For population 25 years and over in Alligator:
For population 15 years and over in Alligator town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $900 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (75.1 miles , pop. 55,085).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (83.0 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (361.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Duncan, MS (1.9 miles ), Shelby, MS (3.2 miles ), Clarksdale, MS (3.4 miles ), Winstonville, MS (3.5 miles ), Lyon, MS (3.7 miles ), Mound Bayou, MS (3.8 miles ), Gunnison, MS (4.0 miles ), Elaine, AR (4.1 miles ).
Latitude: 34.09 N, Longitude: 90.72 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 662
Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+27.9%).
Work and jobs in Alligator: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alligator, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Alligator-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Alligator town center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.
On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.2 miles away from the town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Alligator-area historical earthquake activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 4.6 miles away from Alligator center
On 4/11/1996 at 21:54:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Bolivar County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Johnny Drummer - Chicago blues and soul blues singer.
Hospitals/medical centers near Alligator:
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 29.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.7% for Black residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Alligator compared to Mississippi state average:
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Religion statistics for Alligator (based on Bolivar County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
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Alligator government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,417 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,146 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Alligator fatal accident list:
Jun 18, 1981 00:35 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alligator)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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