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601-631-0555 P. O. Box 820363, Vicksburg, MS 39182
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VICKSBURG - WARREN COUNTY PORT

#11 IN THE U.S.

The Warren County Port was ranked as number 11 among the entire United States’ inland ports based on trip ton-miles. The Vicksburg Port services industries that range from steel and lumber, to coal and petroleum – with a customer based spanning from small-businesses to Fortune 500 Companies. Located on a slack-water harbor this 12-foot minimum depth and 300-foot minimum width also allows direct access to rail and road to suit all of your transportation needs.
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Vicksburg-Warren County Port

Located on a slack-water harbor, this 422-acre (and growing) port consists of a harbor channel 9550 feet long, with minimum 300-foot width, and 12-foot minimum depth. An approach channel 4850 feet long with 150-foot minimum width and 12-foot minimum depth, connects the harbor channel to Vicksburg Harbor.

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Port Commission Staff

Project Manager
  • Beverly Steward
Commissioners:
  • Margaret Gilmer-President
  • Donald Brown-Vice President
  • Austin Golding-Commissioner
  • Michael Roach-Commissioner
  • Brent Cappaert-Commissioner

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Risk Management

A City and County Emergency drill administered by the 47th Civil Support Team (WMD) from the State of Mississippi National Guard was held in Vicksburg to ascertain the communities’ strengths and weaknesses.This exercise took months of planning and those participating included the FBI, City and County Law enforcement, City of Vicksburg Fire Departments, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and many more.

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The Port of Vicksburg

One of America’s top inland ports
  • If your company is looking for quick access connections and facilities inland, look to Vicksburg and Warren County.
  • The Port of Vicksburg owned and operated by Warren County and the Warren County Port Commission began in 1968.
  • Truck traffic alone is in excess of 165,000 plus trucks annually. The annual tonnage imported and exported is approximately 800,000 to 900,000 tons.
  • The Port of Vicksburg has twenty-one business and industries operating at the Port employing over 4,000 employees.
 

Don’t Need River Frontage?

The Warren County Port Commission, in an effort to create more industrial sites, developed the Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex. Learn More

What People Love About the South



Vicksburg is what people love about Southern living. Mild winters and warm summers, with one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets and largest riverfronts, Vicksburg is a clean, safe, beautiful community, where people are genuinely friendly and welcoming. It has long been known as the “Red Carpet City of the South.”

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Frequent Questions

What is Vicksburg's Geography?

A:Vicksburg is located at 32°20′10″N 90°52′31″W/ 32.33611°N 90.87528°/ 32.33611; -90.87528 (32.335986, -90.875356). The city has a total area of 35.3 square miles (98.32 km²), of which, 32.9 square miles (85.2 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it (6.78%) is water. It is located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and Yazoo River Diversion Canal.

Who makes up the Warren County Census?

A:As of the census of 2000, there were 49,644 people, 18,756 households, and 13,222 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 20,789 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²).

What is the household makeup in Vicksburg?

A:In 2000 there were 18,756 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 19.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.40 males.

What is the racial makeup in Vicksburg?

A:The racial makeup of the county was 54.97% White, 43.19% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 2005 census estimates based on the American Community Survey suggested that non-Hispanic whites were 51.5% of Warren County’s population. This meant that Warren County was the only county in Mississippi along the Mississippi River besides Desoto County where whites formed a majority of the population.

African-Americans now were 46.0% of the county’s population. People reporting two or more races seemed to have declined to 0.6%, however due to new counting procedures where people who marked some-other race and white were counted as just white this probably does not indicate an actual decline in people being willing to identify themselves as being of multiple racial origins. The Latino population was now 1.2% of the total for the county.

What is the median income for Vicksburg?

A:The median income for a household in the county was $35,056, and the median income for a family was $41,706. Males had a median income of $33,566 versus $21,975 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,527. About 15.00% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over. Warren County has the tenth highest per capita income in the State of Mississippi.
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