Big Point, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 611. Population change since 2000: +431.3%
Males: 329  (54.0%)
Females: 282  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 39562

Estimated median household income in 2016: $96,851 (it was $30,125 in 2000)
Big Point:

$96,851
MS:

$41,754

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,152 (it was $10,243 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $256,981 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Big Point:

$256,981
MS:

$113,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $226,507; Detached houses: $223,881
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  • Races in Big Point, MS (2010)

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    • 58996.4%White alone
    • 81.3%Black alone
    • 71.1%Hispanic
    • 50.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Big Point: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (29.8%), German (9.2%), Irish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 55 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 5,627 people per square mile   (average).

Big Point, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Big Point:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Point CDP:

  • Never married: 11.8%
  • Now married: 73.4%
  • Separated: 10.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,849 (1.1%)

Big Point satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tanner-Williams, AL (16.3 miles , pop. 59,443).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (103.3 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (416.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hurley, MS (2.3 miles ), Wade, MS (2.4 miles ), Helena, MS (2.7 miles ), Escatawpa, MS (2.8 miles ), Grand Bay, AL (3.4 miles ), Vancleave, MS (3.4 miles ), Moss Point, MS (3.5 miles ), Hickory Hills, MS (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 30.59 N, Longitude: 88.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 228

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

6.6%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (57%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (41%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Big Point, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Point-area historical tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Big Point place center injured 15 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 tornado 23.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Point-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.4 miles away from Big Point center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 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 207.8 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 146.2 miles away from Big Point center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 219.9 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 Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Point topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Point:

  • WE CARE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MOSS POINT, MS)
  • CHATEAU DEVILLE INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MOSS POINT, MS)
  • SINGING RIVER REHAB AND NURS CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MOSS POINT, MS)
  • SINGING RIVER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; PASCAGOULA, MS)
  • MID DELTA HOSPICE II (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PASCAGOULA, MS)
  • SINGING RIVER HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; PASCAGOULA, MS)
  • SINGING RIVER HOSP SUBACUTE SE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PASCAGOULA, MS)

Amtrak station near Big Point:

  • 16 miles: PASCAGOULA (505 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • University of South Alabama (about 20 miles; Mobile, AL; Full-time enrollment: 13,228)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 27 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 42 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • James H Faulkner State Community College (about 46 miles; Bay Minette, AL; FT enrollment: 3,703)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 53 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 66 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • William Carey University (about 70 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)

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Jackson 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 62.0. This is better than average.

City:

62.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.16
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.526. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.526
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.04
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00317. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00317
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 28.6%
(34.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.4%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% 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:

11.9
Mississippi average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Point CDP (based on Jackson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,796127
Catholic12,43811
Mainline Protestant11,99635
Black Protestant3,27313
Other1,2549
None68,911-
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: 22
Jackson County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Jackson County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Here:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

31.7%
Mississippi:

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

11.9%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Big Point:

33.3%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

33.3%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Big Point:

27.0
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

33.3%
Mississippi:

20.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Point:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

General health condition:
This city:

66.7%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.0%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Point, MS Residents

7.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($749 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.13%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harrison County, MS  2.00% ($32,302 average AGI)
from Mobile County, AL  0.44% ($36,474)
from George County, MS  0.17% ($35,571)


7.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($780 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.13%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harrison County, MS  2.04% ($29,296 average AGI)
to Mobile County, AL  0.47% ($38,424)
to George County, MS  0.21% ($42,893)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Point:

  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZZJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; PASCAGOULA-MOSS POIN, MS; Owner: JUDAH BROADASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WLPR (960 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLVV (1410 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WLVV, INC.)
  • WKSJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBE (1440 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LUCEDALE, MS; Owner: JDL CORPORATION)
  • WABB (1480 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WMOB (1360 AM; 5 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: BUDDY TUCKER ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Point:

  • WOSM (103.1 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: CHARLES H. COOPER)
  • WKNN-FM (99.1 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJY (93.7 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WBUV (104.9 FM; MOSS POINT, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WRKH (96.1 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXC (99.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WABB-FM (97.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: WABB-FM, INC.)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WJLQ (100.7 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBLX-FM (92.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYOK (104.1 FM; ATMORE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBHY-FM (88.5 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDLT-FM (98.3 FM; CHICKASAW, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSJ-FM (94.9 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHIL-FM (91.3 FM; MOBILE, AL; Owner: SPRING HILL COLLEGE)
  • WMEZ (94.1 FM; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • W205AP (88.9 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Point:

  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WKRG-TV (Channel 5; MOBILE, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WEAR-TV (Channel 3; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: WEAR LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • W51CU (Channel 51; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMPV-TV (Channel 21; MOBILE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WPMI (Channel 15; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJTC (Channel 44; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALA-TV (Channel 10; MOBILE, AL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHBR (Channel 33; PENSACOLA, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PENSACOLA/MOBILE, INC.)
  • WKFK-LP (Channel 7; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: FRANCES S. SMITH DBA NCN CABLE ADVERTISING)
  • W52BF (Channel 52; MOBILE, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Big Point compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Big Point on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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