Coahoma, Mississippi

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Population in 2014: 359 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 181  (50.4%)
Females: 178  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 38617.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $16,312 (it was $13,882 in 2000)
Coahoma:

$16,312
MS:

$41,754

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,583 (it was $5,840 in 2000)

Coahoma town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $54,202 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Coahoma:

$54,202
MS:

$113,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $52,841; Detached houses: $55,212; Mobile homes: $45,435

Median gross rent in 2016: $373.

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  • Races in Coahoma, MS (2010)

    Coahoma races chart
    • 37499.2%Black alone
    • 30.8%White alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Coahoma: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 179 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 4,047 people per square mile   (average).

Coahoma, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Coahoma:

  • High school or higher: 64.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Coahoma town:

  • Never married: 58.5%
  • Now married: 23.6%
  • Separated: 8.6%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Coahoma, Mississippi as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Coahoma to the number of sex offenders is 88 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $855 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $573 (1.5%)

Coahoma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (60.7 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (376.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Jonestown, MS (2.2 miles ), Lula, MS (2.6 miles ), Friars Point, MS (2.6 miles ), Lyon, MS (3.2 miles ), Farrell, MS (3.3 miles ), Clarksdale, MS (3.5 miles ), Helena, AR (3.5 miles ), Helena-West Helena, AR (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.37 N, Longitude: 90.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Coahoma household income distribution Coahoma home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.1%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +105 (+47.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (31%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Coahoma: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Coahoma, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Coahoma-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Coahoma town center killed 5 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1976, a category F3 tornado 10.8 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Coahoma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% 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 88.6 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 157.0 miles away from Coahoma center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.8 miles away from the city 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 111.3 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) earthquake occurred 121.2 miles away from Coahoma center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 86.1 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 Coahoma County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Coahoma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Coahoma:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTH MS CLARKSDALE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • MID DELTA HH OF CHARLESTON INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • RCG CLARKSDALE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HEALING HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • CLARKSDALE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Coahoma:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 9 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 37 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Delta State University (about 45 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • University of Mississippi (about 57 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 60 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 61 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 61 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

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Coahoma 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 2011 was 52.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 54.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Mississippi average:

11.7

Coahoma travel time to work - commute Coahoma mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Coahoma town (based on Coahoma County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,62927
Black Protestant5,45415
Mainline Protestant2,3757
Catholic9352
Other351
None10,723-
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: 9
Coahoma County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Coahoma County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Coahoma County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Coahoma County:

39.6%
Mississippi:

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

10.2%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Coahoma:

45.8%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Coahoma:

43.2%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.8
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Coahoma:

6.6
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.3%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
Coahoma:

51.4%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.2%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Coahoma, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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 7$9,670
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$750
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$775
Water Supply 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 10$11,795

Coahoma government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $44,000 ($122.56)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($22.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($5.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($11.14)

Coahoma government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($2.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $63,000 ($175.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($13.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($94.71)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($16.71)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($13.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($11.14)

Coahoma government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($228.41)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($220.06)
    Other, NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($8.36)

Coahoma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $35,000 ($97.49)

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,147 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bolivar County, MS  0.38% ($23,375 average AGI)
from Tunica County, MS  0.38% ($24,250)
from Shelby County, TN  0.38% ($20,688)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.54% ($26,234 average AGI)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.50% ($25,256)
to Bolivar County, MS  0.44% ($23,474)

Strongest AM radio stations in Coahoma:

  • 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.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WROX (1450 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFFA (1360 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Coahoma:

  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • KCLT (104.9 FM; WEST HELENA, AR; Owner: WEST HELENA B/CASTERS)
  • WKDJ-FM (96.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHKL (106.9 FM; CRENSHAW, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Coahoma:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WPRQ-LP (Channel 12; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)

Coahoma fatal accident list:

Apr 9, 2001 05:15 PM, Martin Luther King, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Coahoma)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 34.306139 Lon: -90.524944, Call Sign: WQEN816
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.495 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2016, Expiration Date: 03/14/2026, Certifier: Turner MasseyRegistrant: Integrated Communications, Inc, 574 Hwy 51 South, Batesville, MS 38655, Phone: (662) 609-6686, Fax: (662) 563-9599, Email:
  • Lat: 34.316972 Lon: -90.498028, Call Sign: WQKP841
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.652 MHzGrant Date: 08/06/2009, Expiration Date: 08/06/2019, Certifier: Danny GordonRegistrant: N-Stals, 1065 Roosevelt Road, Vance, MS 38964, Phone: (662) 627-7405, Fax: (662) 627-7405, Email:
  • Lat: 34.369472 Lon: -90.494028, Call Sign: WQSG794
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.970 MHz, 159.540 MHz, 159.600 MHz, 159.825 MHz, 159.840 MHzGrant Date: 09/18/2013, Expiration Date: 09/18/2023, Certifier: Kirk AnticiRegistrant: Integrated Communications Inc, 574 Hwy 51 South, Batesville, MS 38606, Phone: (662) 563-9565, Fax: (662) 563-9599, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COAHOMA, W Vine Street (Lat: 34.368667 Lon: -90.523194), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQNG972
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/03/2011, Expiration Date: 02/03/2021, Certifier: Glenda C ElliottRegistrant: Cablesouth Media Iii, LLC, 1056 Jones Blvd, Milan, TN 38358, Phone: (731) 723-9913, Fax: (731) 723-7049, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD5BZ, Licensee ID: L00185260, Grant Date: 03/17/2006, Expiration Date: 05/02/2016, Certifier: Richard L Fernandes, Registrant: Richard L Fernandes, 2665 Moon Lake Rd, Coahoma, MS 38617

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AYRES CORPORATION S-2R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4005M , Serial Number: 2493R, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Floyd W Dba Foster, 159 Hiway 61 / Jonestown Rd, Coahoma, MS 38617, Other Owners: Farms Sunday
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S-2R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: WRIGHT C7BA SERIES (800 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4984X , Serial Number: 5029R, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Floyd W Dba Foster, 159 Highway 61 Jonestown Rd, Coahoma, MS 38617, Other Owners: Farms Sunday

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Coahoma, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1381.4 years
Willie977.1 years
Robert971.9 years
James871.1 years
George771.7 years
William771.9 years
Frank580.6 years
Hattie581.8 years
Mattie583.4 years
Will576.4 years
Most common last names in Coahoma, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2274.5 years
Brown976.8 years
Johnson975.8 years
Smith766.2 years
Walker766.3 years
Butler578.2 years
Allen478.5 years
Anderson475.8 years
Green475.8 years
Gober471.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Coahoma compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Coahoma on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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