Alligator, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 206 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 
Males: 74  (36.2%)
Females: 132  (63.8%)
Median resident age:  31.5 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38614, 38720.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,186 (it was $16,667 in 2000)
Alligator:

$34,186
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,560 (it was $9,567 in 2000)

Alligator town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,673 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Alligator:

$56,673
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $76,870; Detached houses: $102,633; Mobile homes: $42,519

Median gross rent in 2012: $678.

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  • Black alone - 171 (82.2%)
  • White alone - 33 (15.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alligator: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 160 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 209 people per square mile   (very low).

Alligator, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Alligator:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 59.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alligator town:

  • Never married: 46.0%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Alligator, Mississippi as of June 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Alligator to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $760 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (1.4%)

Alligator satellite photo by USGS

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

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

10.6%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+27.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (1%)
  • Public administration (1%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Child care workers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)

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

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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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, 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

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

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)

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.9. This is about average.

City:

80.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.5%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.8% for Black residents)
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

Alligator compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (17%)

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 Alligator town (based on Bolivar County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.76%
Here: 34.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church in America
Adherents52.5%13.8%8.6%7.6%2.6%
Congregations29.9%22.4%7.5%7.5%1.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.1%1.9%1.8%1.8%7.1%
Congregations4.5%3.0%3.0%1.5%19.4%
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: 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%
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 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($48.54)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($24.27)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($9.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($38.83)

Alligator government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($19.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($116.50)
    All Other: $4,000 ($19.42)
    General Support: $2,000 ($9.71)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $7,000 ($33.98)
    Property: $4,000 ($19.42)

Alligator government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $43,000 ($208.74)

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
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 Sunflower County, MS  0.52% ($32,276 average AGI)
from Washington County, MS  0.51% ($29,053)
from Shelby County, TN  0.49% ($19,745)


6.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.71% ($16,864 average AGI)
to Washington County, MS  0.55% ($29,000)
to Sunflower County, MS  0.54% ($29,306)

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

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: 02/05/2007, Expiration Date: 02/05/2017, Certifier: Charles L Briscoe
    Registrant: Charles L Briscoe, 134 Morgan Rd, Alligator, MS 38720

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 10126 , Serial Number: 502-0050, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/1989
    Registrant (Corporation): Planters Air Service Inc, Po Box 65, Alligator, MS 38720
  • Aircraft: AYRES CORPORATION S2R-T15 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: U/A CANADA PT6A SERIES (715 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 40224 , Serial Number: T15-015DC, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Planters Air Service Inc, 8383 Highway 61n, Alligator, MS 38720
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5746J , Serial Number: 18263513, Year manufactured: 1974
    Registrant (Corporation): Tree Top Flyers LLC, Po Box 65, Alligator, MS 38720
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-6 SERIES (550 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 602DN , Serial Number: 602-1127, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 12/17/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Planters Air Service Inc, Po Box 65, Alligator, MS 38720
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9594X , Serial Number: 21057894, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/08/1962
    Registrant (Individual): John Duff, 27 Stokes Rd, Alligator, MS 38720

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
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

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
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