Okolona, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 2,560 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.2%
 
Males: 1,060  (41.4%)
Females: 1,500  (58.6%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38860.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,787 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Okolona:

$27,787
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,752 (it was $11,486 in 2000)

Okolona city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,601 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Okolona:

$83,601
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $71,325; detached houses: $78,858; mobile homes: $29,830

Median gross rent in 2017: $535.

March 2019 cost of living index in Okolona: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.2%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Okolona, MS (2010)
    • 1,87969.8%Black alone
    • 74527.7%White alone
    • 361.3%Hispanic
    • 261.0%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Asian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Okolona, Mississippi as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Okolona is 120 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Mississippi average:

2.18
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Ancestries: American (4.9%), English (3.4%), Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 404 people per square mile   (low).

Okolona, Mississippi map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $655 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $466 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (89.2 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (103.7 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (471.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Shannon, MS (2.9 miles ),
Nettleton, MS (3.0 miles ),
Verona, MS (3.6 miles ),
Plantersville, MS (3.9 miles ),
Amory, MS (3.9 miles ),
New Houlka, MS (3.9 miles ),
Houston, MS (4.0 miles ),
Aberdeen, MS (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.01 N, Longitude: 88.75 W

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Okolona, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Okolona, MS in 2017
Okolona satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $29,200
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $177,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Okolona, MS residents
Average permit cost in Okolona, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Okolona, MS
Historical housing units in Okolona, MS
Most common industries in Okolona, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (27.6%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (36.2%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Machinery (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Paper (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (17.9%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Okolona, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.3%)
  • Woodworkers (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Okolona, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Okolona, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Okolona-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Okolona city center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.6 miles away from the city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

Earthquake activity:

Okolona-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% 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 95.6 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 144.0 miles away from Okolona center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from Okolona 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 187.0 miles away from Okolona center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from Okolona center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 149.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chickasaw County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 4, Winds: 4, Freezes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Okolona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Okolona:

  • OKOLONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (512 ROCKWELL DRIVE)
  • SHEARER-RICHARDSON MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (512 ROCKWELL DRIVE / PO BOX 420)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Okolona:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; VERONA, MS)
  • RCG TUPELO (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; TUPELO, MS)
  • RCG ABERDEEN (BLUE BLUFF) (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ABERDEEN, MS)
  • TRACE REGIONAL HOSP AND SWING BED Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; HOUSTON, MS)
  • FLOY DYER NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HOUSTON, MS)
  • TUPELO MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TUPELO, MS)
  • GILMORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; AMORY, MS)

Airports located in Okolona:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Okolona:

  • Itawamba Community College (about 27 miles; Fulton, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,489)
  • Mississippi State University (about 39 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 41 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 48 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • University of Mississippi (about 52 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 80 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 82 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)

Public high schools in Okolona:

Public elementary/middle school in Okolona:

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

Churches in Okolona include: Okolona First United Methodist Church (A), Grace Episcopal Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Okolona First Baptist Church (E), Okolona Presbyterian Church (F), Saint Theresa Catholic Church (G), North Gatlin Street Church of Christ (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Confederate Cemetery (1), Citizens Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Okolona: Wilson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Okolona Motel (301 South Church Street).

Courts: Chickasaw County - Circuit Court Reporter- Okolona- Courtroom (Main Street), Chickasaw County - Justice Court Clerk (East Main Street), Okolona City - City Hall (215 West Main Street).

Birthplace of: Tim Bowens - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Feb 7, 1973), William Raspberry - Writer, Jack Gregory (American football player) - Football player.

Chickasaw 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 Okolona and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF OKOLONA (Population served: 3,050, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 265 regular monitoring violations
EAST CHICKASAW W/A #1 (Population served: 1,283, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 181 regular monitoring violations
EAST CHICKASAW W/A #2 (Population served: 1,115, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 261 regular monitoring violations
CCM WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 572, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 167 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.5%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
69 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Okolona (2011 data):

  • Bank of Okolona: Bank Of Okolona at 227 West Main Street, branch established on 1931/01/31. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $117.0 mil, Deposits: $100.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorp Of Okolona
  • Renasant Bank: Okolona Branch at 511 South Church Street, branch established on 1966/12/15. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Okolona:

Marital status in Okolona, MS
  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 25.8%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Okolona:

