For population 25 years and over in Myrtle:
For population 15 years and over in Myrtle town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $447 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (62.0 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (457.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Hickory Flat, MS (2.4 miles ), New Albany, MS (2.8 miles ), Blue Mountain, MS (3.0 miles ), Potts Camp, MS (3.5 miles ), Ecru, MS (3.9 miles ), Ripley, MS (3.9 miles ), Dumas, MS (4.0 miles ), Blue Springs, MS (4.2 miles) .
Latitude: 34.56 N, Longitude: 89.12 W
Area code: 662
Work and jobs in Myrtle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Myrtle, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Myrtle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/19/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Myrtle town center killed 4 people and injured 78 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 1/3/2000, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the town center caused $450,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Myrtle-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1992 at 03:06:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from Myrtle center
On 8/29/1990 at 19:34:59, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 8.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Myrtle center
On 11/6/1994 at 12:50:38, a magnitude 3.1 (2.7 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Union County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Freezes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Myrtle:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Myrtle:
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Public high schools in Myrtle:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Myrtle and their reported violations in the past:LAKE ARROWHEAD (Population served: 151, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Myrtle that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.1%
(24.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.0% for Black residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Banks with branches in Myrtle (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Myrtle town (based on Union County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.04%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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Myrtle government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Myrtle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,596 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,221 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Myrtle fatal accident list:
Jun 9, 2002 04:42 PM, Co Rd 51, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 350
Total average daily truck traffic: 28
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 525
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Myrtle)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Myrtle)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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