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Population in 2017: 2,481 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 1,124  (45.3%)
Females: 1,357  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39428.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,485 (it was $22,661 in 2000)
Collins:

$31,485
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,373 (it was $11,912 in 2000)

Collins city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $106,452 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Collins:

$106,452
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,957; detached houses: $132,391; mobile homes: $17,647

Median gross rent in 2017: $356.

March 2019 cost of living index in Collins: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.1%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.9% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Collins, MS (2010)
    • 1,31650.9%Black alone
    • 1,13043.7%White alone
    • 1094.2%Hispanic
    • 180.7%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Asian alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Collins, Mississippi as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Collins is 111 to 1.


Crime rates in Collins by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(72.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(71.7)
1
(36.4)
1
(36.0)
1
(34.7)
2
(77.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(108.3)
9
(327.2)
2
(71.7)
2
(72.8)
5
(180.2)
3
(104.1)
11
(423.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.7)
2
(71.7)
6
(218.5)
4
(144.2)
5
(173.6)
6
(231.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
44
(1,588)
37
(1,345)
23
(825.0)
25
(910.4)
26
(937.3)
55
(1,909)
32
(1,233)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
113
(4,079)
101
(3,671)
125
(4,484)
139
(5,062)
106
(3,821)
153
(5,311)
132
(5,085)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(361.0)
11
(399.9)
18
(645.6)
11
(400.6)
9
(324.4)
11
(381.8)
6
(231.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)393.5458.4382.0392.9356.2470.3543.1

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City-data.com crime index in Collins, MS

Crime rate in Collins detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 13 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.47
Mississippi average:

2.14
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Ancestries: American (11.0%), Irish (5.7%), English (2.6%), German (2.1%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 7.59 square miles.

Population density: 327 people per square mile   (very low).

Collins, Mississippi map

67 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This city:

2.6%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $629 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $435 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (60.3 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (119.2 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (369.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Seminary, MS (2.6 miles ),
Mount Olive, MS (3.1 miles ),
Bassfield, MS (3.9 miles ),
Taylorsville, MS (3.9 miles ),
Sumrall, MS (3.9 miles ),
Mize, MS (3.9 miles ),
Soso, MS (4.3 miles ),
Prentiss, MS (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 31.64 N, Longitude: 89.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,594 (+101.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 395 (50.4%)

Area code: 601

Distribution of median household income in Collins, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Collins, MS in 2017
Collins satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $44,200
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Collins, MS residents
Average permit cost in Collins, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Collins, MS
Historical housing units in Collins, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +119 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in Collins, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (15.0%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Food (10.0%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Food (19.3%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Private households (4.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Collins, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Construction laborers (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)

Average climate in Collins, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Collins, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Collins-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Collins city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/18/1978, a category F4 tornado 16.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 31 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Collins-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 82% 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 139.8 miles away from Collins center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from Collins 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 181.4 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 118.0 miles away from Collins 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) earthquake occurred 412.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 175.1 miles away from Collins 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 Covington County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Collins topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Collins:

  • COVINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 701 SOUTH HOLLY AVENUE)
  • COVINGTON CO NURSING CENTER (1207 SOUTH FIR AVENUE)
  • COLLINS DIALYSIS (15 COVINGTON RIDGE PLACE)
  • AMEDISYS MISSISSIPPI, LLC (18 MELODY LANE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Collins:

  • Jones County Junior College (about 22 miles; Ellisville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,942)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 26 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • William Carey University (about 29 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 50 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 56 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • Belhaven University (about 59 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Jackson State University (about 60 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)

Public high schools in Collins:

Public elementary/middle schools in Collins:

Private elementary/middle school in Collins:

  • SALEM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 38, Location: 336 SALEM CHURCH RD, Grades: PK-7)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Collins: Collins City Hall (A), Covington County Courthouse (B), City of Collins Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Collins include: Ora Baptist Church (A), Mount Zion Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ora Cemetery (1), Collins Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Collins: Robertson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Collins Inn (No 8 Grandview Drive), Days Inn (3478 Highway 49).