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Okolona
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Okolona, MS (based on Chickasaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,70155
Black Protestant1,83213
Mainline Protestant1,55020
Catholic4092
Other11
None899-
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: 6
Chickasaw County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Chickasaw County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Chickasaw County:

34.2%
State:

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

11.4%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.4%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Okolona:

20.8%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Okolona:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Okolona:

36.0%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Okolona, MS Residents
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
Electric Power 23$71,643$37,3790$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$31,976$31,9760$0
Streets and Highways 6$11,546$23,0920$0
Other Government Administration 5$13,244$31,7867$7,572
Firefighters 5$9,732$23,3574$6,067
Solid Waste Management 4$8,265$24,7950$0
Sewerage 4$9,803$29,4090$0
Judicial and Legal 4$10,581$31,7430$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,939$35,2680$0
Local Libraries 1$2,622$31,4641$1,968
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,119
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 65$172,351$31,81913$16,726

Okolona government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $238,000 ($92.97)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,123,000 ($3954.30)
    Financial Administration: $740,000 ($289.06)
    Police Protection: $478,000 ($186.72)
    Water Utilities: $402,000 ($157.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $330,000 ($128.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $279,000 ($108.98)
    Sewerage: $205,000 ($80.08)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($34.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($33.98)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($16.41)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($10.16)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($3.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($5.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $766,000 ($299.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $326,000 ($127.34)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($11.72)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($1.56)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($1.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $379,000 ($148.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($8.20)

Okolona government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $245,000 ($95.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $199,000 ($77.73)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $232,000 ($90.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $296,000 ($115.63)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($14.84)
    Sale of Property: $25,000 ($9.77)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,587,000 ($4526.17)
    Water Utilities: $389,000 ($151.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $380,000 ($148.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $246,000 ($96.09)
    Other: $56,000 ($21.88)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($1.56)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($1.56)
  • Tax - Property: $956,000 ($373.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,000 ($9.38)
    Other License: $7,000 ($2.73)

Okolona government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000 ($839.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,350,000 ($527.34)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $967,000 ($377.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $167,000 ($65.23)

Okolona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,350,000 ($527.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,244,000 ($1657.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,000 ($41.80)

4.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($26,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
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 Lee County, MS  0.83% ($22,451 average AGI)
from Monroe County, MS  0.73% ($23,444)
from Calhoun County, MS  0.60% ($26,378)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($26,609 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Lee County, MS  1.57% ($26,684 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, MS  0.72% ($29,822)
to Monroe County, MS  0.63% ($27,333)
Businesses in Okolona, MS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1

Strongest AM radio stations in Okolona:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELO (580 AM; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WKMQ (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMY (1580 AM; 1 kW; AMORY, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Okolona:

  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WSEL-FM (96.7 FM; PONTOTOC, MS; Owner: OLLIE COLLINS, JR.)
  • WFTA (101.9 FM; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFM (95.3 FM; AMORY, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WCMR (94.5 FM; BRUCE, MS; Owner: RUSSELL A HUMPHREY & ROBERTA L EATON)

TV broadcast stations around Okolona:

  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W49BK (Channel 49; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W14BW (Channel 14; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W32BH (Channel 32; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W39CD (Channel 38; FULTON, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
Okolona fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Okolona fatal accident list:

