Abbeville, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 441 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 228  (51.8%)
Females: 213  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 38601.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,381 (it was $33,542 in 2000)
Abbeville:

$36,381
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,042 (it was $18,882 in 2000)

Abbeville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,578 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Abbeville:

$110,578
MS:

$97,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $735.

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  • Races in Abbeville, MS (2010)

    Abbeville races chart
    • 37689.7%White alone
    • 378.8%Black alone
    • 41.0%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Hispanic

Races in Abbeville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Abbeville: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.6%), German (15.4%), Irish (15.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), English (5.2%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 361 feet

Land area: 3.48 square miles.

Population density: 127 people per square mile   (very low).

Abbeville,MS real estate house value index trend

Abbeville, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Abbeville:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Abbeville town:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Abbeville, Mississippi as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Abbeville to the number of sex offenders is 73 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $686 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $579 (0.5%)

Abbeville satellite photo by USGS

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

Abbeville household income distribution Abbeville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+6.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Abbeville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 73% 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 slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% 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 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from Abbeville center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 184.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from Abbeville center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Abbeville topographic map

Birthplace of: Alexander Preston Shaw - Religious leader, Jennifer Gillom - Basketball player and coach, Gerald Vaughn - Player of and football.

Hospitals and medical centers near Abbeville:

  • GOLDEN YEARS RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH MS Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSP DP SNF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • GRACELAND CARE CTR OF OXFORD (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • RCG OXFORD (YOKNA RIVER) (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • NORTH MS REGIONAL CTR ICF/MR (Hospital, about 13 miles away; OXFORD, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Abbeville:

  • University of Mississippi (about 11 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 29 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Memphis (about 51 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 53 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 54 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 55 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 64 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)

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Notable location: Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Abbeville: Bible Way Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Abbeville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Lee Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lafayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Abbeville and their reported violations in the past:

HURRICANE CREEK WATER ASSN (Population served: 765, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 77 regular monitoring violations
ABBEVILLE WATER ASSN (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 165 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.5%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Abbeville compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Abbeville (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Holly Springs: Abbeville Branch at 2 Business 7 North, branch established on 1975/02/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $194.1 mil, Deposits: $165.9 mil, headquarters in Holly Springs, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Holly Springs Bancshares Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Mississippi average:

12.3

Abbeville travel time to work - commute Abbeville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Abbeville town (based on Lafayette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,19443
Mainline Protestant5,59822
Black Protestant2,39310
Catholic1,1041
Other8404
None28,222-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Lafayette County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Lafayette County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lafayette County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Here:

10.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

30.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 2$800

9.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Panola County, MS  0.60% ($26,469 average AGI)
from Yalobusha County, MS  0.44% ($24,433)
from Shelby County, TN  0.43% ($46,610)


8.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.97%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($271 average AGI)
Lafayette County:

0.10%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.50% ($38,029 average AGI)
to Panola County, MS  0.45% ($22,783)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.39% ($27,491)

Strongest AM radio stations in Abbeville:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Abbeville:

  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUMS (92.1 FM; UNIVERSITY, MS; Owner: STUDENT MEDIA CENTER OF THE U. OF MS)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBLE (100.5 FM; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOXD (95.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCNA (95.9 FM; POTTS CAMP, MS; Owner: OLVIE E. SISK)
  • WKRA-FM (92.7 FM; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: BILLY R. AUTRY)
  • WURC (88.1 FM; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: RUST COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WTNM (105.5 FM; WATER VALLEY, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Abbeville:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WBII-LP (Channel 20; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: MID-SOUTH BROADCASTING)

Abbeville fatal accident list:

Dec 31, 1985 10:16 PM, 360001, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • $1,101,000Total costs
  • 7,860Total average daily traffic
  • 1,425Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,000Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Abbeville)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 34.461778 Lon: -89.567028), Structure height: 98 m, Call Sign: KKE685
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2001, Expiration Date: 02/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2012
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB5VYI, Licensee ID: L00553470
    Grant Date: 09/25/2012, Expiration Date: 11/03/2022
    Registrant: Martha R Lane, 510 Cr 215, Abbeville, MS 38601
  • Call Sign: KC5GZZ, Licensee ID: L00881164
    Grant Date: 06/30/2004, Expiration Date: 06/20/2014
    Registrant: Christopher A Floyd, 79 Cr 291, Abbeville, MS 38601
  • Call Sign: WB5VYH, Licensee ID: L01227452
    Grant Date: 12/27/2006, Expiration Date: 01/17/2017
    Registrant: Arnold H Lane, 510 Cr 215, Abbeville, MS 38601
  • Call Sign: KE5PPU, Licensee ID: L01307358
    Grant Date: 07/23/2007, Expiration Date: 07/23/2017, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2007, Certifier: Jimmy N Easley
    Registrant: Jimmy N Easley, 236 County Rd 108, Abbeville, MS 38601-9608
  • Call Sign: K5JNE, Previous Call Sign: KE5PPU, Licensee ID: L01307358
    Grant Date: 08/31/2007, Expiration Date: 08/31/2017, Certifier: Jimmy N Easley
    Registrant: Jimmy N Easley, 236 County Rd 108, Abbeville, MS 38601-9608

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 137F , Serial Number: TE-32, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/1965
    Registrant (Individual): James T Sparks, Po Box 210, Abbeville, MS 38601

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Abbeville, MS
Most common first names in Abbeville, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1673.2 years
Mary1382.2 years
James1367.8 years
Willie1366.3 years
William1170.7 years
Henry677.0 years
Annie677.6 years
Robert682.8 years
Cora581.0 years
Fred576.0 years
Most common last names in Abbeville, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1870.8 years
Roy1378.7 years
Thompson1278.1 years
Williams1181.1 years
Gordon1173.6 years
Jones1076.4 years
Brown981.5 years
Malone874.6 years
Goolsby877.6 years
Buford765.7 years
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