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Welcome to West Point ...
The city of West Point is located in Clay County<1> and is the County Seat for Clay County.
A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point
From the Census Estimates for 2019, West Point has a population of 10,408 people<2> (see below for details).
West Point is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: West Point lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
West Point lies within the (662) area code.
The ZIP code for West Point: 39773<4>
While we don't have a date for the founding of West Point, you might get a feel for its origin by knowing that their post office opened in 1846.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 10,408 people. This is a decrease of 7.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.3% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, West Point had a population of 11,307 people (or 54.8% of the total population of Clay County). This makes West Point the county's most populous community.
The population of West Point represents 0.38% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 11,307 people, the population of West Point decreased 6.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,145 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for West Point.
Communities Also Named West Point ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named West Point - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Point.
Communities near West Point ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Point.
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 West Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Point.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Point. 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 West Point.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Point. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Point.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Point ...
Looking for more information about West Point? 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for West Point, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Point.
Adding West Point to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of West Point 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 that we've found for West Point was the List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8> From that list, the West Point post office opened in 1846.
We also found West Point in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Point.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 May 2023