Algoma, Mississippi

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Population in 2012: 601 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.3%
 
Males: 286  (47.7%)
Females: 315  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38863.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,006 (it was $32,333 in 2000)
Algoma:

$31,006
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,821 (it was $13,213 in 2000)

Algoma town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,306 (it was $56,900 in 2000)
Algoma:

$73,306
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $97,062; Detached houses: $119,627; Mobile homes: $36,548

Median gross rent in 2012: $595.

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  • White alone - 464 (78.6%)
  • Black alone - 107 (18.1%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Algoma: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (28.8%), Irish (14.0%), English (11.8%), German (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 423 feet

Land area: 6.58 square miles.

Population density: 91 people per square mile   (very low).

Algoma,MS real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Algoma:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Algoma town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

11 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America).

This town:  2.2%
Mississippi:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $585 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $523 (0.7%)

Algoma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (84.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (457.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Pontotoc, MS (2.3 miles ), New Houlka, MS (3.1 miles ), Thaxton, MS (3.4 miles ), Ecru, MS (3.5 miles ), Toccopola, MS (3.6 miles) , Sherman, MS (4.1 miles ), Verona, MS (4.2 miles ), Blue Springs, MS (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 89.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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

8.3%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+9.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (51%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (18%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Financial managers (4%)

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Average climate in Algoma, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Algoma-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Algoma town center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/21/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Algoma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% 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 124.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from Algoma 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 171.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from Algoma 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 208.8 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 Pontotoc County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Freezes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Algoma topographic map

Birthplace of: Leroy Foster (musician) - Blues singer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Algoma:

  • NMMC - PONTOTOC NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PONTOTOC, MS)
  • SUNSHINE HEALTH CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PONTOTOC, MS)
  • THE SANCTUARY HOSPICE HOUSE, INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; TUPELO, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Algoma:

  • University of Mississippi (about 32 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 37 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 44 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Mississippi State University (about 52 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 59 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 62 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Memphis (about 85 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public high schools in Algoma:

Public elementary/middle schools in Algoma:

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Notable location: Algoma Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Algoma include: Old Monroe Church (A), Algoma United Methodist Church (B), Algoma Baptist Church (C), Usher Valley Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pontotoc County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.47
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.1%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Algoma compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Algoma town (based on Pontotoc County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.33%
Here: 67.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic Church
Adherents83.1%9.8%1.9%1.8%1.0%
Congregations54.0%20.7%5.7%4.6%1.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents0.6%0.5%0.4%0.3%0.5%
Congregations3.4%2.3%1.1%1.1%5.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Pontotoc County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pontotoc County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Pontotoc County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pontotoc County:

30.5%
Mississippi:

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

24.2%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 7$780
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 8$880

7.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,630 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lee County, MS  2.04% ($28,959 average AGI)
from Union County, MS  0.98% ($29,223)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.50% ($26,563)


6.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lee County, MS  1.85% ($31,017 average AGI)
to Union County, MS  0.84% ($25,152)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.37% ($25,943)

Strongest AM radio stations in Algoma:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • 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.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELO (580 AM; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMQ (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Algoma:

  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEL-FM (96.7 FM; PONTOTOC, MS; Owner: OLLIE COLLINS, JR.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WCMR (94.5 FM; BRUCE, MS; Owner: RUSSELL A HUMPHREY & ROBERTA L EATON)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAQB (90.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTA (101.9 FM; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCNA (95.9 FM; POTTS CAMP, MS; Owner: OLVIE E. SISK)
  • WESE (92.5 FM; BALDWYN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Algoma:

  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W32BH (Channel 32; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W49BK (Channel 49; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W14BW (Channel 14; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W07BN (Channel 7; BRUCE, MS; Owner: BRUCE INDEPENDENT TV, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA5LDW, Licensee ID: L01220837
    Grant Date: 12/07/2006, Expiration Date: 01/31/2017
    Registrant: Harold W Hodges Jr, Algoma, MS 38820
  • Call Sign: N5XGQ
    Grant Date: 11/12/1991, Expiration Date: 11/12/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2003
    Registrant: Steve A Devore, Algoma, MS 38820
  • Call Sign: N5YQX, Licensee ID: L00415688
    Grant Date: 11/02/2011, Expiration Date: 01/28/2022, Certifier: Donald G Smith
    Registrant: Donald G Smith, Algoma, MS 38820

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