Arcola, Mississippi

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Population in 2014: 362 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -35.7%
Males: 176  (48.9%)
Females: 186  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 38722.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $16,136 (it was $18,409 in 2000)
Arcola:

$16,136
MS:

$41,754

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $11,810 (it was $6,827 in 2000)

Arcola town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $44,935 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Arcola:

$44,935
MS:

$113,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $49,855; Detached houses: $62,226; Mobile homes: $15,845

Median gross rent in 2016: $592.

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  • Races in Arcola, MS (2010)

    Arcola races chart
    • 33392.2%Black alone
    • 236.4%White alone
    • 30.8%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arcola: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 121 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,617 people per square mile   (low).

Arcola, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Arcola:

  • High school or higher: 65.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arcola town:

  • Never married: 51.1%
  • Now married: 29.6%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $800 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $226 (0.6%)

Arcola satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (76.5 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (138.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (344.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hollandale, MS (2.6 miles ), Leland, MS (3.1 miles ), Greenville, MS (3.6 miles ), Metcalfe, MS (3.8 miles ), Isola, MS (4.1 miles ), Inverness, MS (4.2 miles ), Indianola, MS (4.3 miles ), Anguilla, MS (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.27 N, Longitude: 90.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Arcola household income distribution Arcola home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.3%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (49%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (40%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Arcola: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Arcola, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Arcola-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/9/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Arcola town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1978, a category F4 tornado 15.5 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arcola-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% 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 166.7 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 151.8 miles away from Arcola 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 153.5 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 235.6 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 209.7 miles away from Arcola center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 199.5 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 Washington County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arcola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Arcola:

  • MID-DELTA KIDNEY CTR, INC. (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, MS)
  • DELTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, MS)
  • ARBOR WALK HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, MS)
  • AUTUMN LEAVES NH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, MS)
  • MISSISSIPPI EXTENDED CARE INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, MS)
  • MS CARE CENTER OF GREENVILLE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, MS)
  • DELTA REGIONAL MED.CTR.HHA (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arcola:

  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 25 miles; Moorhead, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,100)
  • Delta State University (about 34 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 36 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 59 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Holmes Community College (about 60 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 71 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Mississippi College (about 73 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)

Private high school in Arcola:

  • DEER CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 171, Location: 300 DEER CREEK CIRCLE, Grades: PK-12)

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Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 58.8%
(60.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.2%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Mississippi average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Arcola town (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,79361
Black Protestant7,90030
Mainline Protestant2,93816
Catholic1,8934
Other6694
None17,944-
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: 14
Washington County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Washington County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Washington County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

36.0%
Mississippi:

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

14.1%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.1%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Arcola:

30.8
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Arcola:

13.0%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Arcola:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.7%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.1%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Arcola:

84.1%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Arcola, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$500
Other Government Administration 1$1,594$19,1289$2,566
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$600
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,771$21,2522$649
Firefighters 0$0 12$163
Water Supply 1$1,683$20,1961$850
Totals for Government 3$5,048$20,19227$5,328

4.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
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 Shelby County, TN  0.39% ($19,224 average AGI)
from Bolivar County, MS  0.36% ($29,000)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.32% ($21,821)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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  0.51% ($17,337 average AGI)
to Bolivar County, MS  0.33% ($29,053)
to Hinds County, MS  0.31% ($19,519)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arcola:

  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • WESY (1580 AM; 1 kW; LELAND, MS; Owner: EAST DELTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDT (900 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNIX (1330 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arcola:

  • WIQQ (102.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDMS (100.7 FM; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KZYQ (103.5 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAD (94.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: INTERCHANGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUUZ (95.9 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAVH (101.5 FM; EUDORA, AR; Owner: JOEL J. KINLOW)

TV broadcast stations around Arcola:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W33BH (Channel 33; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 3,030Total average daily traffic
  • 144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,245Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Arcola)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 33.268972 Lon: -90.878694, Call Sign: WQTL922
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.035 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2014, Expiration Date: 03/03/2024, Certifier: Annette MorrisRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N5LLA, Licensee ID: L01259944, Grant Date: 03/23/2007, Expiration Date: 05/30/2017, Registrant: Sharon Neff, Arcola, MS 38722
  • Call Sign: WV5W, Licensee ID: L01232508, Grant Date: 01/10/2007, Expiration Date: 01/10/2017, Registrant: Park Neff Iii, Arcola, MS 38722


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Arcola)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arcola, MS
Most common first names in Arcola, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie1670.1 years
Mary1473.6 years
John1072.4 years
Henry668.2 years
James676.5 years
Eddie566.0 years
George473.7 years
Joe474.3 years
Charles463.2 years
Robert473.0 years
Most common last names in Arcola, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1069.5 years
Jones1061.8 years
Murry676.0 years
Wilson570.4 years
Jackson479.0 years
Clark477.2 years
Winters466.5 years
Ford379.1 years
Grant380.0 years
Green366.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Arcola compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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