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Population in 2012: 325 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 

Males: 147  (45.5%)
Females: 178  (54.5%)

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

Zip codes: 39323.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,162 (it was $34,861 in 2000)
Chunky:

$38,162
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,055

Chunky town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,027 (it was $42,700 in 2000)
Chunky:

$68,027
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $84,053; Detached houses: $99,491; Mobile homes: $48,478

Median gross rent in 2012: $564.

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  • White alone - 284 (87.1%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (12.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chunky: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (30.5%), Irish (27.4%), United States (12.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%), Dutch (4.6%), German (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 316 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 390 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Chunky:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chunky town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Chunky, Mississippi as of July 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chunky to the number of sex offenders is 81 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $438 (0.6%)

Chunky satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (74.5 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (148.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (421.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hickory, MS (2.3 miles ), Nellieburg, MS (3.2 miles ), Collinsville, MS (3.5 miles ), Enterprise, MS (3.5 miles ), Decatur, MS (3.6 miles ), Newton, MS (3.7 miles ), Meridian, MS (3.7 miles ), Stonewall, MS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 32.33 N, Longitude: 88.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+17.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Personal appearance workers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Chunky-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 213% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Chunky town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 tornado 14.1 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chunky-area historical earthquake activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from Chunky center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from Chunky center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newton County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Chunky:

  • ANGELCARE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 13221A HIGHWAY 80 WEST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Chunky:

  • REGINALD P WHITE NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • JAMES T CHAMPION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • SOUTHERN CARE NEWTON, INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NEWTON, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Chunky, MS

Amtrak station near Chunky:

  • 14 miles: MERIDIAN (1901 FRONT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chunky:

  • Meridian Community College (about 13 miles; Meridian, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,932)
  • East Central Community College (about 14 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 44 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • University of West Alabama (about 51 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 2,279)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 53 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 4,027)
  • Holmes Community College (about 73 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Belhaven University (about 73 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,631)

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Church in Chunky: Chunky Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Newton 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 35.2. This is about average.
City:

35.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.3%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chunky, MS

Chunky compared to Mississippi state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chunky travel time to work - commute


Chunky mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Chunky town (based on Newton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.89%
Here63.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Landmark Missionary BaptistCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents61.2%14.4%14.1%1.7%1.7%
Congregations41.3%16.0%12.0%2.7%2.7%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.1%1.1%1.9%
Congregations4.0%1.3%2.7%2.7%14.7%
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: 9
Newton County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Newton County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Newton County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

34.9%
Mississippi:

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

15.9%
State:

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 8$1,425
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,425


6.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Lauderdale County, MS  1.20% ($28,138 average AGI)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.68% ($21,327)
from Scott County, MS  0.65% ($19,255)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Lauderdale County, MS  1.14% ($29,122 average AGI)
to Neshoba County, MS  0.69% ($29,000)
to Scott County, MS  0.57% ($21,780)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chunky:

  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNBN (1290 AM; 3 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FRANK RACKLEY, JR.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFFX (1450 AM; 1 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chunky:

  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMZ (102.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W211BD (89.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMBU (89.1 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKZB (93.5 FM; BUTLER, AL; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYKK-FM (98.9 FM; QUITMAN, MS; Owner: QUITMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Chunky:

  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGBC (Channel 30; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)
  • WMDN (Channel 24; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: WMDN, INC.)
  • WTOK-TV (Channel 11; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W53CE (Channel 53; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CH (Channel 34; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BS (Channel 20; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BY (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W43BM (Channel 43; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $806,000
Total average daily traffic: 210
Total average daily truck traffic: 9
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 315

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chunky)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Kcs Mp 14.4 4.1 Km Se (Lat: 32.311250 Lon: -88.889500), Type: Building, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WQFW755
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.215 MHz, 160.545 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2006, Expiration Date: 06/05/2015, Certifier: Robert B Terry
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA5ZSI, Licensee ID: L00205494
    Grant Date: 02/08/2000, Expiration Date: 03/20/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/21/2012
    Registrant: Gerald Q Todd, Chunky, MS 39323
  • Call Sign: KB5GVQ
    Grant Date: 07/12/1988, Expiration Date: 07/12/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2000
    Registrant: Jonathan P Parrott, Rt 1 Box 33b, Chunky, MS 39323
  • Call Sign: KH6FMD, Licensee ID: L00141498
    Grant Date: 01/30/2008, Expiration Date: 04/27/2018, Certifier: Lonnie D Roberts
    Registrant: Lonnie D Roberts, 5005 Pine Forest Rd, Chunky, MS 39323


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Chunky


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chunky, MS

Most common first names in Chunky, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2273.9 years
William1772.2 years
John1275.0 years
Mary1076.9 years
George769.4 years
Annie676.2 years
Robert676.5 years
Albert582.0 years
Charles577.2 years
Joseph568.2 years
Most common last names in Chunky, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1481.4 years
Gressett1376.8 years
Smith1376.3 years
Jones969.3 years
Graham883.6 years
Barber874.3 years
Alexander674.6 years
Chaney675.2 years
Embrey682.0 years
Grantham670.5 years
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