Court: Covington County - Youth Court Counselor (501 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Correll Buckhalter - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Oct 6, 1978), Gerald McRaney - Actor, Brandon McDonald (American football) - Football player, Randolph Keys - Basketball player, Mack A. Jordan - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Covington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Collins and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF COLLINS (Population served: 2,586, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 276 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.6%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

237 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Collins in 2000:

  • 221 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Banks with branches in Collins (2011 data):

  • Covington County Bank: at 102 S Dogwood Ave, branch established on 1975/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $55.9 mil, Deposits: $49.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Covington Capital Corporation
  • Peoples Bank: Collins Branch at 704 Main Street, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $228.9 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, headquarters in Mendenhall, MS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Collins Branch at 503 Main Street, branch established on 1972/01/07. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • PriorityOne Bank: Collins Main Branch at 215 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $511.5 mil, Deposits: $433.9 mil, headquarters in Magee, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Priorityone Capital Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Collins:

Marital status in Collins, MS
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Collins:

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Collins
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Collins, MS (based on Covington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,71434
Mainline Protestant9499
Black Protestant7497
Other2931
None9,863-
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: 7
This county:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Covington County:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Covington County:

36.4%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.0%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Collins:

55.5%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

15.7%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Collins:

8.6%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.0%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Here:

60.7%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Collins:

81.4%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Collins, 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
Police Protection - Officers 12$36,078$36,07810$5,299
Other Government Administration 7$11,685$20,0310$0
Judicial and Legal 5$7,899$18,9580$0
Police - Other 5$10,647$25,5534$3,766
Financial Administration 5$13,680$32,8321$570
Electric Power 5$15,454$37,0900$0
Streets and Highways 2$7,292$43,7521$1,037
Other and Unallocable 2$6,691$40,1460$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,861$35,1660$0
Sewerage 2$7,560$45,3600$0
Solid Waste Management 2$7,494$44,9640$0
Water Supply 1$3,486$41,8321$3,561
Firefighters 0$0 27$743
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 50$133,827$32,11844$14,976

Collins government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $586,000 ($236.20)
    Regular Highways: $521,000 ($210.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,875,000 ($1561.87)
    Police Protection: $895,000 ($360.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $393,000 ($158.40)
    Regular Highways: $275,000 ($110.84)
    Water Utilities: $224,000 ($90.29)
    Sewerage: $216,000 ($87.06)
    Central Staff Services: $198,000 ($79.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $191,000 ($76.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $173,000 ($69.73)
    Financial Administration: $171,000 ($68.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000 ($66.51)
    General - Other: $132,000 ($53.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $106,000 ($42.72)
    Health - Other: $21,000 ($8.46)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($4.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $342,000 ($137.85)
    Electric Utilities: $270,000 ($108.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($14.51)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($11.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,539,000 ($620.31)

Collins government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $397,000 ($160.02)
    Sewerage: $225,000 ($90.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($44.74)
    Other: $25,000 ($10.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $353,000 ($142.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $119,000 ($47.96)
    Rents: $85,000 ($34.26)
    General Revenue - Other: $58,000 ($23.38)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($14.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,040,000 ($1628.38)
    Water Utilities: $234,000 ($94.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,259,000 ($507.46)
    Highways: $465,000 ($187.42)
    Other: $398,000 ($160.42)
  • Tax - Property: $535,000 ($215.64)
    Public Utilities Sales: $112,000 ($45.14)
    Other License: $34,000 ($13.70)

Collins government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,971,000 ($2003.63)
Businesses in Collins, MS
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Hardee's1
Best Western1KFC1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Collins:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WIZK (1570 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BAY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: M. JEROME HUGHEY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Collins:

  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHER (99.3 FM; HEIDELBERG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJKX (102.5 FM; ELLISVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WCJU-FM (104.9 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUNBELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WATP (90.7 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJDR (98.3 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUN BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUSM-FM (88.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI)

TV broadcast stations around Collins:

  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W69DJ (Channel 69; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W47BP (Channel 47; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR ED. TV.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Collins: Mack A. Jordan.

Collins fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Collins fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 56Number of bridges
  • 833ft / 254mTotal length
  • $4,344,874,000Total costs
  • 243,330Total average daily traffic
  • 38,457Total average daily truck traffic
  • 192,403Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Collins, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 121960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 252000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Collins, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Collins)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Collins, MS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Collins)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Collins)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 119. The highest number of fire incidents - 259 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Collins, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.3%), and Structure Fires (34.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Collins, MS
    • 1,04151.3%Outside Fires
    • 69834.4%Structure Fires
    • 26413.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 281.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Collins, MS
Most common first names in Collins, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7773.5 years
James7571.6 years
Mary6274.5 years
William5076.3 years
Robert4671.2 years
Willie4372.5 years
George3278.4 years
Annie3175.5 years
Charles2768.5 years
Minnie2384.2 years
Most common last names in Collins, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barnes7272.8 years
Magee5075.5 years
Mcraney4778.5 years
Mcdonald4475.8 years
Keys4375.7 years
Mclaurin4374.2 years
Graves3777.8 years
Rogers3579.5 years
Smith3176.4 years
Sanford3174.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Collins, MS
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 23.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Collins, MS
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas


Collins compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Collins on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
There are 7 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kenneth Charles Tyler (3)
  • Layne R. Upton (1)
  • W. Lovelle Upton (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2020.