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West Point is a city in Clay County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of West Point is 33.607N. The longitude is -88.65W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,858.


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Median household income
Local
$26,404
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Point demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Westpoint
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 62. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Howlin' Wolf, blues musician
Local festivals include:
  • Howlin' Wolf Blues Festival - Aug. 31, 2007
  • Prairie Arts Festival - Sept. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Point web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Mary Holmes 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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Point demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay 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 39773 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of West Point residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Point ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Point was $15,063, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of West Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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West Point festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.


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Libraries in West Point include Bryan Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in West Point include West Point Daily Times Leader

TV stations in West Point include WLOV.

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Clay County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Point political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for West Point workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Point between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in West Point include Holiday Inn Express.

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