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Welcome to Soso ...

The town of Soso is located in Jones County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Soso, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Soso has a population of 401 people<2> (see below for details).

Soso is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Soso lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Soso: (601) & (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Soso: 39480<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Soso had an population of 401 people. This is a decrease of 1.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Soso had a population of 408 people. This makes Soso the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Soso represents 0.01% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 235th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 408 people, the population of Soso increased 7.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 379 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Soso.

Communities near Soso ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Soso.

  • Laurel
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Ellisville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Collins
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
    • Collins is located in Covington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,417 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins <6>
  • Bay Springs
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
    • Bay Springs is located in Jasper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,650 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs <6>
  • Taylorsville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville <6>
  • Sandersville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
    • Sandersville is located in Jones County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
  • Heidelberg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Mize
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
    • Mize is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize <6>
  • Seminary
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
    • Seminary is located in Covington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary <6>
  • Sylvarena
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
    • Sylvarena is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Soso. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Soso.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Soso. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Soso.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Soso. See our Newspapers Page for Soso.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Soso ...

Looking for more information about Soso? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Soso, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Soso.

Adding Soso to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Soso in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Soso was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Soso post office opened in 1886.

We also found Soso in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Soso.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Soso. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jones, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Soso.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Soso - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Soso). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Soso or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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