Artesia, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 431 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.5%
 
Males: 188  (43.7%)
Females: 243  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  28.8 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39701, 39736.

Artesia Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $18,035 (it was $18,438 in 2000)
Artesia:

$18,035
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,411 (it was $8,716 in 2000)

Artesia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $53,679 (it was $40,200 in 2000)
Artesia:

$53,679
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $58,715; Detached houses: $72,918; Mobile homes: $27,985

Median gross rent in 2013: $578.

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  • Races in Artesia, MS (2010)

    Artesia races chart
    • 37284.5%Black alone
    • 5612.7%White alone
    • 51.1%Asian alone
    • 51.1%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Artesia: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (3.9%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 244 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 581 people per square mile   (low).

Artesia,MS real estate house value index trend

Artesia, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Artesia:

  • High school or higher: 60.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Artesia town:

  • Never married: 51.4%
  • Now married: 31.1%
  • Separated: 7.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Mississippi:

1.4%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Artesia, Mississippi as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Artesia to the number of sex offenders is 218 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $501 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $263 (0.8%)

Artesia satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Mississippi State, MS (3.0 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 ).

Latitude: 33.42 N, Longitude: 88.65 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Johnson Grass Capital of the World

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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

10.1%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (49%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (37%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (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

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Tornado activity:

Artesia-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 103% 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 near Mississippi state average. It is 78% 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 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.0 miles away from the city 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 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.8 miles away from Artesia center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Artesia topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Roberts (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Artesia:

  • HEART TO HEART HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • ROLLING HILLS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • RCG STARKVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • OCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • STARKVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • CARRINGTON, LLC D/B/A THE CARRINGTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • UNITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC, STARKVILLE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Artesia:

  • Mississippi State University (about 9 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 15 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 42 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 61 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of West Alabama (about 63 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • The University of Alabama (about 66 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 66 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)

Public high school in Artesia:

Public elementary/middle schools in Artesia:

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Notable location: Lowndes County District 5 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Artesia Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 45.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 48.0%
(37.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.4% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.2%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Artesia 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.4
Mississippi average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (2%)

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 Artesia town (based on Lowndes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,55378
Black Protestant6,22534
Mainline Protestant5,27422
Catholic1,2451
Other5865
None19,896-
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: 16
Lowndes County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Lowndes County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Lowndes County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

33.0%
Mississippi:

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

12.4%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,257$27,0840$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,357
Totals for Government 1$2,257$27,0846$1,357

6.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,312 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.20%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.53% ($29,523 average AGI)
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.44% ($30,281)
from Clay County, MS  0.29% ($36,034)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($934 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.20%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.48% ($34,309 average AGI)
to Monroe County, MS  0.28% ($28,965)
to Clay County, MS  0.19% ($36,368)

Strongest AM radio stations in Artesia:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOR (980 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSSO (1230 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WACR (1050 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • WROB (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJWF (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIRL (1270 AM; daytime; 3 kW; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Artesia:

  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKBB (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • W205AQ (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WQJB (104.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, MS; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W245AB (96.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Artesia:

  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W05BV (Channel 5; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 500Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total average daily truck traffic
  • 750Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Danny Hall, Microwave Building In K.C.S. Rr Yard At (Lat: 33.418056 Lon: -88.642222), Type: 83.8, Structure height: 28087 m, Overall height: 82.3 m
    Registrant: 3186766188, Rowens@kcsouthern.Com, 4601 HILRY HUCKABY DR.
  • Danny Hall, Microwave Building In K.C.S. Rr Yard At (Lat: 33.418056 Lon: -88.642222), Type: 83.8, Structure height: 28087 m, Overall height: 82.3 m
    Registrant: 3186766188, Rowens@kcsouthern.Com, 4601 HILRY HUCKABY DR.
  • 2.2 Km N (Lat: 33.437222 Lon: -88.642500), Type: 110.6, Overall height: 109.6 m
    Registrant: 6018421067, , 5026 CLIFF GOOKIN BLVD.
  • 2.2 Km N (Lat: 33.437222 Lon: -88.642500), Type: 110.6, Overall height: 109.6 m
    Registrant: 6018421067, , 5026 CLIFF GOOKIN BLVD.
  • 2.2 Km North Of Artesia (Lat: 33.437222 Lon: -88.642500), Type: 110.6, Overall height: 109.6 m
    Registrant: 6018421067, , 5026 CLIFF GOOKIN BLVD.

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Kcs Mp 2.6 4.2 Km E (Lat: 33.427333 Lon: -88.603667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WPII296
    Assigned Frequencies: 911.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2005, Expiration Date: 09/11/2015, Certifier: S R Taylor
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 8677 Hwy 45s Alt (Lat: 33.367611 Lon: -88.631167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPPX990, Licensee ID: L00007590
    Assigned Frequencies: 9400.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2000, Expiration Date: 03/08/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2005, Certifier: Keith Brown
    Registrant: Holcim (Us) Inc., 8677 Highway 45 South Alternate, Artesia, MS 39736, Phone: (662) 272-6011, Fax: (662) 272-6012, Email:
  • 8677 Hwy 45 (Lat: 33.394444 Lon: -88.666667), Call Sign: WPUG587
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.155 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2002, Expiration Date: 02/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012, Certifier: John Harper
    Registrant: Allcomm Wireless Inc., 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 591-8804, Fax: (205) 595-7642
  • Lat: 33.409250 Lon: -88.644361, Call Sign: WQBF579
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.832 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Certifier: Tresa Sanders
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Artesia, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary681.5 years
Annie574.8 years
James579.5 years
Emma480.8 years
William471.2 years
Charlie372.7 years
Frank367.3 years
Henry363.1 years
Louise375.4 years
Lula375.0 years
Most common last names in Artesia, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams458.7 years
Pilkinton484.5 years
Hill473.5 years
Brown480.3 years
Billups484.0 years
Mcilwain487.7 years
Mcgee371.3 years
Peterson365.3 years
Phillips387.3 years
Dawkins374.0 years
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