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Population in 2012: 696 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 

Males: 313  (45.0%)
Females: 383  (55.0%)

Median resident age:  30.6 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38754.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $14,907 (it was $25,063 in 2000)
Isola:

$14,907
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,607

Isola town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,470 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Isola:

$57,470
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,049; Detached houses: $67,381; Mobile homes: $10,154

Median gross rent in 2012: $269.

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Isola races chart
  • Black alone - 570 (79.9%)
  • White alone - 127 (17.8%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Isola: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (6.0%), Irish (2.3%), English (2.1%), Subsaharan African (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 116 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 943 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Isola:

  • High school or higher: 58.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 17.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Isola town:

  • Never married: 55.6%
  • Now married: 21.6%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

42 residents are foreign born (5.5% Latin America).

This town:  5.5%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Isola, Mississippi as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Isola to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $645 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $262 (0.5%)

Isola satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (69.0 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (133.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (360.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Inverness, MS (2.5 miles ), Belzoni, MS (2.9 miles ), Silver City, MS (3.6 miles ), Indianola, MS (3.6 miles ), Moorhead, MS (3.7 miles ), Morgan City, MS (4.0 miles ), Hollandale, MS (4.0 miles ), Arcola, MS (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 33.26 N, Longitude: 90.59 W

Area code: 662

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.6%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +42 (+5.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Isola-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 211% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/9/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Isola town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.1 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:

Isola-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Isola center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humphreys County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Isola topographic map

Birthplace of: Hank Cochran - Country musician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Isola:

  • SEYAH HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; INVERNESS, MS)
  • SOUTH SUNFLOWER COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, about 14 miles away; INDIANOLA, MS)
  • LIBERTY HEALTH AND REHAB OF INDIANOLA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; INDIANOLA, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Isola, MS

Heliports located in Isola:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Isola:

  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 14 miles; Moorhead, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,697)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 26 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Delta State University (about 35 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Holmes Community College (about 45 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Mississippi College (about 66 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 70 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,006)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 70 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)

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

 
Humphreys 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: 51.9%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.1% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Isola, MS

Isola compared to Mississippi state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Isola (2011 data):

  • BankPlus: Isola Branch at Julia Street And Old Highway 49 West, branch established on 1966/02/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,177.0 mil, Deposits: $1,696.4 mil, headquarters in Belzoni, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Bancplus Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Isola travel time to work - commute


Isola mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Isola town (based on Humphreys County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.79%
Here35.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaOther
Adherents66.8%16.8%6.8%3.9%5.8%
Congregations36.4%27.3%4.5%4.5%27.3%
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: 3
Here:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Humphreys County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Humphreys County:

15.2%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

41.6%
State:

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

19.1%
Mississippi:

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,772
Other Government Administration 1$1,772$21,2640$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,329
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$3,322
Firefighters 0$0 12$3,136
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,772
Totals for Government 1$1,772$21,26420$11,331


4.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($19,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
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 Sunflower County, MS  0.61% ($19,947 average AGI)
from Yazoo County, MS  0.39% ($25,667)


5.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
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 Sunflower County, MS  0.86% ($23,037 average AGI)
to Yazoo County, MS  0.51% ($18,813)
to Hinds County, MS  0.45% ($13,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Isola:

  • WELZ (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNLA (1380 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: SHAMROCK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Isola:

  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNG (106.3 FM; TCHULA, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIQQ (102.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGNL (104.3 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAGR-FM (102.5 FM; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WDMS (100.7 FM; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KZYQ (103.5 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNLA-FM (105.5 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: SHAMROCK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVSD (91.7 FM; ITTA BENA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Isola:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W33BH (Channel 33; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 470
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 14,100

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Isola)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy 49 W .5 Mi S (Lat: 33.254556 Lon: -90.587583), Structure height: 89 m, Call Sign: WNGW466
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.237 MHz, 861.912 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.912 MHz, 863.237 MHz, 863.912 MHz, 864.237 MHz, 864.912 MHz, 865.237 MHz, 865.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 12/06/2019
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Plant 2 Mi Se Hwy 49 (Lat: 33.233444 Lon: -90.581750), Call Sign: KKM814
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.2600 MHz, 48.6600 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/17/2005, Expiration Date: 09/20/2015, Certifier: Kathi Clemons
    Registrant: El Paso - Tennessee Gas Pipeline, 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 501, Birmingham, AL 35209, Phone: (205) 325-3513, Fax: (205) 325-3730, Email:
  • Hwy 49 S (Lat: 33.254444 Lon: -90.587500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89 m, Call Sign: WQBT487
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2004, Expiration Date: 12/09/2014, Certifier: C D Long Jr
    Registrant: Leflore Communications, Greenwood, MS 38935, Phone: (662) 453-0662, Fax: (662) 453-6079

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Located 2 Mi Se On Us Hwy 49 (Lat: 33.236222 Lon: -90.580639), Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WNEI266
    Assigned Frequencies: 2180.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2000, Expiration Date: 04/18/2010, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2003
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 757-3653
  • STATION, 4 Mi Wnw Of (Lat: 33.284833 Lon: -90.659250), Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WNEI267
    Assigned Frequencies: 2130.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2001, Expiration Date: 01/16/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2003
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 757-6658
  • 4 Mi Wnw (Lat: 33.284833 Lon: -90.659250), Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WPND536
    Assigned Frequencies: 1855.00 MHz, 1865.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/1997, Expiration Date: 02/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/17/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 328-4500
  • Isola, 369 Entergy Lane (Lat: 33.251722 Lon: -90.596833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 98.4 m, Call Sign: WQOJ566
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021, Certifier: Richard K Ashley Pe
    Registrant: South Mississippi Electric Power Association, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-5849, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2395, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5OB, Licensee ID: L01103714
    Grant Date: 01/09/2006, Expiration Date: 12/04/2015, Certifier: Melvin A Flemings
    Registrant: Melvin A Flemings, 400 Baird St, Isola, MS 38754-0002


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Isola)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Isola


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Isola, MS

Most common first names in Isola, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2472.6 years
Mary1784.3 years
Robert1467.0 years
George1271.6 years
John1277.5 years
William1177.4 years
Ruby977.4 years
Willie866.8 years
Henry866.4 years
Sam679.0 years
Most common last names in Isola, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones2376.5 years
Smith1166.3 years
Myers1172.9 years
Williams1176.8 years
Johnson882.2 years
Tharp876.1 years
Evans876.4 years
Brown877.2 years
Walker777.5 years
Young774.8 years
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