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Yazoo City is a city in Yazoo County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the county, which was named for the river, which was named for an Indian tribe

The latitude of Yazoo City is 32.855N. The longitude is -90.405W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,550.


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Median household income
Local
$19,893
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Yazoo City demographic reports
Yazoo City is on the Yazoo River, at the edge of the Mississippi Delta
Former and merged names include:
· Hanans Bluff
· Manchester
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
· 2000 movie, "My Dog Skip"
Well-known residents have included:
· Willie Brown, football player
· Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker
· Stella Stevens, actress
· Willie Morris, author
· Skip James, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Yazoo County Fair - Oct. 1-6, 2007
  • Jerry Clower Festival - May 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Yazoo City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Delta National Forest, Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Oakes African-American Cultural Center
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 Yazoo City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yazoo 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 39194 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Yazoo City residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Yazoo City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Yazoo City was $9,251, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Yazoo City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Yazoo City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $235.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $582.


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Libraries in Yazoo City include Ricks Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Yazoo City workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Yazoo City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Yazoo City include Best Western Gateway Inn, Comfort Inn Yazoo City, Days Inn Yazoo City.

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