For population 25 years and over in Artesia:
For population 15 years and over in Artesia town:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $553 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (65.8 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (106.0 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (470.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Crawford, MS (2.8 miles ), Starkville, MS (3.3 miles ), West Point, MS (3.6 miles ), Brooksville, MS (3.6 miles ), Columbus, MS (3.8 miles ), New Hope, MS (4.3 miles ), Columbus AFB, MS (4.3 miles ), Macon, MS (4.6 miles ).
Latitude: 33.42 N, Longitude: 88.65 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Johnson Grass Capital of the World
Area code commonly used in this area: 662
Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+2.7%).
Work and jobs in Artesia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Artesia, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Artesia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 202% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Artesia town center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.2 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.
Earthquake activity:Artesia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 80.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from Artesia center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from Artesia center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Jim Roberts (baseball) - Baseball player.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.0263. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 3.99. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 54.6%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Artesia compared to Mississippi state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Artesia (based on Lowndes County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.77%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,897 average adjusted gross income)
0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,368 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,166 average adjusted gross income)
0.28% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,302 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 500
Total average daily truck traffic: 40
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 750
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: