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Old 01-10-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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Another question.... I'm from South Carolina but have always been fascinated by the state of Mississippi. What is the richest area in the state? I would imagine a suburb of Jackson... but I may be wrong. Something close to a decent sized city, that is safe and decently educated? (have to say "decent" when talking bout the South!)
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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It seems most evident in Madison, Ridgeland, the older neighborhoods of Jackson, Hattiesburg, Oxford, and Tupelo. There is also obvious wealth in Meridian, Columbus, Pass Christian, Rankin County, and DeSoto County among other places.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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I live in Tupelo, and I'd guess it is actually in Oxford because of Ole Miss and old money. Real estate is much higher there. Shepard Smith (Fox News) bought a condo there last year or year before.............Ols Miss football, you know...
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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I live in Tupelo, and I'd guess it is actually in Oxford because of Ole Miss and old money. Real estate is much higher there. Shepard Smith (Fox News) bought a condo there last year or year before.............Ols Miss football, you know...
Well if Shep Smith bought a condo there, then I don't see how anyone could argue. I would say Madison/Ridgeland would be it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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Well if Shep Smith bought a condo there, then I don't see how anyone could argue. I would say Madison/Ridgeland would be it.
Be sure to express that thought everywhere you go in Mississippi.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Oxford.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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At one time in the not so distant past, West Point had the most millionaires per capita in the nation - or so I was told. Granted, West Point is far from a metropolis, but an interesting thought nonetheless.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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At one time in the not so distant past, West Point had the most millionaires per capita in the nation - or so I was told. Granted, West Point is far from a metropolis, but an interesting thought nonetheless.
West Point? No. Take a drive through there on US45A and all your questions will be answered.
Maybe it used to have a bunch of millionaires. Maybe it still does; I dunno. But it doesn't have an educated population.
My Brother In Law was a high school teacher there. For one year.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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West Point? No. Take a drive through there on US45A and all your questions will be answered.
Maybe it used to have a bunch of millionaires. Maybe it still does; I dunno. But it doesn't have an educated population.
My Brother In Law was a high school teacher there. For one year.
I've been to West Point, and Im not saying every resident or area there is wealthy.

Ever heard of Old Waverly? I highly doubt it was established by poor, uneducated people.

Also, Natchez once had more millionaires than any city other than NYC.

Mississippi may have pockets of high poverty, but don't let the rankings fool you into thinking that the state doesn't have its fair share of wealthy residents.

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I've been to West Point, and Im not saying every resident or area there is wealthy.

Ever heard of Old Waverly? I highly doubt it was established by poor, uneducated people.

Also, Natchez once had more millionaires than any city other than NYC.

Mississippi may have pockets of high poverty, but don't let the rankings fool you into thinking that the state doesn't have its fair share of wealthy residents.
I am very familiar with West Point and it's Old Waverly. No one in their right mind would recommend West Point to an outsider.
Natchez, when I performed there in 1963 at their high school production (I was a guest musician from Jackson), was a wonderful place. But no more. Natchez's decline began when Gov Huey Long built a bridge in Baton Rouge that interfered with the big freighters. Now they all unload at Baton Rouge. With no industry to speak of and no freeway, they have declined. No end in sight. But it is pretty.
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