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Pelahatchie
Pelahatchie
Mississippi
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Pelahatchie is a town in Rankin County, Mississippi.

The town's population was 1,461 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jackson, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its zip code is 39145.

History
Pelahatchie was founded in 1850, and named after Pelahatchie Creek. The name Pelahatchie is derived from the Native American term meaning "crooked creek". The town was the bright spot in the county during the late 1800s mainly due to the railroad access in the heart of town. Pelahatchie is home to both a public school, Pelahatchie Attendance Center (Chiefs), and a private school, East Rankin Academy (Patriots).

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all land.

Education
The Town of Pelahatchie is served by the Rankin County School District.

Public schools
 -   Pelahatchie Elementary School (Grades K-6)
-    Pelahatchie Attendance Center (Grades 7-12)

Private schools
-    East Rankin Academy

Demographics
The median income for a household in the town was $31,597, and the median income for a family was $37,313. Males had a median income of $28,145 versus $20,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,950. About 11.5% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 27.6% of those age 65 or over.

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We have lots of elderly people and we all help anyone in need
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I have lived here most of my life and I have had a safe and friendly environment. We have lots of elderly people here.i hardly ever lock my doors

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How did Mississippi earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Mississippi has a state sales tax of 7.00%. Of particular interest is that Mississippi does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Mississippi has an effective property tax rate of 0.80%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Mississippi earned its state tax grade of A.

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