Alligator, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 191 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 
Males: 94  (49.7%)
Females: 97  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

49.8 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38614, 38720.

Alligator Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $23,157 (it was $16,667 in 2000)
Alligator:

$23,157
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,953 (it was $9,567 in 2000)

Alligator town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,826 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Alligator:

$72,826
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $57,115; detached houses: $90,787; mobile homes: $21,446

Median gross rent in 2017: $536.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alligator: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 68.2%
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  • Races in Alligator, MS (2010)
    • 17182.2%Black alone
    • 3315.9%White alone
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Alligator, Mississippi as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alligator is 31 to 1.


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Ancestries: Italian (5.5%), Irish (2.1%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 160 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile   (very low).

Alligator, Mississippi map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $428 (0.6%)

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 ),
Farrell, MS (3.5 miles ),
Lyon, MS (3.7 miles ),
Mound Bayou, MS (3.8 miles ),
Gunnison, MS (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.09 N, Longitude: 90.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Distribution of median household income in Alligator, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alligator, MS in 2017
Alligator satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.1%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+27.9%).
Most common industries in Alligator, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Private households (10.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Machinery (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (15.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.5%)
  • Wood products (12.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Private households (22.2%)
  • Machinery (14.8%)
  • Social assistance (14.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
Most common occupations in Alligator, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Child care workers (6.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (15.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22.2%)
  • Child care workers (14.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.4%)

Average climate in Alligator, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Alligator-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 71% 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 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 109.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.0 miles away from Alligator center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 114.0 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 178.6 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 143.2 miles away from Alligator center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 106.1 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 Bolivar County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alligator topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alligator:

  • OAK GROVE RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DUNCAN, MS)
  • SHELBY NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHELBY, MS)
  • MID SOUTH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • MID DELTA HH OF CHARLESTON INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTH MS CLARKSDALE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • CLARKSDALE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HEALING HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)

Airports located in Alligator:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alligator:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 15 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Delta State University (about 24 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 46 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 47 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 57 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Mississippi (about 71 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 72 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)

Points of interest:

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Lake: Alligator Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Johnny Drummer - Chicago blues and soul blues singer.

Bolivar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.3%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Alligator:

Marital status in Alligator, MS
  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Alligator:

  • High school or higher: 51.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 59.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Mississippi average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alligator, MS (based on Bolivar County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,31248
Black Protestant3,30422
Mainline Protestant2,04319
Catholic9285
Other6875
None16,871-
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: 15
Bolivar County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Bolivar County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bolivar County:

36.4%
Mississippi:

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

15.1%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alligator:

46.1%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Alligator:

30.8
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alligator:

19.1%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alligator:

13.5%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.4%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.3%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.3%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alligator, MS Residents
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 6$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,000

Alligator government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($198.95)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($183.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,000 ($157.07)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($157.07)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($73.30)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($68.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($41.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($10.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $53,000 ($277.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($10.47)

Alligator government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($94.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($15.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($47.12)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($26.18)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.24)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($5.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($178.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $39,000 ($204.19)
    Other: $27,000 ($141.36)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($57.59)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($109.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($26.18)

Alligator government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,000 ($397.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,000 ($366.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($31.41)

Alligator government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,000 ($167.54)

4.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Washington County, MS  0.57% ($39,469 average AGI)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.56% ($46,286)
from Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($23,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alligator:

  • 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.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WROX (1450 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDSK (1410 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, MS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alligator:

  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WKDJ-FM (96.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJW (107.5 FM; ROSEDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WDFX (98.3 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDTL-FM (92.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKG (95.3 FM; DREW, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCLD-FM (103.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alligator:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPRQ-LP (Channel 12; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)
  • W41BV (Channel 41; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Alligator fatal accident list:

Jun 18, 1981 00:35 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.5mTotal length
  • $2,498,000Total costs
  • 7,110Total average daily traffic
  • 1,179Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,465Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alligator, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alligator, MS

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
  • ALLIGATOR, E Of Iii Central Right Of Way & W Of Hwy C1 (Lat: 34.095361 Lon: -90.709806), Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: KTR21,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.20 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2007, Registrant: Cable One, Inc., 1314 North Third Street, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 364-6000, Fax: (602) 364-6013, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5MIT, Licensee ID: L01242735, Grant Date: 01/24/2017, Expiration Date: 02/05/2027, Certifier: Charles L Briscoe, Registrant: Charles L Briscoe, 134 Morgan Rd, Alligator, MS 38720

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6682X , Serial Number: 21057682, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 11/17/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John W Duff, Po Box 8, Alligator, MS 38720, Other Owners: Jean H Duff
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7859U , Serial Number: 17251859, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 10/05/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Charles Schindler, 356 E New Africa Rd, Alligator, MS 38720

Most common first names in Alligator, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie1368.8 years
John970.6 years
James968.7 years
Mary672.3 years
William574.4 years
Robert574.8 years
Walter481.5 years
Jessie477.4 years
Joe471.0 years
Clarence472.5 years
Most common last names in Alligator, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1170.6 years
Johnson862.0 years
Brown677.9 years
Butler667.6 years
Champion475.5 years
Fava488.8 years
Scott469.3 years
Hall370.3 years
Harris381.3 years
Evans378.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alligator, MS
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alligator, MS
  • 73.0%Electricity
  • 27.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Alligator compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Alligator on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #32 (38614) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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