Morgantown, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 1,412.
Males: 693  (49.1%)
Females: 719  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,408
Morgantown:

$30,408
MS:

$45,792

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,089

Morgantown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,220
Morgantown:

$99,220
MS:

$128,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $94,940; detached houses: $93,515

Median gross rent in 2019: $937.

March 2019 cost of living index in Morgantown: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 42.5%
(35.7% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Morgantown, MS (2019)
    • 1,12062.5%Black alone
    • 37220.7%Hispanic
    • 31017.3%White alone

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

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Ancestries: Irish (2.7%), American (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

306 residents are foreign born (17.3% Latin America).

This place:

17.3%
Mississippi:

2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $706 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $452 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (71.8 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (93.0 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (342.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Foxworth, MS (2.4 miles ),
Columbia, MS (2.5 miles ),
Bassfield, MS (4.0 miles ),
Tylertown, MS (4.4 miles ),
Prentiss, MS (4.5 miles ),
Monticello, MS (4.5 miles ),
Silver Creek, MS (4.6 miles ),
Sumrall, MS (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 31.31 N, Longitude: 89.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

Distribution of median household income in Morgantown, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Morgantown, MS in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.1%
Mississippi:

6.0%

Tornado activity:

Morgantown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Morgantown place center killed 4 people and injured 31 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/10/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morgantown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 131% greater 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 156.9 miles away from Morgantown 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 212.4 miles away from Morgantown center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 205.8 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 300.1 miles away from Morgantown center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from Morgantown 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 Adams County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Morgantown:

  • SONG HEALTH AND REHAB OF COLUMBIA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; COLUMBIA, MS)
  • MYRTLES NURSING CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; COLUMBIA, MS)
  • THE MYRTLES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; COLUMBIA, MS)
  • THE GROVE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; COLUMBIA, MS)
  • MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; COLUMBIA, MS)
  • COLUMBIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; COLUMBIA, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morgantown:

  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 35 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; Full-time enrollment: 14,294)
  • William Carey University (about 37 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 39 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 39 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 47 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 59 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 65 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

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Churches in Morgantown include: Morgantown Baptist Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Community Chapel Church of God (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Green Lawn Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mammoth Bayou (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.6%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Morgantown:

Marital status in Morgantown, MS
  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Morgantown:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.5
Mississippi average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Morgantown, MS (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,03640
Black Protestant5,34215
Mainline Protestant2,4759
Catholic2,0174
Other3723
None10,055-
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
Here:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Adams County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

6.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

13.7%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.4%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Adams County:

11.4%
Mississippi:

14.4%

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Concordia Parish, LA  0.67% ($34,486 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, MS  0.37% ($25,692)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.26% ($35,852)


5.37% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Concordia Parish, LA  0.81% ($35,894 average AGI)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.40% ($25,548)
to Jefferson County, MS  0.20% ($21,095)

Strongest AM radio stations in Morgantown:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WFFF (1360 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: HADDOX ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WCJU (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: WCJU, INCORPORATED)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHNY (1250 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: C.W.H. BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WTYL (1290 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TYLERTOWN, MS; Owner: TYLERTOWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morgantown:

  • WPRG (89.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFFF-FM (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: HADDOX ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCJU-FM (104.9 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUNBELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDR (98.3 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUN BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKH (105.7 FM; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W202BS (88.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WRQO (102.1 FM; MONTICELLO, MS; Owner: THE O'NEAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Morgantown:

  • W45AA (Channel 45; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W36AC (Channel 36; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.3mTotal length
  • $2,634,000Total costs
  • 10,050Total average daily traffic
  • 916Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,266Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W5TDC, Grant Date: 11/19/1997, Expiration Date: 11/19/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2009, Registrant: Charles M Pearson, 1571 Morgantown Rd, Morgantown, MS 39483

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Morgantown, MS
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 37.0%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Morgantown, MS
  • 76.6%Electricity
  • 17.0%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Morgantown compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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