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Batesville, Mississippi
Panola County Courthouse in Batesville
Panola County Courthouse in Batesville
Location of Batesville, Mississippi
Location of Batesville, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°19′4″N 89°56′33″W / 34.31778°N 89.94250°W / 34.31778; -89.94250Coordinates: 34°19′4″N 89°56′33″W / 34.31778°N 89.94250°W / 34.31778; -89.94250
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Panola
 • Type Mayor-Counsel
 • Mayor Jerry Autrey (Democratic Party)
 • Alderman-at-Large/Vice Mayor Teddy Morrow
 • Ward 1 Alderman Bill Duggar
 • Ward 2 Alderman Ted Stewart
 • Ward 3 Alderman Stan Harrison
 • Total 11.1 sq mi (28.9 km2)
 • Land 11.1 sq mi (28.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 233 ft (71 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,463
 • Density 670/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38606
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-03620
GNIS feature ID 0666568

Batesville is a city in Panola County, Mississippi. The population was 7,463 at the 2010 census.

Batesville is one of two county seats for Panola County; the other is Sardis.


Batesville is located at 34°19′4″N 89°56′33″W / 34.31778°N 89.94250°W / 34.31778; -89.94250 (34.317809, −89.942626).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km2), all land.


Downtown Batesville

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,113 people, 2,577 households, and 1,821 families residing in the city. The population density was 638.2 people per square mile (246.3/km²). There were 2,791 housing units at an average density of 250.4 per square mile (96.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.43% White, 41.88% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 2,577 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,875, and the median income for a family was $38,849. Males had a median income of $30,998 versus $22,029 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,814. About 21.9% of families and 28.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1% of those under age 18 and 27.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Batesville Post Office.[4]


Rail service is provided by Grenada Railway (formerly Illinois Central Railroad).

Amtrak's City of New Orleans used to provide passenger service, but the train was rerouted to the Delta region in 1995.

The short-lived Batesville Southwestern Railroad was established in Batesville.


South Panola School District (SPSD) operates schools in Batesville and has its headquarters in Batesville.[5] Batesville Elementary School,[6] Batesville Intermediate School,[7] Batesville Middle School,[8] Batesville Junior High School,[9] and South Panola High School serve Batesville.[10]

An academy founded in 1987, North Delta School, also serves Panola County and the surrounding area.[11]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Post Office Location – BATESVILLE." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "SPSD Contact Information." South Panola School District. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "Batesville Elementary School." South Panola School District. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "Batesville Intermediate School." South Panola School District. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "Welcome to Batesville Middle School!." South Panola School District. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  9. ^ "Welcome to Batesville Jr. High!" South Panola School District. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  10. ^ "South Panola High School." South Panola School District. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  11. ^ "North Delta School

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