Myrtle, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 497 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.1%
Males: 230  (46.3%)
Females: 267  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38650.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,884 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Myrtle:

$24,884
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,330 (it was $11,268 in 2000)

Myrtle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,549 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Myrtle:

$62,549
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $69,218; Detached houses: $71,412; Mobile homes: $25,879

Median gross rent in 2012: $603.

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Myrtle races chart
  • White alone - 389 (79.4%)
  • Black alone - 67 (13.7%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Myrtle: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (33.5%), English (15.6%), Irish (9.5%), Italian (3.1%), German (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 398 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 874 people per square mile   (low).

Myrtle, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Myrtle:

  • High school or higher: 65.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Myrtle town:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Mississippi:  2.2%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Myrtle, Mississippi as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Myrtle to the number of sex offenders is 45 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $447 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $667 (1.1%)

Myrtle satellite photo by USGS

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

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

6.9%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Myrtle-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 83% 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 above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 101.3 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 144.3 miles away from Myrtle center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.7 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 133.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 182.0 miles away from Myrtle center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Myrtle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Myrtle:

  • GRACELAND CARE CTR NEW ALBANY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NEW ALBANY, MS)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-NEW ALBANY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; NEW ALBANY, MS)
  • UNION CO HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NEW ALBANY, MS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - RIPLEY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)
  • RIPLEY MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)
  • REST HAVEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)
  • REST HAVEN NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RIPLEY, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Myrtle:

  • University of Mississippi (about 28 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 33 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 45 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 49 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Memphis (about 63 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 65 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 66 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)

Public high schools in Myrtle:

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

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

HWY 30 WEST WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,850, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 177 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.1%
(24.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.4%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Myrtle compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Myrtle (2011 data):

  • BNA Bank: Myrtle Branch at 1181 Springdale Ave., branch established on 1974/07/26. Info updated 2007/11/15: Bank assets: $406.7 mil, Deposits: $338.7 mil, headquarters in New Albany, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bna Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Myrtle town (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.04%
Here: 84.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents77.2%14.0%2.3%2.1%4.5%
Congregations56.9%20.8%6.9%4.2%11.1%
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: 6
Union County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Union County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Union County:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

30.8%
Mississippi:

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

17.0%
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 9$2,305
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$760
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$3,063
Water Supply 1$3,033$36,3961$2,491
Totals for Government 1$3,033$36,39616$8,619

Myrtle government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($146.88)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($102.62)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($70.42)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($36.22)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($8.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $168,000 ($338.03)
    Water Utilities: $46,000 ($92.56)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($8.05)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($2.01)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($2.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $64,000 ($128.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($36.22)

Myrtle government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($12.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($6.04)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($6.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $143,000 ($287.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $176,000 ($354.12)
    General Support: $22,000 ($44.27)
    Highways: $1,000 ($2.01)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.01)
  • Tax - Property: $34,000 ($68.41)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.01)

Myrtle government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $299,000 ($601.61)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($70.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $315,000 ($633.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($38.23)

Myrtle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $106,000 ($213.28)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $21,000 ($42.25)

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
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 Pontotoc County, MS  1.09% ($23,480 average AGI)
from Lee County, MS  0.85% ($32,638)
from Tippah County, MS  0.74% ($27,710)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
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 Lee County, MS  1.20% ($31,956 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, MS  1.10% ($23,856)
to Tippah County, MS  0.67% ($25,317)

Strongest AM radio stations in Myrtle:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WNAU (1470 AM; 1 kW; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: MPM INVESTMENT GROUP)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Myrtle:

  • WCNA (95.9 FM; POTTS CAMP, MS; Owner: OLVIE E. SISK)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKZU (102.3 FM; RIPLEY, MS; Owner: KUDZU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSEL-FM (96.7 FM; PONTOTOC, MS; Owner: OLLIE COLLINS, JR.)
  • WAQB (90.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WUMS (92.1 FM; UNIVERSITY, MS; Owner: STUDENT MEDIA CENTER OF THE U. OF MS)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WESE (92.5 FM; BALDWYN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRA-FM (92.7 FM; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: BILLY R. AUTRY)

TV broadcast stations around Myrtle:

  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WMAE-TV (Channel 12; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WBII-LP (Channel 20; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: MID-SOUTH BROADCASTING)

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
  • MYRTLE, 1623 County Road 7 (#306317) (Lat: 34.558750 Lon: -89.147250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.1 m, Overall height: 93.5 m, Call Sign: WQPH401
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2012, Expiration Date: 05/17/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

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:

  • Fire: 73
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Myrtle

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Myrtle, MS
Most common first names in Myrtle, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5172.8 years
William3472.3 years
Mary3375.5 years
John2973.8 years
Robert1373.6 years
Thomas1366.2 years
Annie1277.6 years
Walter1174.5 years
George1169.6 years
Richard975.3 years
Most common last names in Myrtle, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2173.4 years
Thomas1782.3 years
Merritt1681.0 years
Jackson1371.0 years
Harris1370.5 years
Graham1275.1 years
Gilliam1177.8 years
Garrison1071.9 years
Miller1081.2 years
Frazier1065.3 years
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