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Welcome to West Point ...

The city of West Point is located in Clay County and is the County Seat for Clay County.

A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, West Point has a population of 10,880 people<1> (see below for details).

West Point is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

West Point is located in the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 10,880 people. This is a decrease of 3.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.42% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Point.

Communities near West Point ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from West Point and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aberdeen   [Map]   5,391   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Artesia   [Map]   429   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bent Oak   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   1,050   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clayton Village   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Point.

Communities Also Named West Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Point. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Point. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for West Point.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) West Point. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Clay County

About Mississippi

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Point.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from West Point. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6065, Longitude: -88.6572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Point.