For population 25 years and over in Blue Mountain:
For population 15 years and over in Blue Mountain town:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $710 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (61.7 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (464.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Ripley, MS (2.5 miles ), Myrtle, MS (3.0 miles ), Hickory Flat, MS (3.2 miles ), Dumas, MS (3.3 miles ), New Albany, MS (3.5 miles ), Falkner, MS (3.6 miles ), Ashland, MS (3.8 miles ), Potts Camp, MS (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 34.67 N, Longitude: 89.03 W
Area code: 662
Population change in the 1990s: -155 (-18.8%).
Work and jobs in Blue Mountain: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Blue Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/19/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Blue Mountain town center killed 4 people and injured 78 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 2/21/1971, a category F4 tornado 25.6 miles away from the town center killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Blue Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 96% 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 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from Blue Mountain center
On 4/3/1992 at 03:06:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/29/1990 at 19:34:59, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 8.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/8/1993 at 13:01:18, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 13.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from Blue Mountain center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Tippah County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Blue Mountain:
College/University in Blue Mountain:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Mountain:
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Public high school in Blue Mountain:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.4% for Black residents, 51.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.9% for other race residents, 0.0% 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)
73 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
Blue Mountain compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Blue Mountain (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Blue Mountain town (based on Tippah County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.45%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Blue Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Blue Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,148 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,765 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $684,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,290
Total average daily truck traffic: 502
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 9,435
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blue Mountain)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blue Mountain)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Mountain, MS
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.