Delta, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 275 (69% urban, 31% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.1%
Males: 177  (64.6%)
Females: 98  (35.4%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 71233, 71282.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,837 (it was $29,750 in 2000)
Delta:

$30,837
LA:

$44,164

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,008 (it was $15,346 in 2000)

Delta village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $18,080 (it was $31,900 in 2000)
Delta:

$18,080
LA:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $394.

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  • Races in Delta, LA (2010)

    Delta races chart
    • 24485.9%White alone
    • 269.2%Black alone
    • 93.2%Hispanic
    • 41.4%Two or more races
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Delta: 74.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (74.8%), Irish (5.9%), German (3.1%), French Canadian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 87 feet

Land area: 2.98 square miles.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (very low).

Delta,LA real estate house value index trend

Delta, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Delta:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Delta village:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 21.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $230
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $254 (1.6%)

Delta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (42.8 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (129.4 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (317.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Vicksburg, MS (1.9 miles ), Mound, LA (2.3 miles) , Richmond, LA (3.8 miles ), Tallulah, LA (4.0 miles ), Edwards, MS (4.4 miles ), Utica, MS (4.9 miles ), Learned, MS (4.9 miles) , Newellton, LA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.32 N, Longitude: 90.94 W

Area code: 318

Delta household income distribution Delta home values distribution

Crime rates in Delta (2013):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (1,052.6 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = -1.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 0.0)

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.8%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (51%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (39%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Management occupations (37%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (32%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Delta, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Delta-area historical tornado activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/5/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Delta village center killed 38 people and injured 270 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 tornado 24.6 miles away from the village center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delta-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 80% 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 232.0 miles away from the city center
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 231.0 miles away from Delta center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 313.8 miles away from the city 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 226.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Delta 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 212.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison Parish (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Delta topographic map

Birthplace of: Madame C. J. Walker.

Hospitals and medical centers in Delta:

  • FMCNA - DELTA (104 RAILROAD AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Delta:

  • VICKSBURG CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; VICKSBURG, MS)
  • RIVER REGION HEALTH SYSTEM SNF (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; VICKSBURG, MS)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; V'BURG, MS)
  • HOSPICE CARE FOUNDATION INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; VICKSBURG, MS)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF VICKSBURG (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VICKSBURG, MS)
  • CAMELLIA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VICKSBURG, MS)
  • MISSISSIPPI HOMECARE/VICKSBURG (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VICKSBURG, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delta:

  • Hinds Community College (about 31 miles; Raymond, MS; Full-time enrollment: 9,115)
  • Alcorn State University (about 34 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 3,479)
  • Mississippi College (about 36 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Jackson State University (about 43 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)
  • Belhaven University (about 45 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 54 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 66 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)

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Notable locations in Delta: Delta Landing (A), Delta Point Casting Field (B), Delta Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Madison Parish 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 2005 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

9.1

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

DELTA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 399, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.4%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.2%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Delta compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Louisiana average:

12.2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (21%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Delta village (based on Madison Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,1307
Black Protestant1,1035
Mainline Protestant4953
Catholic941
None7,271-
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: 2
Madison Parish:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Madison Parish:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Madison Parish:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison Parish:

32.8%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.2%
State:

13.7%
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 1$2,020$24,2404$850
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,872$29,2320$0
Sewerage 1$2,215$26,5801$800
Totals for Government 4$9,107$27,3215$1,650

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

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 Warren County, MS  0.78% ($23,179 average AGI)
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.53% ($18,316)
from Richland Parish, LA  0.36% ($30,769)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

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 Ouachita Parish, LA  0.99% ($21,972 average AGI)
to Warren County, MS  0.61% ($25,682)
to Richland Parish, LA  0.55% ($31,650)

Strongest AM radio stations in Delta:

  • WQBC (1420 AM; 1 kW; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CORLEY RUSHING COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRTM (1490 AM; 1 kW; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: COMMANDER COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Delta:

  • WBBV (101.3 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: BISHOP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W288BB (105.5 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTM-FM (100.5 FM; PORT GIBSON, MS; Owner: COMMANDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • KBYO-FM (104.9 FM; TALLULAH, LA; Owner: TIGER COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED)
  • WATU (89.3 FM; PORT GIBSON, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Delta:

  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNTZ (Channel 48; NATCHEZ, MS; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • W26BB (Channel 26; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Delta fatal accident list:

Apr 12, 2003 10:16 PM, I-20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 2, 1999 09:05 PM, I-20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 346m1,135ftTotal length
  • $65,299,000Total costs
  • 51,340Total average daily traffic
  • 7,648Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,278Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 201 First Street (Lat: 32.325694 Lon: -90.925944), Structure height: 47.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN819
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2009, Expiration Date: 11/01/2019, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • 110 Old Highway 80 West (Lat: 32.321083 Lon: -90.931778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.1 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN475
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

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