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Population in 2012: 377 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 

Males: 171  (45.4%)
Females: 206  (54.6%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38924.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $11,544 (it was $15,417 in 2000)
Cruger:

$11,544
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,371

Cruger town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $23,307 (it was $22,100 in 2000)
Cruger:

$23,307
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $31,465; Detached houses: $38,540; Mobile homes: $10,782

Median gross rent in 2012: $531.

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  • Black alone - 327 (84.7%)
  • White alone - 55 (14.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cruger: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (8.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 127 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 388 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cruger:

  • High school or higher: 59.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 28.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cruger town:

  • Never married: 51.6%
  • Now married: 30.4%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 5.0%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Cruger, Mississippi as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cruger to the number of sex offenders is 189 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $710 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (69.2 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (125.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (381.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Sidon, MS (2.5 miles ), Morgan City, MS (2.8 miles ), Tchula, MS (3.1 miles ), Itta Bena, MS (3.6 miles ), Greenwood, MS (3.7 miles ), Mississippi Valley State University, MS (3.9 miles ), Belzoni, MS (4.2 miles ), Lexington, MS (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 33.32 N, Longitude: 90.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

18.2%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -98 (-17.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (57%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Cruger-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 210% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Cruger town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the town center killed 13 people and injured 182 people.

Earthquake activity:

Cruger-area historical earthquake activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from Cruger center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Holmes County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 8, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cruger topographic map

Birthplace of: Ray Roberts (baseball) - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Cruger:

  • GOLDEN AGE NH INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • SERENITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
  • GREENWOOD LEFLORE HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Cruger, MS

Amtrak station near Cruger:

  • 15 miles: GREENWOOD (506 CARROLTON AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cruger:

  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 15 miles; Itta Bena, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,308)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 18 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,697)
  • Holmes Community College (about 31 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Delta State University (about 42 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 68 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • Mississippi College (about 69 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 69 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,006)

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

 
Holmes 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 2012: 52.5%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.1% for Black residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.3%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cruger, MS

Cruger compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cruger travel time to work - commute


Cruger mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Cruger town (based on Holmes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.44%
Here30.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents60.3%31.1%3.7%1.4%0.8%
Congregations33.3%35.0%11.7%6.7%1.7%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyJewishEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents0.6%0.6%0.5%0.5%0.5%
Congregations1.7%1.7%1.7%1.7%5.0%
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: 4
Here:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

9.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

15.6%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

42.3%
State:

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

15.7%
Mississippi:

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 1$700
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,000
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,700
Totals for Government 0$0 4$3,400


4.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Hinds County, MS  0.77% ($21,510 average AGI)
from Attala County, MS  0.47% ($29,400)
from Cook County, IL  0.41% ($23,115)


5.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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 Hinds County, MS  1.07% ($23,957 average AGI)
to Madison County, MS  0.79% ($26,980)
to Attala County, MS  0.76% ($24,633)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cruger:

  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WABG (960 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: GREENWOOD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKXG (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGRM (1240 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WELZ (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cruger:

  • WGNL (104.3 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGNG (106.3 FM; TCHULA, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAGR-FM (102.5 FM; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WVSD (91.7 FM; ITTA BENA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGRM-FM (93.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WONA-FM (95.1 FM; WINONA, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cruger:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Cruger fatal accident list:

Sep 8, 1978 09:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cruger)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Hwy 49 3 Mi W (Lat: 33.326222 Lon: -90.278139), Call Sign: KJZ261
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.850 MHz, 463.850 MHz, 468.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2012, Expiration Date: 11/24/2022, Certifier: James T Thomas
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 2 1/2 Mi Sw Off Hwy 49e (Lat: 33.297333 Lon: -90.258417), Call Sign: KNDH438
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.6000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/09/2002, Expiration Date: 07/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2012
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11

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

Most common first names in Cruger, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1776.8 years
Willie1672.2 years
Mary1572.1 years
James1271.7 years
Robert882.5 years
Lillie776.3 years
Mattie674.5 years
Henry672.4 years
Annie585.2 years
Martha582.1 years
Most common last names in Cruger, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson1674.9 years
Randle1180.2 years
Thomas1077.7 years
Johnson872.1 years
Holmes763.3 years
Williams773.2 years
Smith772.4 years
Davis673.3 years
Cooper672.5 years
Freeman682.7 years
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