on the hills and overlooks the river like a citadel.
-- Mississippi Solo: A Memoir
Eddy L. Harris

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Vicksburg residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vicksburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vicksburg was $16,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Vicksburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Vicksburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $723.


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Libraries in Vicksburg include Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Vicksburg include Vicksburg Post

TV stations in Vicksburg include WUFX.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Vicksburg workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vicksburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Vicksburg include Amerihost Inn, Best Inn Vicksburg, Best Western Vicksburg, Cedar Grove Mansion Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge of Vicksburg, Fairfield Inn - Vicksburg, Holiday Inn, Horizon Casino Vicksburg ... More hotels.

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“ Vicksburg, Mississippi, sits high on the hills and overlooks the river like a citadel. ”
~ Mississippi Solo: A Memoir
Eddy L. Harris

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