Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Itta Bena-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Itta Bena city center killed 47 peopleand injured 510 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/9/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center injured one personand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Itta Bena-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 78% 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 148.1 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 214.1 miles away from Itta Bena 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 177.1 miles away from the city center On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from the city 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 159.4 miles away from Itta Bena center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 176.4 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
The number of natural disasters in Leflore County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 7, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: B. B. King - (born 1925), blues musician, Marion Barry, Luther Johnson (Guitar Junior) - Chicago blues singer and guitarist.
Hospitals and medical centers near Itta Bena:
RCG GREENWOOD (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
HERITAGE MANOR OF GREENWOOD (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
UNITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
GREENWOOD LEFLORE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
GREENWOOD LEFLORE SUB ACUTE UN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
SERENITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
STA HOME HOSPICE GREENWOOD (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GREENWOOD, MS)
Churches in Itta Bena include: Saint Rest Church of God in Christ (A), Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church (B), New Bethel Baptist Church (C), Itta Bena-Morgan City Presbyterian Church (D), First Methodist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Leflore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Itta Bena and their reported violations in the past:
CITY OF ITTA BENA (Population served: 2,049, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009)
176 regular monitoring violations
AMERICAS CATCH THE FARM (Population served: 185, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
84 regular monitoring violations
Drinking water stations with addresses in Itta Bena that have no violations reported:
BLUE LAKE WATER ASSN. INC (Population served: 290,Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.4%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Black residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Itta Bena compared to Mississippi state average:
Median household income below state average.
Median house value below state average.
Black race population percentage above state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Renting percentage above state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Banks with branches in Itta Bena (2011 data):
Regions Bank: Itta Bena Branch at 120 Humphreys Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
Religion statistics for Itta Bena city (based on Leflore County data)
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: 9
2.56 / 10,000 pop.
2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
1.71 / 10,000 pop.
0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
7.68 / 10,000 pop.
6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
5.12 / 10,000 pop.
5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Monthly full-time payroll
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Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration
Police Protection - Officers
Police - Other
Solid Waste Management
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Totals for Government
4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,534 average adjusted gross income)
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:
1 Mi E Of Itta Bena On Alligator Lake (Lat: 33.512333 Lon: -90.312306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 52 m, Call Sign: WPMT662 Assigned Frequencies: 151.310 MHz Grant Date: 12/16/1998, Expiration Date: 12/16/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2002, Certifier: Gary Padgett Registrant: Ms Forestry Commission, 301 N Lamar St Ste 300, Jackson, MS 39201, Phone: (601) 354-6008, Fax: (601) 354-7334
5 Mile South Itta Bena Ms 2 Mi W (Lat: 33.420944 Lon: -90.336194), Call Sign: WRO778, Licensee ID: L00054985 Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHz Grant Date: 10/20/2004, Expiration Date: 12/08/2014 Registrant: David Hodges Farms, 1116 County Road 280, Itta Bena, MS 38941, Phone: (662) 254-7877
Dewey St & Schley (Lat: 33.495944 Lon: -90.320917), Call Sign: WXA892, Licensee ID: L00034074 Assigned Frequencies: 153.575 MHz Grant Date: 01/30/2003, Expiration Date: 04/06/2013 Registrant: City Of Itta Bena, Dewey & Schley St, Itta Bena, MS 38941
Lat: 33.504639 Lon: -90.323472, Call Sign: WQCH370 Assigned Frequencies: 159.652 MHz Grant Date: 03/03/2005, Expiration Date: 03/03/2015, Certifier: Tommy Verdell Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
Nw Of Town Se Of Hwy 82 S Of Sunflower Rd (Lat: 33.502222 Lon: -90.338889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQJN784 Assigned Frequencies: 153.312 MHz Grant Date: 11/12/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2018, Certifier: Keith Luna Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:
550 Ft. E. Of Itta Bena Schilater Road (Lat: 33.576500 Lon: -90.376194), Structure height: 314 m, Call Sign: KPK375, Licensee ID: L00158593 Assigned Frequencies: 455.010 MHz Grant Date: 01/10/1990, Expiration Date: 06/01/2020 Registrant: Telesouth Communications, Inc., 6311 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
STATION, 1 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 33.504556 Lon: -90.339528), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WNEI265 Assigned Frequencies: 1955.00 MHz, 1965.00 MHz Grant Date: 10/02/1997, Expiration Date: 01/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2000 Registrant:Phone: (202) 223-9222
Ms Valley St Univ Campus (Lat: 33.515944 Lon: -90.341750), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WLI741 Assigned Frequencies: 948.500 MHz Grant Date: 11/20/1989 Registrant: Mississippi Valley State University, Mvsu, Itta Bena, MS 38941
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KC5LXY, Licensee ID: L00978171 Grant Date: 02/15/2005, Expiration Date: 02/15/2015 Registrant: Timothy C Thompson Sr, 208 Lincoln St, Itta Bena, MS 38941
Call Sign: KC5WQ, Licensee ID: L00621941 Grant Date: 05/10/2006, Expiration Date: 04/17/2016, Certifier: Thomas L Beavers Registrant: Thomas L Beavers, 19735 County Road 547, Itta Bena, MS 38941
Call Sign: N5JWZ Grant Date: 07/31/1996, Expiration Date: 07/31/2006, Cancellation Date: 08/01/2008 Registrant: Olen D Wilson, 203 Wheeler St, Itta Bena, MS 38941
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-34AG (750 HP) (Turbo-prop) N-Number: 226DH , Serial Number: 502B-2726, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 10/28/2010 Registrant (Corporation): Dixie Dusters Inc, 33725 County Road 507, Itta Bena, MS 38941
Aircraft: CESSNA 195 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 146 mph), Engine: JACOBS R755A SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 3006B , Serial Number: 7889, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1955 Registrant (Corporation): Dixie Dusters Inc, 33725 County Road 507, Itta Bena, MS 38941
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 50HY , Serial Number: 2116, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 09/27/2000 Registrant (Individual): David G Grossman, 24388 Highway 7 S, Itta Bena, MS 38941
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 57677 , Serial Number: 662-74, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 02/08/1974 Registrant (Corporation): Dixie Dusters Inc, 33725 County Road 507, Itta Bena, MS 38941
Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 615PC , Serial Number: 340A0615, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1983 Registrant (Corporation): Dixie Dusters Inc, Rt 1 Box 166, Itta Bena, MS 38941
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: