McCool, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 134 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.4%
Males: 65  (48.9%)
Females: 69  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip code: 39108

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,223 (it was $19,659 in 2000)
McCool:

$28,223
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,435 (it was $10,760 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,685 (it was $29,100 in 2000)
McCool:

$53,685
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $56,812; Detached houses: $70,878; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $42,116; Mobile homes: $34,292
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  • White alone - 114 (84.4%)
  • Black alone - 19 (14.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McCool: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (47.7%), United States (3.0%), German (2.6%), English (2.1%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 470 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 143 people per square mile   (very low).

McCool, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in McCool:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McCool town:

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $264 (0.5%)

McCool satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (78.7 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (137.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (428.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Weir, MS (2.3 miles ), French Camp, MS (2.7 miles ), Ethel, MS (3.0 miles ), Ackerman, MS (3.5 miles ), Kosciusko, MS (4.1 miles ), Louisville, MS (4.2 miles ), Sturgis, MS (4.5 miles ), Kilmichael, MS (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.20 N, Longitude: 89.34 W

Area code: 662

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

11.2%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (38%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (31%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (54%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (29%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16%)
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (20%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Food processing workers (10%)

Average climate in McCool, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McCool-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the McCool town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/23/1977, a category F4 tornado 14.0 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McCool-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 121.6 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 177.8 miles away from McCool center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city 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 187.9 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 90.3 miles away from McCool 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 234.4 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 Attala County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Freezes: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McCool topographic map

Birthplace of: John D. Winters - Historian and professor.

Hospitals and medical centers near McCool:

  • CHOCTAW COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ACKERMAN, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McCool:

  • Mississippi State University (about 37 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 18,237)
  • Holmes Community College (about 37 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • East Central Community College (about 55 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 56 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 58 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 62 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Meridian Community College (about 68 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)

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

Cemeteries: McCool Cemetery (1), Mount Pilgrim Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Attala 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: 54.3%
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.5%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

McCool compared to Mississippi state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for McCool town (based on Attala County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.43%
Here: 55.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents68.7%17.0%3.9%3.2%1.6%
Congregations40.5%29.7%2.7%8.1%1.4%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.7%0.7%1.8%
Congregations2.7%2.7%1.4%1.4%9.5%
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: 5
Attala County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Attala County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Attala County:

37.5%
Mississippi:

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

21.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$575
Totals for Government 0$0 1$575

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
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 Holmes County, MS  0.84% ($28,157 average AGI)
from Leake County, MS  0.43% ($20,615)
from Rankin County, MS  0.34% ($37,333)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Holmes County, MS  0.46% ($16,821 average AGI)
to Leake County, MS  0.41% ($19,720)
to Rankin County, MS  0.36% ($23,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in McCool:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WIRL (1270 AM; daytime; 3 kW; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKOZ (1340 AM; 1 kW; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McCool:

  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WLSM-FM (107.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIN-FM (101.1 FM; DURANT, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WJTA (91.7 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: KOSCIUSKO EDUCTNL. B/CNG. FOUNDATION)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WONA-FM (95.1 FM; WINONA, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McCool:

  • 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)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,230
Total average daily truck traffic: 97
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,845

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for McCool, MS
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