Duncan, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 393 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -32.0%
Males: 202  (51.6%)
Females: 191  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38740, 38774.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $19,849 (it was $14,286 in 2000)
Duncan:

$19,849
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,148 (it was $8,329 in 2000)

Duncan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $51,090 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Duncan:

$51,090
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $79,159; detached houses: $62,962; mobile homes: $187,970

Median gross rent in 2017: $594.

March 2019 cost of living index in Duncan: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 49.1%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Duncan, MS (2010)
    • 30872.8%Black alone
    • 10424.6%White alone
    • 112.6%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Duncan, Mississippi as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Duncan is 48 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (13.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/1890

Elevation: 155 feet

Land area: 0.93 square miles.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (low).

Duncan, Mississippi map

20 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This town:

5.2%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $241 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $555 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (74.1 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (86.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (359.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Alligator, MS (1.9 miles ),
Shelby, MS (2.6 miles ),
Winstonville, MS (3.0 miles ),
Mound Bayou, MS (3.4 miles ),
Gunnison, MS (3.7 miles ),
Merigold, MS (3.8 miles ),
Clarksdale, MS (3.8 miles ),
Farrell, MS (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.04 N, Longitude: 90.75 W

Area code: 662

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $156,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $70,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Duncan, MS residents
Average permit cost in Duncan, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.1%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +93 (+19.2%).
Most common industries in Duncan, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.0%)
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (11.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (33.7%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Utilities (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (30.8%)
  • Educational services (21.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (19.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Duncan, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (18.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (13.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Bus drivers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.4%)
  • Registered nurses (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)

Average climate in Duncan, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Duncan-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Duncan town center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Duncan-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 112.9 miles away from Duncan center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.0 miles away from Duncan 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 115.1 miles away from Duncan 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 182.1 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 146.7 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 109.5 miles away from Duncan center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bolivar County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Duncan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Duncan:

  • OAK GROVE RETIREMENT HOME (209 OAK CIRCLE/P. O. BOX 198)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Duncan:

  • SHELBY NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SHELBY, MS)
  • DELTA COMMUNITY HHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MOUND BAYOU, MS)
  • MID SOUTH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • MID DELTA HH OF CHARLESTON INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTH MS CLARKSDALE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • CLARKSDALE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HEALING HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Duncan:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 18 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Delta State University (about 21 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 44 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 60 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 69 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • University of Mississippi (about 73 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

Public elementary/middle school in Duncan:

See full list of schools located in Duncan

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Bobby Crespino - Former football tight end, Eddie C. Campbell - Chicago blues guitarist and singer.

Bolivar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.8%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
56 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Duncan:

Marital status in Duncan, MS
  • Never married: 44.4%
  • Now married: 25.1%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Duncan:

  • High school or higher: 50.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.8
Mississippi average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Duncan, MS (based on Bolivar County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,31248
Black Protestant3,30422
Mainline Protestant2,04319
Catholic9285
Other6875
None16,871-
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: 15
This county:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Bolivar County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Here:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.4%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bolivar County:

15.1%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Duncan:

42.2%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.7
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Duncan:

11.4%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.5%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.0%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.4%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Duncan, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$710
Sewerage 0$0 1$400
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,150
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$800
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$400
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$642
Totals for Government 0$0 13$4,502

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($122.14)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($66.16)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($58.52)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($50.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($35.62)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($25.45)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($25.45)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($25.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($15.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($7.63)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($7.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $234,000 ($595.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,000 ($142.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($10.18)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($58.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($27.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($114.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $234,000 ($595.42)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($20.36)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($122.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($22.90)

Duncan government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,000 ($188.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000 ($162.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($25.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,000 ($198.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000 ($25.45)

4.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Washington County, MS  0.57% ($39,469 average AGI)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.56% ($46,286)
from Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($23,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Duncan:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WROX (1450 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WDSK (1410 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, MS)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Duncan:

  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WMJW (107.5 FM; ROSEDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WKDJ-FM (96.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WDFX (98.3 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDTL-FM (92.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKG (95.3 FM; DREW, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLD-FM (103.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Duncan:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W41BV (Channel 41; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHCQ-LP (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)
  • WPRQ-LP (Channel 12; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)

Duncan fatal accident list:

Dec 7, 2013 04:00 AM, Us-61south, Lat: 34.042733, Lon: -90.739886, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 67.1mTotal length
  • $1,143,000Total costs
  • 7,570Total average daily traffic
  • 1,240Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,800Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Duncan, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Duncan, MS

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 34.089333 Lon: -90.848778, Call Sign: WPYD625,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.170 MHz, Grant Date: 06/29/2013, Expiration Date: 07/23/2023, Certifier: Ricky Young, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 52544 , Serial Number: 18262668, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): H & H Planting Company, Po Box 285, Duncan, MS 38740
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98071 , Serial Number: 18221, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/07/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Watts Brothers Farms LLC, 9301 Highway 1, Duncan, MS 38740

Most common first names in Duncan, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2278.6 years
James2173.2 years
Willie1971.8 years
John1675.5 years
Robert1074.6 years
William1075.6 years
Frank879.9 years
Annie883.5 years
Charlie872.9 years
Hattie878.8 years
Most common last names in Duncan, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1475.1 years
Williams1373.5 years
Smith1379.8 years
Brown1079.8 years
Jones988.0 years
Jackson779.1 years
Davis669.9 years
Hood671.7 years
King674.8 years
Ross678.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Duncan, MS
  • 82.1%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Duncan, MS
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity


Duncan compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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