Courtland, Mississippi

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Population in 2014: 514 (65% urban, 35% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 
Males: 235  (45.8%)
Females: 279  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  27.6 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 38620.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,083 (it was $35,729 in 2000)
Courtland:

$29,083
MS:

$41,754

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $13,343 (it was $17,130 in 2000)

Courtland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $59,913 (it was $44,400 in 2000)
Courtland:

$59,913
MS:

$113,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $108,265; Detached houses: $134,326; Townhouses or other attached units: $68,333; Mobile homes: $45,157

Median gross rent in 2016: $764.

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  • Races in Courtland, MS (2010)

    Courtland races chart
    • 27954.6%Black alone
    • 23045.0%White alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Courtland: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (6.5%), English (4.6%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 227 feet

Land area: 1.13 square miles.

Population density: 456 people per square mile   (low).

Courtland, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Courtland:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Courtland town:

  • Never married: 46.4%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 7.0%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Courtland, Mississippi as of December 10, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Courtland to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $585 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $327 (0.9%)

Courtland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (60.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (407.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Pope, MS (1.3 miles ), Batesville, MS (2.3 miles ), Crowder, MS (3.5 miles ), Oakland, MS (3.6 miles ), Sardis, MS (3.7 miles ), Charleston, MS (4.2 miles ), Tillatoba, MS (4.2 miles) , Water Valley, MS (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $31,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 89.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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

8.1%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+14.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Courtland, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Courtland-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 48.2 miles away from the Courtland town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Courtland-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 99.1 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 160.9 miles away from Courtland 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 122.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 99.6 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 203.8 miles away from Courtland center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 144.0 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 Panola County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 8, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Courtland topographic map

Birthplace of: Calvin Chapman - Major League Baseball player, Ed Chapman (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Courtland:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER BATESVILLE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BATESVILLE, MS)
  • UNITY HOSPICE CARE, INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BATESVILLE, MS)
  • COMPLETE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BATESVILLE, MS)
  • MID DELTA HOSPICE OF BATESVILLE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BATESVILLE, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BATESVILLE, MS)
  • SARDIS COMMUNITY NH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SARDIS, MS)
  • RCG SARDIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SARDIS, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Courtland:

  • University of Mississippi (about 25 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 27 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 36 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 56 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Delta State University (about 57 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • University of Memphis (about 61 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 63 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)

Private high school in Courtland:

  • BETHANY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 30, Location: 4112 HUBBARD RD, Grades: KG-12)

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

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

Panola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 40.9%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.2% for Black residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.9%
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: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% 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

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Courtland town (based on Panola County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,53858
Black Protestant5,45528
Mainline Protestant3,40725
Catholic3602
Other282
None13,919-
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: 6
Panola County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Panola County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Panola County:

10.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Panola County:

34.0%
Mississippi:

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

15.4%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Courtland:

47.9%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Courtland:

30.0
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Courtland:

24.0%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Courtland:

12.4%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Courtland:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.0%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Courtland:

53.7%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.4%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Courtland, 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$277
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$561
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$1,714
Totals for Government 0$0 12$2,552

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $17,000 ($33.07)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($11.67)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($5.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($25.29)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.95)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($19.46)
    Highways: $1,000 ($1.95)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($7.78)
    NEC: $2,000 ($3.89)
    Motor Vehicle License: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($58.37)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Tate County, MS  0.75% ($20,977 average AGI)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.54% ($35,172)
from Lafayette County, MS  0.51% ($22,783)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Tate County, MS  0.97% ($29,087 average AGI)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.77% ($29,868)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.68% ($26,469)

Strongest AM radio stations in Courtland:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJBI (1290 AM; 1 kW; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Courtland:

  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBLE (100.5 FM; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTNM (105.5 FM; WATER VALLEY, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXB (100.1 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CHATTERBOX, INC.)
  • WHKL (106.9 FM; CRENSHAW, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUMS (92.1 FM; UNIVERSITY, MS; Owner: STUDENT MEDIA CENTER OF THE U. OF MS)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOHT (92.3 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CENTURY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTGY (95.7 FM; CHARLESTON, MS; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WOXD (95.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNA (88.9 FM; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Courtland:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W36BT (Channel 36; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 1,000Total average daily traffic
  • 83Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,500Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Courtland)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: N7DNK, Licensee ID: L01113207, Grant Date: 01/12/2016, Expiration Date: 02/07/2026, Certifier: Phillip E Creek, Registrant: Phillip E Creek, 232 Fowler Rd, Courtland, MS 38620
  • Call Sign: KC9IEW, Licensee ID: L01066419, Grant Date: 08/04/2015, Expiration Date: 09/23/2025, Certifier: James E Leigh, Registrant: James E Leigh, 1943 Hentz Road, Courtland, MS 38620-0017
  • Call Sign: KE5IZL, Licensee ID: L01160561, Grant Date: 06/08/2006, Expiration Date: 06/08/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2008, Certifier: Gerald M Aven Jr, Registrant: Gerald M Aven Jr, Courtland, MS 38620
  • Call Sign: K5GMA, Previous Call Sign: KE5IZL, Licensee ID: L01160561, Grant Date: 05/24/2008, Expiration Date: 05/24/2018, Certifier: Gerald M Aven Jr., Registrant: Gerald M Aven Jr, Courtland, MS 38620
  • Call Sign: KE5WKF, Licensee ID: L01432464, Grant Date: 09/19/2008, Expiration Date: 09/19/2018, Certifier: Paul C Olson, Registrant: Paul C Olson, 704 Main St, Courtland, MS 38620
  • Call Sign: KF5GVS, Licensee ID: L01569091, Grant Date: 05/13/2010, Expiration Date: 05/13/2020, Certifier: Daniel C Cole, Registrant: Daniel C Cole, 454 East Railroad Ave, Courtland, MS 38620

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: MULLAN ALLEN M 1A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 1931M , Serial Number: 912
    Registrant (Individual): Allen M Mullan, 8172 Eureka Rd, Courtland, MS 38620
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 219BJ , Serial Number: 28-22813, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Kennedy E Taylor, 209 Herron Subdivision, Courtland, MS 38620
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4439G , Serial Number: 4548, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Terry Lee Mccullan, 8967 Highway 51, Courtland, MS 38620

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

INDEPENDENCE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2,400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
EUREKA WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,260, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 83 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Courtland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Courtland, MS
Most common first names in Courtland, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2562.5 years
William1869.5 years
Willie1574.1 years
Mary1568.3 years
John1173.3 years
Robert1076.1 years
Jessie976.0 years
Charles964.3 years
George771.9 years
Annie778.2 years
Most common last names in Courtland, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ford1571.9 years
Sanford1567.5 years
Hentz1269.3 years
Johnson1176.1 years
Smith1073.0 years
Meek976.2 years
Williams972.5 years
Darby872.5 years
Herron886.3 years
Mcminn876.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (3%)

Courtland compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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