For population 25 years and over in Abbeville:
For population 15 years and over in Abbeville town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (50.1 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (435.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: University, MS (3.1 miles ), Oxford, MS (3.2 miles ), Potts Camp, MS (3.9 miles ), Taylor, MS (4.1 miles ), Holly Springs, MS (4.3 miles ), Hickory Flat, MS (4.4 miles ), Myrtle, MS (4.7 miles ), Toccopola, MS (4.8 miles) .
Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 89.50 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 662
Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+6.8%).
Work and jobs in Abbeville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Abbeville, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Abbeville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 158% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.3 miles away from the Abbeville town center killed 16 people and injured 74 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 2/5/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the town center injured 14 people and caused $35 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Abbeville-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from Abbeville center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2005 at 14:04:54, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/17/1997 at 18:16:31, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from Abbeville center
On 4/3/1992 at 03:06:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Alexander Preston Shaw - Religious leader, Jennifer Gillom - Basketball player and coach, Gerald Vaughn - Player of and football.
Hospitals/medical centers near Abbeville:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abbeville:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Abbeville and their reported violations in the past:HURRICANE CREEK WATER ASSN (Population served: 537, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:ABBEVILLE WATER ASSN (Population served: 396, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:HURRICANE HILLS W/A (Population served: 76, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Abbeville compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Abbeville (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Abbeville town (based on Lafayette County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.24%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
11.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,134 average adjusted gross income)
0.72% of residents moved from foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
10.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,811 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Abbeville fatal accident list:
Dec 31, 1985 10:16 PM, 360001, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $1,101,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,860
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,425
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 12,000
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Abbeville)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Abbeville, MS