Golden, Mississippi

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Population in 2014: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 88  (46.9%)
Females: 101  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 38847.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $20,011 (it was $20,208 in 2000)
Golden:

$20,011
MS:

$41,754

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,853 (it was $13,047 in 2000)

Golden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $80,818 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Golden:

$80,818
MS:

$113,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $82,787; Detached houses: $82,542

Median gross rent in 2016: $430.

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  • Races in Golden, MS (2010)

    Golden races chart
    • 16385.3%White alone
    • 2111.0%Hispanic
    • 52.6%Black alone
    • 10.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Golden: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (24.2%), Irish (10.1%), European (9.1%), English (7.1%), German (2.0%), Polish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/08/1908

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 333 people per square mile   (very low).

Golden, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Golden:

  • High school or higher: 60.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Golden town:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.3%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

5 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America).

This town:

2.6%
Mississippi:

2.3%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Golden, Mississippi as of December 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Golden to the number of sex offenders is 21 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $470 (0.5%)

Golden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (68.9 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (103.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (508.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Belmont, MS (1.4 miles ), Red Bay, AL (2.1 miles ), Tishomingo, MS (3.2 miles ), Vina, AL (3.3 miles ), Paden, MS (3.6 miles) , Marietta, MS (4.0 miles ), Tremont, MS (4.2 miles ), Bexar, AL (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.49 N, Longitude: 88.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Golden household income distribution Golden home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Golden, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Golden-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.4 miles away from the Golden town center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 45.6 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

Earthquake activity:

Golden-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 92.0 miles away from the city center
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 144.9 miles away from Golden center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.9 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 170.6 miles away from Golden center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 274.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tishomingo County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Golden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Golden:

  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; RED BAY, AL)
  • RED BAY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; RED BAY, AL)
  • RED BAY NH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RED BAY, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golden:

  • Itawamba Community College (about 20 miles; Fulton, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,489)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 25 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 34 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 37 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 70 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 71 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 72 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)

Public elementary/middle school in Golden:

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Notable locations in Golden: Golden City Hall (A), Golden Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Golden include: Victory Tabernacle Church of God (A), Golden Chapel United Methodist Church (B), Central Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Belmont Hotel (121 Main Street).

Tishomingo 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
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.7%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 94.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  45.1%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Golden (2011 data):

  • First American National Bank: Golden Branch at 207 Front Street, branch established on 1969/05/31. Info updated 2010/06/21: Bank assets: $234.0 mil, Deposits: $203.4 mil, headquarters in Iuka, MS, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First American Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Mississippi average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Golden town (based on Tishomingo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,26651
Mainline Protestant1,63917
Black Protestant2432
Catholic422
Other-1
None9,403-
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: 11
Tishomingo County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Tishomingo County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tishomingo County:

27.5%
Mississippi:

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

15.0%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

38.0%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.0%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Golden:

5.0%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Golden:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

26.0%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
Golden:

51.6%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Golden:

75.2%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Golden, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 46$3,297
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$200
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$2,340
Water Supply 1$2,835$34,0201$443
Totals for Government 1$2,835$34,02052$6,280

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Alcorn County, MS  0.99% ($31,475 average AGI)
from Itawamba County, MS  0.49% ($24,933)
from Prentiss County, MS  0.39% ($21,042)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
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 Alcorn County, MS  0.83% ($23,412 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AL  0.49% ($25,400)
to Prentiss County, MS  0.44% ($25,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Golden:

  • WRMG (1430 AM; 1 kW; RED BAY, AL; Owner: JIMMY R. PYLE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Golden:

  • W258AA (99.5 FM; RED BAY, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. TIFFIN)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WFXO (104.9 FM; IUKA, MS; Owner: BILLY R. MCLAIN)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTA (101.9 FM; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WOWL (91.9 FM; BURNSVILLE, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Golden:

  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W39CD (Channel 38; FULTON, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W53AF (Channel 53; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Golden fatal accident list:

Jan 26, 2006 09:07 PM, Patterson St, Lat: 34.48532, Lon: -88.19671, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Golden)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 34.427667 Lon: -88.272333, Call Sign: WQBA759
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.422 MHzGrant Date: 07/11/2014, Expiration Date: 09/09/2024, Certifier: Danny ChestnutRegistrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FAIRVIEW, 4584 Ryan Salem Road (Lat: 34.410222 Lon: -88.302417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 124.4 m, Call Sign: WQQV250
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Golden)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9010J , Serial Number: 28-3036, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Terry W Nix, 368 Smith Rd Ne, Golden, MS 38847
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9629W , Serial Number: 28-23086, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Clyde Robbins, 384 Horn Rd, Golden, MS 38847

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 72
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Golden

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Golden, MS
Most common first names in Golden, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3367.7 years
William3174.1 years
Mary1680.8 years
Charles1268.4 years
George1075.1 years
Billy959.7 years
Robert969.7 years
John867.6 years
Thomas776.4 years
Vera687.2 years
Most common last names in Golden, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3071.8 years
Beam1872.2 years
Hall1875.4 years
Wilson1479.2 years
Smith1269.7 years
Graham1271.3 years
Wood1178.4 years
Williams1181.9 years
Mayhall1072.9 years
Pharr969.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (44%)

Golden compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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