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Population in 2012: 153 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.5%
Males: 85  (55.8%)
Females: 68  (44.2%)

Median resident age:  36.0 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip code: 38914

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,116 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Big Creek:

$39,116
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,694

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,713 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Big Creek:

$71,713
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,117; Detached houses: $77,706; Mobile homes: $30,938

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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  • White alone - 139 (90.3%)
  • Black alone - 7 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Creek: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (33.6%), English (11.2%), Irish (8.4%), German (2.8%), Ukrainian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 281 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 135 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Big Creek:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Creek village:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

8 residents are foreign born (2.9% North America, 1.0% Europe).

This village:  3.9%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Big Creek, Mississippi as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Creek to the number of sex offenders is 153 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $343 (0.8%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (58%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Religious workers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (27%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (20%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)


Average climate in Big Creek, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Big Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 179% 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 below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from Big Creek center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/2000 at 11:32:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from Big Creek center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Big Creek:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Big Creek, MS

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

  • University of Mississippi Main Campus (about 38 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 13,969)
  • Mississippi State University (about 45 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 15,187)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 56 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 64 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 65 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,616)
  • Holmes Community College (about 68 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 69 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,697)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.08
U.S.:

9.59

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

BIG CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 850, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between MAY-12-1999 and JUN-12-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-1999), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between SEP-16-1996 and OCT-15-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-03-1996), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-21-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-20-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2005)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.6%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big Creek, MS

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 significantly below 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Big Creek travel time to work - commute


Big Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.85%
Here77.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents87.9%7.7%1.7%0.7%2.1%
Congregations70.4%14.1%1.4%1.4%12.7%
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: 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
Here:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Calhoun County:

12.5%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

32.3%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$237
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$415
Totals for Government 0$0 2$652


4.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.64% ($20,188 average AGI)
from Lafayette County, MS  0.32% ($27,063)
from Lee County, MS  0.32% ($21,813)


4.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.89% ($22,364 average AGI)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.40% ($25,100)
to Pontotoc County, MS  0.34% ($35,118)

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7

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