McLain, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 432 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.4%
Males: 220  (51.0%)
Females: 212  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  32.5 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39456.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,921 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
McLain:

$33,921
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,746 (it was $10,272 in 2000)

McLain town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,197 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
McLain:

$69,197
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $111,882; Detached houses: $85,084; Mobile homes: $168,099

Median gross rent in 2013: $931.

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  • Races in McLain, MS (2010)

    McLain races chart
    • 31972.3%White alone
    • 11526.1%Black alone
    • 30.7%Hispanic
    • 20.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in McLain: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (13.7%), English (11.9%), Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 77 feet

Land area: 3.39 square miles.

Population density: 127 people per square mile   (very low).

McLain,MS real estate house value index trend

McLain, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in McLain:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 19.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McLain town:

  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 9.4%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $982 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $577 (1.0%)

McLain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tanner-Williams, AL (46.5 miles , pop. 59,443).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (107.5 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (402.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Beaumont, MS (2.7 miles ), New Augusta, MS (3.8 miles ), Leakesville, MS (4.0 miles ), Richton, MS (4.3 miles ), Lucedale, MS (4.3 miles ), Wiggins, MS (5.0 miles ), Vinegar Bend, AL (5.5 miles) , Petal, MS (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 31.10 N, Longitude: 88.82 W

Area code: 601

McLain household income distribution McLain home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Mississippi average:

2.00
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.4%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +64 (+11.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Public administration (44%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (39%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (44%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in McLain, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McLain-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the McLain town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1983, a category F3 tornado 15.3 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McLain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.5 miles away from McLain center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 361.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 183.6 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 118.9 miles away from McLain center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 189.7 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 Greene County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McLain topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McLain:

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 30 miles; Perkinston, MS; Full-time enrollment: 8,320)
  • William Carey University (about 31 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 35 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 41 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 47 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • University of South Alabama (about 48 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 54 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)

Public elementary/middle school in McLain:

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Notable locations in McLain: Leaf River Boat Ramp (A), McLain Volunteer Fire Department (B), McLain Police Department (C), Pine Forest Regional Library - McLain Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McLain include: Mount Olive Church (A), First Baptist Church of McLain (B), McLain Church of God (C), First United Pentecostal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: McLain Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Spring Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Greene 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 McLain and their reported violations in the past:

LEAF WATER ASSOCIATION-SOUTH (Population served: 575, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 166 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.9%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

McLain compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Mississippi average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

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 McLain town (based on Greene County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,81437
Black Protestant1801
Mainline Protestant1764
Catholic261
None10,204-
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: 4
Greene County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Greene County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

34.9%
Mississippi:

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

11.7%
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 1$2,182$26,1841$616
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,182$26,1840$0
Totals for Government 2$4,364$26,1841$616

4.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,141 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
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 George County, MS  0.53% ($37,316 average AGI)
from Wayne County, MS  0.44% ($32,000)
from Jackson County, MS  0.42% ($25,867)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 George County, MS  0.72% ($25,423 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MS  0.55% ($33,050)
to Forrest County, MS  0.52% ($26,579)

Strongest AM radio stations in McLain:

  • WRBE (1440 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LUCEDALE, MS; Owner: JDL CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBHY (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: GOFORTH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNTM (710 AM; 10 kW; MOBILE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDLT (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRHOPE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McLain:

  • WXAB (96.9 FM; MCLAIN, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOSM (103.1 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: CHARLES H. COOPER)
  • WXHB (96.5 FM; RICHTON, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WKNN-FM (99.1 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJY (93.7 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WRBE-FM (106.9 FM; LUCEDALE, MS; Owner: JDL CORPORATION)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUA (102.1 FM; CITRONELLE, AL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McLain:

  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBM-LP (Channel 60; PRICHARD, AL; Owner: UPPER GULF COAST, L.L.C.)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

McLain fatal accident list:

Jan 10, 1992 05:50 PM, Magnolia, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in McLain)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • McLAIN, 24390 Highway 98 (Lat: 31.101944 Lon: -88.774611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 123.1 m, Call Sign: WQJG957
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2008, Expiration Date: 09/05/2018, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 49
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - McLain

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