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Population in 2012: 409 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.5%
 

Males: 224  (54.8%)
Females: 185  (45.2%)

Median resident age:  36.7 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39067.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,517 (it was $20,114 in 2000)
Ethel:

$23,517
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,814

Ethel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,840 (it was $36,800 in 2000)
Ethel:

$64,840
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $64,157; Detached houses: $71,978; Mobile homes: $42,406

Median gross rent in 2012: $291.

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  • White alone - 229 (54.8%)
  • Black alone - 176 (42.1%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ethel: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.6%), Subsaharan African (8.3%), United States (7.2%), English (6.2%), German (4.1%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 439 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 681 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ethel:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 24.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ethel town:

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 8.2%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ethel, Mississippi as of November 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ethel to the number of sex offenders is 409 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: $325 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (70.3 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (140.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (419.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Kosciusko, MS (2.9 miles ), McCool, MS (3.0 miles) , French Camp, MS (3.5 miles ), Weir, MS (3.7 miles ), Sallis, MS (4.3 miles) , West, MS (4.3 miles ), Ackerman, MS (4.6 miles ), Vaiden, MS (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 33.12 N, Longitude: 89.47 W

Area code: 662

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ethel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 223% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Ethel town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 tornado 11.2 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ethel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from Ethel center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from Ethel center
On 5/21/2002 at 20:35:34, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Attala County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ethel:

  • FMC KOSCIUSKO (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; KOSCIUSKO, MS)
  • ATTALA COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KOSCIUSKO, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Ethel, MS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ethel:

  • Holmes Community College (about 28 miles; Goodman, MS; Full-time enrollment: 4,518)
  • Mississippi State University (about 46 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 15,187)
  • East Central Community College (about 52 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 56 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 61 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 65 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,697)
  • Meridian Community College (about 68 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)

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

 
Attala 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: 32.6%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.4% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.4%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
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 Ethel, MS

Ethel compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ethel travel time to work - commute


Ethel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ethel town (based on Attala County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.43%
Here55.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents68.7%17.0%3.9%3.2%1.6%
Congregations40.5%29.7%2.7%8.1%1.4%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.7%0.7%1.8%
Congregations2.7%2.7%1.4%1.4%9.5%
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: 5
Attala County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Attala County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Attala County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Attala County:

37.5%
Mississippi:

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

21.5%
State:

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 7$2,072
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$200
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$134
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,406


5.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
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 Holmes County, MS  0.84% ($24,633 average AGI)
from Leake County, MS  0.43% ($27,080)
from Choctaw County, MS  0.34% ($24,550)


5.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Holmes County, MS  0.52% ($29,400 average AGI)
to Hinds County, MS  0.45% ($29,577)
to Leake County, MS  0.43% ($25,960)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ethel:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOZ (1340 AM; 1 kW; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIRL (1270 AM; daytime; 3 kW; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ethel:

  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJTA (91.7 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: KOSCIUSKO EDUCTNL. B/CNG. FOUNDATION)
  • WLIN-FM (101.1 FM; DURANT, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WLSM-FM (107.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WONA-FM (95.1 FM; WINONA, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ethel:

  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 930
Total average daily truck traffic: 37
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,395


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Thomas F Riley, 0.04 Miles E. Of Sr 12, 0.40 Miles N. Of Cr 2242 / Cr 5242 / Old St. Hwy. 12 (Lat: 33.102972 Lon: -89.503417), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 4056942100, Stormi.Sanchez@crossroads.Us, 5 N. MCCORMICK AVE.
  • Johnnie M Bailey, 2760 Attala Rd (Lat: 33.197722 Lon: -89.505194), Type: 124.9, Overall height: 120.3 m
    Registrant: 6013595333, Regulatory@wcc.Ms.Gov, 412 E WOODROW WILSON AVE #6601
  • Mitchell R Jackson, Located Off Of Shady Grove Road North Of (Lat: 33.198778 Lon: -89.523722), Type: 121.6, Structure height: 28007 m, Overall height: 118.8 m
    Registrant: 6013595333, Regulatory@wcc.Ms.Gov, 412 E WOODROW WILSON AVE #6601
  • Mitchell R Jackson, 2760 Attala Rd (Lat: 33.197722 Lon: -89.505194), Type: 124.9, Structure height: 28007 m, Overall height: 120.3 m
    Registrant: 6013595333, Regulatory@wcc.Ms.Gov, 412 E WOODROW WILSON AVE #6601
  • Mitchell R Jackson, Located Off Of Shady Grove Road North Of (Lat: 33.198778 Lon: -89.523722), Type: 121.6, Structure height: 28007 m, Overall height: 118.8 m
    Registrant: 6013595333, Regulatory@wcc.Ms.Gov, 412 E WOODROW WILSON AVE #6601

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 30205 ALT, Located Off Of Shady Grove Road North Of (Lat: 33.198778 Lon: -89.523722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 118.8 m, Overall height: 121.6 m, Call Sign: WQRC437, Licensee ID: L01412109
    Assigned Frequencies: 6865.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2013, Expiration Date: 04/15/2023, Certifier: Bill Roach
    Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Avenue Mail Code 66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ethel)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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Most common first names in Ethel, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2472.4 years
John1770.3 years
William1676.3 years
Mary1478.2 years
Henry775.1 years
Robert770.3 years
George769.3 years
Gladys679.8 years
Dorothy667.0 years
Fred678.7 years
Most common last names in Ethel, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Burchfield1683.4 years
Bain1379.3 years
Edwards1270.0 years
Graham1178.1 years
Bell1078.7 years
Sims879.6 years
Adams881.0 years
White878.9 years
Mangrum883.6 years
Thompson777.9 years
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