Mathiston, Mississippi

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Population in 2012: 682 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 327  (48.0%)
Females: 355  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39752.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,745 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Mathiston:

$40,745
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,870 (it was $12,222 in 2000)

Mathiston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,143 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Mathiston:

$64,143
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $77,426; Detached houses: $85,512; Mobile homes: $17,971

Median gross rent in 2012: $362.

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Mathiston races chart
  • White alone - 589 (84.4%)
  • Black alone - 98 (14.0%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mathiston: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.3%), United States (8.5%), English (7.6%), German (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), French Canadian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 274 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Mathiston, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Mathiston:

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mathiston town:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

18 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.1%
Mississippi:  2.2%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mathiston, Mississippi as of January 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mathiston to the number of sex offenders is 682 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $383 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $556 (0.9%)

Mathiston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (94.7 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (119.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (446.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Maben, MS (1.7 miles ), Eupora, MS (2.9 miles ), Walthall, MS (3.2 miles) , Mantee, MS (3.7 miles) , Sturgis, MS (3.8 miles ), Ackerman, MS (4.0 miles ), Woodland, MS (4.2 miles) , Starkville, MS (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $55,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.54 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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

12.2%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -97 (-11.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Mathiston, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mathiston-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Mathiston town center killed 12 people and injured 122 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 tornado 6.2 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mathiston-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% 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 108.4 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 160.6 miles away from Mathiston center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 92.5 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 213.1 miles away from Mathiston center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 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 Webster County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mathiston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mathiston:

  • EUPORA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EUPORA, MS)
  • RCG EUPORA (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; EUPORA, MS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - EUPORA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EUPORA, MS)
  • MISSISSIPPI HOMECARE OF EUPORA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; EUPORA, MS)
  • CHOCTAW COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ACKERMAN, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mathiston:

  • Mississippi State University (about 21 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 41 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Holmes Community College (about 61 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 62 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • University of Mississippi (about 62 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 66 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 71 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)

Public high school in Mathiston:

Public elementary/middle school in Mathiston:

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

Churches in Mathiston include: Travelers Rest Church (A), Mathison United Methodist Church (B), Mathison Baptist Church (C), Cathedral of the Pines (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Mathiston: Crawford Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Webster 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 2007 was 79.9. This is about average.

City:

79.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mathiston and their reported violations in the past:

CUMBERLAND WATER ASSN #2 (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-15-1997 and SEP-15-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and NOV-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and SEP-16-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CUMBERLAND WATER ASSN #1 (Population served: 291, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and NOV-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and SEP-16-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.2%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.1%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Mathiston compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Mathiston (2011 data):

  • Bank of Kilmichael: Mathiston Branch at 24944 Hwy 15, branch established on 2010/10/18. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $106.4 mil, Deposits: $96.5 mil, headquarters in Kilmichael, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Kilmichael Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)

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 Mathiston town (based on Webster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.07%
Here: 75.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents77.7%13.5%3.2%2.2%3.4%
Congregations59.6%19.1%8.5%2.1%10.6%
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
Webster County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

13.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

30.9%
Mississippi:

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

14.8%
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
Financial Administration 1$1,055$12,6600$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,857
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$463
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,030$30,1801$736
Streets and Highways 1$692$8,3040$0
Hospitals 89$206,934$27,90112$14,646
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$360
Sewerage 1$936$11,2320$0
Water Supply 1$2,146$25,7520$0
Totals for Government 95$216,793$27,38417$18,062

6.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200528,731 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
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 Oktibbeha County, MS  1.63% ($27,787 average AGI)
from Choctaw County, MS  0.54% ($45,400)
from Clay County, MS  0.32% ($25,000)


6.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200625,850 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Oktibbeha County, MS  1.34% ($23,720 average AGI)
to Choctaw County, MS  0.48% ($16,833)
to Clay County, MS  0.32% ($33,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mathiston:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRL (1270 AM; daytime; 3 kW; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSO (1230 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WKOR (980 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mathiston:

  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJB (104.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, MS; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WAUM (91.9 FM; DUCK HILL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLSM-FM (107.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W205AQ (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Mathiston:

  • 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)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mathiston)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mathiston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8833Z , Serial Number: 17255483, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Billy J Shackelford, 5079 Lagrange Rd, Mathiston, MS 39752

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 37
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Mathiston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mathiston, MS
Most common first names in Mathiston, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4173.1 years
William2973.9 years
John2874.0 years
Mary2076.0 years
Charles1468.5 years
Robert1370.2 years
Willie1279.9 years
George1277.3 years
Joe972.3 years
Charlie874.5 years
Most common last names in Mathiston, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brooks1781.0 years
Crowley1476.1 years
Reed1475.8 years
Griffin1479.0 years
Breland1183.1 years
Mcbride1083.6 years
Fulgham1073.5 years
Booth978.0 years
Williams975.5 years
Jones877.7 years

Businesses in Mathiston, MS

  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1
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