Jonestown, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 1,245 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.8%
Males: 567  (45.6%)
Females: 678  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  27.5 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38639.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,969 (it was $15,085 in 2000)
Jonestown:

$18,969
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,449 (it was $8,258 in 2000)

Jonestown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,665 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Jonestown:

$33,665
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,480; Detached houses: $71,454; Mobile homes: $35,438

Median gross rent in 2012: $260.

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Jonestown races chart
  • Black alone - 1,268 (97.7%)
  • White alone - 22 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jonestown: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 3,158 people per square mile   (average).

Jonestown, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Jonestown:

  • High school or higher: 64.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonestown town:

  • Never married: 51.9%
  • Now married: 26.2%
  • Separated: 10.2%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

16 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Mississippi:  2.2%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Jonestown, Mississippi as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Jonestown to the number of sex offenders is 1,276 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $585 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $260 (0.9%)

Jonestown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (61.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (379.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Coahoma, MS (2.2 miles ), Lyon, MS (3.0 miles ), Lula, MS (3.0 miles ), Darling, MS (3.3 miles ), Friars Point, MS (3.3 miles ), Clarksdale, MS (3.3 miles ), Marks, MS (3.4 miles ), Falcon, MS (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $15,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $40,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.32 N, Longitude: 90.46 W

Area code: 662

Jonestown household income distribution Jonestown home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.1%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +262 (+18.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (57%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (15%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Jonestown, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jonestown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Jonestown town center killed 5 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1976, a category F3 tornado 11.1 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jonestown-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 91.2 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 159.1 miles away from Jonestown 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 115.6 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 116.1 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 122.8 miles away from Jonestown center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coahoma County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jonestown topographic map

Birthplace of: Luke Easter (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Oscar Reed - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Jonestown:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • RCG CLARKSDALE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HEALING HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTH MS CLARKSDALE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • MID DELTA HH OF CHARLESTON INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)
  • CLARKSDALE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CLARKSDALE, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonestown:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 8 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 35 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Delta State University (about 44 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • University of Mississippi (about 53 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 57 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 61 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • University of Memphis (about 62 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public elementary/middle school in Jonestown:

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Notable location: Coahoma County Volunteer Fire Department in Jonestown (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Coahoma 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 52.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.7%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.1 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.7%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Jonestown, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Jonestown compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jonestown town (based on Coahoma County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.75%
Here: 37.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church in America
Adherents55.2%18.1%9.9%3.5%3.2%
Congregations31.6%23.7%5.3%2.6%2.6%
NameChurches of Christ Mennonite Church of God in ChristMuslim EstimateChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1.7%1.7%1.4%1.0%4.4%
Congregations5.3%2.6%2.6%2.6%21.1%
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: 9
Coahoma County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Coahoma County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Coahoma County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Coahoma County:

39.6%
Mississippi:

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

10.2%
State:

14.4%
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 1$3,465$41,5800$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,681$20,1720$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$11,980$35,9400$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,265
Water Supply 1$2,164$25,9680$0
Totals for Government 7$19,290$33,0691$1,265

Jonestown government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $135,000 ($108.43)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($103.61)
    Police Protection: $118,000 ($94.78)
    Health Services - Other: $42,000 ($33.73)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($16.06)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($8.84)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($7.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($3.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $229,000 ($183.94)

Jonestown government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($71.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $188,000 ($151.00)
  • Tax - Property: $120,000 ($96.39)
    NEC: $20,000 ($16.06)
    Total General Sales: $0 ($0.00)
    Motor Vehicle License: $0 ($0.00)

Jonestown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($40.16)

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,147 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
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 Bolivar County, MS  0.38% ($23,375 average AGI)
from Tunica County, MS  0.38% ($24,250)
from Shelby County, TN  0.38% ($20,688)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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 Shelby County, TN  0.54% ($26,234 average AGI)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.50% ($25,256)
to Bolivar County, MS  0.44% ($23,474)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jonestown:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WROX (1450 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFFA (1360 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jonestown:

  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKDJ-FM (96.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • KCLT (104.9 FM; WEST HELENA, AR; Owner: WEST HELENA B/CASTERS)
  • WHKL (106.9 FM; CRENSHAW, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jonestown:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WPRQ-LP (Channel 12; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $10,000
Total average daily traffic: 240
Total average daily truck traffic: 19
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 360

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JONESTOWN, Ridge Road (Lat: 34.849250 Lon: -88.702806), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WLC372, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.20 MHz, 6197.20 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 6375.20 MHz, 6375.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Robert A Esty
    Registrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF5TTT, Licensee ID: L01765117
    Grant Date: 02/08/2013, Expiration Date: 02/08/2023, Certifier: Alvin Coleman
    Registrant: Alvin Coleman, Jonestown, MS 38639

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Jonestown

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jonestown, MS
Most common first names in Jonestown, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1876.2 years
Willie1577.0 years
John1570.0 years
Mary1472.5 years
Walter1073.7 years
Jessie984.2 years
George975.1 years
Annie881.1 years
Robert765.7 years
William671.7 years
Most common last names in Jonestown, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2574.9 years
Johnson1874.7 years
Brown1579.3 years
Jones1076.0 years
Davis1074.4 years
Smith975.4 years
Thomas970.9 years
Adams784.6 years
Harris780.3 years
Mitchell767.0 years

Jonestown on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #94 (38639) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of African first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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