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Okolona is a city in Chickasaw County.

The community was named for a Chickasaw man

The latitude of Okolona is 34.001N. The longitude is -88.755W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 338 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,949.


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Median household income
Local
$20,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Okolona demographic reports
Site of three major Union raids during the Civil War - in 1862, 1864 and 1865
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Indian Summer Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
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Ancestry & family history

3% of Okolona residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okolona ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Okolona was $11,486, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Okolona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Okolona include Okolona Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Okolona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $585.


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Libraries in Okolona include Okolona Carnegie Library ... View libraries

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

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

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