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For other uses, see Vicksburg (disambiguation). Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_0

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CountryVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesVicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_1_1
StateVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_2_0 MississippiVicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_2_1
CountyVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_3_0 WarrenVicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_3_1
IncorporatedVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_4_0 February 15, 1839Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_4_1
GovernmentVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_5_0
MayorVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_6_0 George Flaggs Jr.Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_6_1
AreaVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_7_0
CityVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_8_0 35.09 sq mi (90.89 km)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_8_1
LandVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_9_0 33.01 sq mi (85.50 km)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_9_1
WaterVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_10_0 2.08 sq mi (5.39 km)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_10_1
ElevationVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_11_0 240 ft (82 m)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_11_1
Population (2010)Vicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_12_0
CityVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_13_0 23,856Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_13_1
Estimate (2019)Vicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_14_0 21,653Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_14_1
DensityVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_15_0 655.89/sq mi (253.24/km)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_15_1
MetroVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_16_0 57,433 (US: 162nd)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_16_1
Time zoneVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_17_0 UTC−6 (CST)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_17_1
Summer (DST)Vicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_18_0 UTC−5 (CDT)Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_18_1
ZIP codesVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_19_0 39180-39183Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_19_1
Area code(s)Vicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_20_0 601 and 769Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_20_1
FIPS codeVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_21_0 28-76720Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_21_1
GNIS feature IDVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_22_0 0679216Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_22_1
WebsiteVicksburg, Mississippi_header_cell_0_23_0 Vicksburg, Mississippi_cell_0_23_1

Vicksburg is a historic city in Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_1

It is the county seat, and the population at the 2010 census was 23,856. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_2

Located on a high bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from Louisiana, Vicksburg was built by French colonists in 1719, and the outpost withstood an attack from the native Natchez people. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_3

It was incorporated as Vicksburg in 1825 after Methodist missionary Newitt Vick. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_4

In the American Civil War, it was a key Confederate river-port, and its surrender to Ulysses S. Grant in July 1863 marked the turning-point of the war. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_5

Vicksburg then had a troubled history of racial conflict, well into the 20th century. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_6

The city is home to three large installations of the US Army Corps of Engineers, which has often been involved in local flood control. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_7

Status Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_0

Vicksburg is the only city in, and county seat of, Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_8

It is located 234 miles (377 km) northwest of New Orleans at the confluence of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and 40 miles (64 km) due west of Jackson, the state capital. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_9

It is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from Louisiana. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_10

The city has increased in population since 1900, when 14,834 people lived here. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_11

The population was 26,407 at the 2000 census. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_12

In 2010, it was designated as the principal city of a Micropolitan Statistical Area with a total population of 49,644, which includes all of Warren County. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_13

History Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_1

Geography Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_2

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.3 sq mi (91 km), of which 32.9 sq mi (85 km) are land and 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km) (6.78%) are covered by water. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_14

Vicksburg is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_15

Much of the city is on top of a high bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_16

Demographics Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_3

As of the census of 2000, 26,407 people, 10,364 households, and 6,612 families resided in the city, with a metropolitan population of 49,644. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_17

The population density was 803.1 people per square mile (310.1/km). Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_18

The 11,654 housing units averaged 354.4 per square mile (136.9/km). Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_19

The racial makeup of the city was 60.43% African American, 37.80% White, 0.15% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_20

Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.04% of the population. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_21

Of the 10,364 households, 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were not families. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_22

About 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_23

The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.15. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_24

In the city, the population was distributed as 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_25

The median age was 34 years. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_26

For every 100 females, there were 82.9 males. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_27

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_28

The median income for a household in the city was $28,466, and for a family was $34,380. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_29

Males had a median income of $29,420 versus $20,728 for females. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_30

The per capita income for the city was $16,174. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_31

About 19.3% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_32

Economy Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_4

In 2017, Emma Green of The Atlantic stated, "The Army Corps of Engineers sustains the town economically". Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_33

