Dumas, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 469 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.8%
 
Males: 230  (49.2%)
Females: 239  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38625, 38663.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,584 (it was $32,250 in 2000)
Dumas:

$34,584
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,712 (it was $13,121 in 2000)

Dumas town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,816 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Dumas:

$70,816
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $88,973; Detached houses: $87,052; Mobile homes: $97,739

Median gross rent in 2012: $545.

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  • White alone - 459 (97.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dumas: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (44.1%), German (15.4%), Irish (13.6%), English (8.3%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 623 feet

Land area: 3.90 square miles.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (very low).

Dumas,MS real estate house value index trend

Dumas, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Dumas:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dumas town:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.2%
Mississippi:  2.2%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dumas, Mississippi as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dumas to the number of sex offenders is 465 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $633 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $541 (0.6%)

Dumas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (69.1 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (72.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (473.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Ripley, MS (3.0 miles ), Blue Mountain, MS (3.3 miles ), Jumpertown, MS (3.5 miles ), New Albany, MS (3.7 miles ), Baldwyn, MS (3.8 miles ), Falkner, MS (3.9 miles ), Blue Springs, MS (4.0 miles) , Myrtle, MS (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 34.63 N, Longitude: 88.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Dumas household income distribution Dumas home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.1%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +200 (+79.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Woodworkers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (16%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Dumas, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dumas-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Dumas town center killed 4 people and injured 78 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F4 tornado 27.7 miles away from the town center killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dumas-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 108.7 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 144.3 miles away from Dumas center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.8 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 108.1 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 179.3 miles away from Dumas center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 85.6 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 Tippah County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 4, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dumas topographic map

Birthplace of: Donald Wildmon - Methodist clergyman.

Hospitals and medical centers near Dumas:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - RIPLEY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)
  • RIPLEY MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)
  • REST HAVEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)
  • REST HAVEN NH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)
  • GRACELAND CARE CTR NEW ALBANY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NEW ALBANY, MS)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-NEW ALBANY (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEW ALBANY, MS)
  • UNION CO HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEW ALBANY, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dumas:

  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 17 miles; Booneville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,024)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 36 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of Mississippi (about 44 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 64 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 67 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 68 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 71 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)

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

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

Cemetery: Dumas Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tippah 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 2001 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.84
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.30
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 33.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.4
U.S.:

32.0

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

KEOWNVILLE RURAL WATER ASSN (Population served: 2,542, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 356 regular monitoring violations
DUMAS-PINE GROVE WATER ASSN (Population served: 2,063, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 262 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.4%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Dumas compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dumas town (based on Tippah County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.45%
Here: 70.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents68.3%13.6%6.5%3.4%2.1%
Congregations39.0%24.4%9.8%7.3%4.9%
NameCatholic ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.3%1.0%0.6%1.2%
Congregations1.2%1.2%1.2%2.4%8.5%
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: 6
Tippah County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Tippah County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Tippah County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tippah County:

31.4%
Mississippi:

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

16.0%
State:

14.4%
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 8$950
Totals for Government 0$0 8$950

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

  • Construction - Health - Other: $6,000 ($12.79)
  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $12,000 ($25.59)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($23.45)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($12.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($23.45)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($25.59)
    Highways: $5,000 ($10.66)
    Public Welfare: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($8.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,000 ($23.45)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($12.79)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.26)
    Highways: $1,000 ($2.13)
    Public Welfare: $0 ($0.00)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $4,000 ($8.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $115,000 ($245.20)

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Union County, MS  0.88% ($25,317 average AGI)
from Alcorn County, MS  0.46% ($23,939)
from Benton County, MS  0.36% ($21,577)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Union County, MS  0.96% ($27,710 average AGI)
to Alcorn County, MS  0.53% ($26,921)
to Lee County, MS  0.46% ($31,485)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dumas:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WCSA (1260 AM; 1 kW; RIPLEY, MS; Owner: KEYBOARD BROADCASTING COMMUNICATION)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBIP (1400 AM; 1 kW; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICES OF MS, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WELO (580 AM; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dumas:

  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKZU (102.3 FM; RIPLEY, MS; Owner: KUDZU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAQB (90.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCNA (95.9 FM; POTTS CAMP, MS; Owner: OLVIE E. SISK)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESE (92.5 FM; BALDWYN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBIP-FM (99.3 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOWL (91.9 FM; BURNSVILLE, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC)
  • WXRZ (94.3 FM; CORINTH, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYDL (100.7 FM; MIDDLETON, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSEL-FM (96.7 FM; PONTOTOC, MS; Owner: OLLIE COLLINS, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Dumas:

  • WMAE-TV (Channel 12; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W53AF (Channel 53; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W34BU (Channel 34; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CK (Channel 62; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W32BH (Channel 32; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W46CE (Channel 46; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dumas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dumas)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dumas, MS
Most common first names in Dumas, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2071.7 years
William1178.0 years
Mary1076.6 years
Thomas680.6 years
Earl564.6 years
John581.6 years
Willie577.8 years
Robert568.8 years
Henry481.0 years
Roy476.0 years
Most common last names in Dumas, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hill1578.5 years
Bullock1377.4 years
Jones979.6 years
Roberts869.6 years
White874.0 years
Smith874.3 years
Fryar778.1 years
Hall770.1 years
Gaillard673.2 years
Cox673.8 years
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