Bridgetown, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 1,742.
Males: 974  (55.9%)
Females: 768  (44.1%)
Median resident age:

48.2 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38651.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,440
Bridgetown:

$66,440
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,109

Bridgetown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $171,600
Bridgetown:

$171,600
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,047; detached houses: $183,956

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,553.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bridgetown: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.1%
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  • Races in Bridgetown, MS (2010)
    • 1,66695.6%White alone
    • 291.7%Black alone
    • 171.0%Hispanic
    • 120.7%Two or more races
    • 90.5%American Indian alone
    • 90.5%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: American (18.3%), English (17.2%), Irish (12.6%), German (7.9%), Italian (7.2%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

11 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,295 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $993 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (16.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (420.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Olive Branch, MS (2.5 miles ),
Hernando, MS (2.5 miles ),
Southaven, MS (2.7 miles ),
Horn Lake, MS (3.0 miles ),
Byhalia, MS (3.5 miles ),
Lynchburg, MS (3.5 miles ),
Memphis, MS (3.7 miles),
Coldwater, MS (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.89 N, Longitude: 89.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Distribution of median household income in Bridgetown, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bridgetown, MS in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.4. This is about average.

City:

80.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.234. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.395. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.395
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.04
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bridgetown-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Bridgetown place center killed 16 people and injured 74 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the place center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bridgetown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 75% 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 56.9 miles away from the city 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 115.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from the city 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 158.9 miles away from Bridgetown center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Bridgetown center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 131.4 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 DeSoto County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bridgetown:

  • OMEGA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SOUTHAVEN, MS)
  • UNITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC SOUTHAVEN (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SOUTHAVEN, MS)
  • CORNERSTONE HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE, LLC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SOUTHAVEN, MS)
  • RCG SOUTHAVEN (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SOUTHAVEN, MS)
  • GENESIS HOSPICE CARE, INC HORN LAKE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HORN LAKE, MS)
  • BAPTIST PROGRESSIVE CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOUTHAVEN, MS)
  • DESOTO HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOUTHAVEN, MS)

Amtrak station near Bridgetown:

  • 19 miles: MEMPHIS (545 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgetown:

  • University of Memphis (about 17 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 17,427)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 19 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 19 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Rhodes College (about 19 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Mississippi (about 43 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 58 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 78 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)

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

Reservoirs: Sunrise Lake (A), Sunset Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

DeSoto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.1%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bridgetown:

Marital status in Bridgetown, MS
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bridgetown:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Mississippi average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bridgetown, MS (based on DeSoto County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,275124
Mainline Protestant9,80726
Black Protestant9,26924
Catholic5,9283
Other8273
None76,146-
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
DeSoto County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
DeSoto County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 96
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.6%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
DeSoto County:

18.6%
Mississippi:

14.4%

8.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,968 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shelby County, TN  3.03% ($40,040 average AGI)
from Marshall County, MS  0.43% ($36,848)
from Tate County, MS  0.41% ($40,355)


7.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shelby County, TN  2.53% ($40,934 average AGI)
to Marshall County, MS  0.38% ($38,704)
to Tate County, MS  0.35% ($48,986)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridgetown:

  • 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.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBP (1480 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWW (1430 AM; 3 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridgetown:

  • WMBZ (94.1 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIM-FM (95.3 FM; COLDWATER, MS; Owner: DESOTO COUNTY B/CING. CO.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKVF (94.9 FM; BYHALIA, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJMS (101.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WQOX (88.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUMR (91.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS)
  • KXHT (107.1 FM; MARION, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVL (89.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATION VOLUNTEERS, INC.)
  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNA (88.9 FM; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WHAL-FM (95.7 FM; OLIVE BRANCH, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bridgetown:

  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WBUY (Channel 40; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBXP-CA (Channel 44; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W42BY (Channel 42; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC,)
  • W61BP (Channel 61; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: JIMMY BOYD)
  • WJRJ-LP (Channel 59; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Bridgetown fatal accident list:

Aug 23, 2015 02:44 AM, Cr-Malone Rd, Lat: 34.884836, Lon: -89.919131, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.4mTotal length
  • $533,000Total costs
  • 117,000Total average daily traffic
  • 18,560Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,030Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bridgetown, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bridgetown, MS
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bridgetown, MS
  • 55.4%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 5.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bridgetown, MS
  • 56.4%Utility gas
  • 43.6%Electricity


Bridgetown compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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