Big Creek, Mississippi

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Population in 2014: 152 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
Males: 77  (51.3%)
Females: 75  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  31.2 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip code: 38914

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,258 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Big Creek:

$35,258
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,565 (it was $12,745 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,392 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Big Creek:

$69,392
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $64,594; Detached houses: $79,548; Mobile homes: $20,987

Median gross rent in 2013: $680.

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  • Races in Big Creek, MS (2010)

    Big Creek races chart
    • 13990.3%White alone
    • 74.5%Black alone
    • 31.9%Two or more races
    • 21.3%American Indian alone
    • 21.3%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Big Creek: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (34.6%), Irish (10.5%), English (7.5%), German (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 281 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 134 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Creek, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Big Creek:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Creek village:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Big Creek, Mississippi as of September 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Creek to the number of sex offenders is 51 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $685 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $356 (0.8%)

Big Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (93.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (432.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Calhoun City, MS (2.4 miles ), Derma, MS (2.7 miles ), Slate Springs, MS (2.8 miles) , Pittsboro, MS (2.8 miles ), Bruce, MS (3.3 miles ), Vardaman, MS (3.7 miles ), Coffeeville, MS (4.2 miles ), Walthall, MS (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 33.85 N, Longitude: 89.41 W

Area code: 601

Big Creek household income distribution Big Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (54%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (1%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (50%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (1%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Average climate in Big Creek, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Big Creek village center killed 12 people and injured 122 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 tornado 30.5 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% 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 134.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Big Creek 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 189.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 90.8 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 150.7 miles away from Big Creek center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 229.7 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 Calhoun County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Big Creek:

  • BRUCE COMMUNTIY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BRUCE, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Creek:

  • University of Mississippi (about 37 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Mississippi State University (about 46 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 59 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 63 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 63 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 65 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Holmes Community College (about 68 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)

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Notable location: Big Creek Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Calhoun 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 2013 was 47.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.0%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Mississippi average:

12.3

Big Creek travel time to work - commute Big Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Big Creek village (based on Calhoun County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,52656
Black Protestant8828
Mainline Protestant8056
Catholic851
None2,664-
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: 5
Calhoun County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Calhoun County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

32.3%
Mississippi:

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

18.0%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Big Creek:

45.7%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.0%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.8
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Big Creek:

20.0%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Big Creek:

18.4%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Creek:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Big Creek:

39.7%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Big Creek:

51.7%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Big Creek:

82.7%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Creek, 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 1$200
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$75
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$390
Totals for Government 0$0 3$665

4.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
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 Chickasaw County, MS  0.81% ($20,487 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, MS  0.60% ($24,621)
from Yalobusha County, MS  0.27% ($33,538)


4.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
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 Lafayette County, MS  0.58% ($26,107 average AGI)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.42% ($20,500)
to Lee County, MS  0.33% ($27,313)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Creek:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Creek:

  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAUM (91.9 FM; DUCK HILL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQXB (100.1 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CHATTERBOX, INC.)
  • WCMR (94.5 FM; BRUCE, MS; Owner: RUSSELL A HUMPHREY & ROBERTA L EATON)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WONA-FM (95.1 FM; WINONA, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Creek:

  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W34BJ (Channel 34; CALHOUN CITY, MS; Owner: WILLIAM EARL MORGAN)
  • W07BN (Channel 7; BRUCE, MS; Owner: BRUCE INDEPENDENT TV, INC.)
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W30BY (Channel 30; GRENADA, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Creek and their reported violations in the past:

BIG CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 990, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 164 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)

Big Creek compared to Mississippi state average:

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