Arts and culture Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_5

Annual cultural events Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_6

Every summer, Vicksburg plays host to the Miss Mississippi Pageant and Parade. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_34

Also every summer, the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club hosts a homecoming weekend/reunion that provides scholarships to graduating high-school seniors. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_35

Former residents from across the country return for the event. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_36

Every spring and summer, Vicksburg Theatre Guild hosts Gold in the Hills, which holds the Guinness World Record for longest-running show. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_37

Places of interest Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_7

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Government Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_8

The city government consists of a mayor who is elected at-large and two aldermembers. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_38

The current mayor is George Flaggs Jr., who defeated former mayor Paul Winfield in the June 2013 election. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_39

The two aldermembers are elected from single-member districts, known as wards. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_40

The city is home to three large US Army Corps of Engineers installations: the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), which also houses the ERDC's Waterways Experiment Station; the Mississippi Valley Division headquarters; and the Vicksburg District headquarters. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_41

The 412th Engineer Command of the US Army Reserve and the 168th Engineer Brigade of the Mississippi Army National Guard are also located in Vicksburg. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_42

The United States Coast Guard's 8th District/Lower Mississippi River sector has an Aids To Navigation unit located in Vicksburg, operating the buoy tending vessel USCGC Kickapoo. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_43

Education Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_9

The City of Vicksburg is served by the Vicksburg-Warren School District. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_44

High schools Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_10

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Junior high schools Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_11

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  • Vicksburg Junior High SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_2_13
  • Warren Central Junior High SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_2_14
  • Academy of InnovationVicksburg, Mississippi_item_2_15

Elementary schools Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_12

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  • Beechwood Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_16
  • Bovina Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_17
  • Bowmar Avenue Magnet SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_18
  • Dana Road Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_19
  • Redwood Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_20
  • Sherman Avenue Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_21
  • South Park Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_22
  • Warrenton Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_23
  • Vicksburg Intermediate SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_24
  • Warren Central Intermediate SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_3_25

Private schools Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_13

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  • Porters Chapel AcademyVicksburg, Mississippi_item_4_26
  • Vicksburg Catholic School- St. Francis Xavier Elementary & *Saint Aloysius Catholic High SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_4_27
  • Vicksburg Christian AcademyVicksburg, Mississippi_item_4_28
  • Vicksburg Buddhist FellowshipVicksburg, Mississippi_item_4_29
  • Vicksburg Community School (K-12)Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_4_30

Former schools Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_14

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  • Hall's Ferry Road Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_31
  • Culkin Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_33
  • Jett Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_34
  • Cedars Elementary SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_35
  • Vicksburg Middle SchoolVicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_36
  • All Saints' Episcopal School was a local boarding school located on Confederate Avenue, which closed in 2006 after 98 years in operation. The historic campus is currently used by Americorps as a regional training center.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_37
  • St. Mary's Catholic School served the African-American community.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_38
  • McIntyre Elementary School served the African-American community.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_39
  • Magnolia Avenue School serviced the African-American community and was renamed Bowman High School to honor a former principal.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_40
  • Rosa A. Temple High School served the African-American community.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_41
  • King's Elementary School served the African-American community.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_42
  • Carr Central High School.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_43
  • J.H. Culkin Academy (grades 1-12 until 1965, thereafter Culkin Elementary School).Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_44
  • H.V. Cooper High School. First graduating class 1959.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_45
  • Jefferson Davis School.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_46
  • Oak Ridge School.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_47
  • Eliza Fox School (a.k.a. Grove Street School).Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_48
  • All Saints' College. An Episcopal college for white women. Opened in 1908 and closed in 1962.Vicksburg, Mississippi_item_5_49

Media Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_15

Newspaper Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_16

The Vicksburg Post, formerly the Vicksburg Evening Post, is a family-owned daily paper. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_45

It operates in facilities in a shopping center off I-20. Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_46

Radio Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_17

AM Station Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_47

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FM Stations Vicksburg, Mississippi_sentence_48

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Notable people Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_18

Cultural references Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_19

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See also Vicksburg, Mississippi_section_20

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