May 29, 2009 03:30 AM, Laster, Lat: 34.017381, Lon: -88.743375, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 17, 2004 11:27 AM, Monroe Ave, S Carter St, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 29, 1984 02:15 PM, 090517, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 28, 1980 11:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 7, 1979 04:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 14, 1979 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 1978 10:17 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 440ft / 134mTotal length
  • $7,180,280,000Total costs
  • 133,995Total average daily traffic
  • 23,858Total average daily truck traffic
  • 157,368Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Okolona, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 101930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 291990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Okolona, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Okolona)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • City Hall (Lat: 34.005944 Lon: -88.745333), Call Sign: KNDH524, Licensee ID: L00035433,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/1997, Expiration Date: 07/17/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2002, Registrant: City Of Okolona, Okolona, MS 38660, Phone: (601) 447-5461
  • Kcs Mp 263 (Lat: 34.010944 Lon: -88.745056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80 m, Overall height: 81 m, Call Sign: KWI982,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.215 MHz, 161.085 MHz, 161.400 MHz, 160.905 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2012, Expiration Date: 03/21/2022, Certifier: Mark Mc Halffey, Registrant: Kansas City Southern Railroad, 427 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105, Phone: (816) 983-1953, Fax: (816) 983-1446, Email:
  • K C S Mp 263 (Lat: 34.010944 Lon: -88.745056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80 m, Overall height: 81 m, Call Sign: WPIV648,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.215 MHz, 161.085 MHz, Grant Date: 11/08/1995, Expiration Date: 11/08/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2001, Certifier: S R Taylor, Registrant: Comet Industries Inc, 4601 Blanchard Rd, Shreveport, LA 71107, Fax: (318) 227-7252
  • Lat: 34.014500 Lon: -88.818361, Call Sign: WQSG928,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.712 MHz, 468.462 MHz, 469.737 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2013, Expiration Date: 09/18/2023, Certifier: Jamie Eubank, Registrant: Integrated Communications Inc, 574 Hwy 51 South, Batesville, MS 38606, Phone: (662) 563-9565, Fax: (662) 563-9599, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • OKOLONA, 30018 Baker Road (Lat: 34.009667 Lon: -88.635306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 123.1 m, Overall height: 128.9 m, Call Sign: WPNC698,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • OKOLONA, 1.5 Mi Wsw Of (Lat: 33.997333 Lon: -88.772250), Overall height: 107.6 m, Call Sign: KLV62,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5989.67 MHz, 5989.67 MHz, 5989.67 MHz, 5989.67 MHz, 6108.27 MHz, 6108.27 MHz, 6167.57 MHz, Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Phone: (202) 857-6022
  • 1.5m Wsw Of Okolona (Lat: 33.997333 Lon: -88.772250), Structure height: 3.4 m, Call Sign: WHQ394, Licensee ID: L00144971,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/1982, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2010, Registrant: Wtva, Inc., Post Office Box 350, Tupelo, MS 38802
  • 1.5 Mi Wsw Of (Lat: 33.997333 Lon: -88.772250), Overall height: 107.6 m, Call Sign: WHS694, Licensee ID: L00920548,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2008.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/1983, Expiration Date: 06/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2004, Registrant: Wcbi-Tv, LLC, 27 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31412
  • Comcast Cable Ok Twr. (Lat: 34.000111 Lon: -88.773361), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WLE654,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6900.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/1992, Expiration Date: 06/01/2021, Registrant: Coastal Television Broadcasting Company LLC, 3615 Hunley Ct., Cumming, GA 30028

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KC5NIX, Grant Date: 03/21/1995, Expiration Date: 03/21/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2007, Registrant: Robert W Chandler Jr, 401 Monroe Ave, Okolona, MS 38860
  • Call Sign: AD5XS, Licensee ID: L01172590, Grant Date: 05/27/2016, Expiration Date: 07/14/2026, Certifier: Carl Wallace, Registrant: Carl Wallace, Okolona, MS 38860-0418

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2316E , Serial Number: 7AC-5890, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/05/2019
    Registrant (Partnership): William V Gibson, Po Box 2, Okolona, MS 38860, Other Owners: Joseph R Miller
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/09/2018
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8954K , Serial Number: 108-1954, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/01/2018
    Registrant (Individual): William V Gibson, Po Box 2, Okolona, MS 38860
  • Aircraft: HAMLETT JAMES E EAA SUPER ACRO SPORT (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8MK , Serial Number: 3, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 08/28/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 12/21/2016
    Registrant (Partnership): William V Ii Gibson, Po Box 2, Okolona, MS 38860, Other Owners: Wesley C Jaggers
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TR182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9291R , Serial Number: R18200680, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 04/21/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Richard H Bobo, 395 Highway 41 N, Okolona, MS 38860
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9453E , Serial Number: 11AC-1090, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 05/24/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Justin B Allen, 30536 Mcallister Rd, Okolona, MS 38860
  • Aircraft: UNIVERSAL STINSON 108-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9848K , Serial Number: 108-2848, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 09/11/2018
    Registrant (Individual): William V Gibson, Po Box 2, Okolona, MS 38860
  • Aircraft: WHITE EAA ACRO-SPORT (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 67KN , Serial Number: 351, Airworthiness Date: 08/22/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 08/20/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Gloria C Robbins, 110 N Gatlin St, Okolona, MS 38860

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 65. The highest number of fire incidents - 113 took place in 2006, and the least - 7 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Okolona, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.7%), and Outside Fires (35.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Okolona, MS
    • 51646.7%Structure Fires
    • 39235.4%Outside Fires
    • 15514.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 433.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Okolona, MS
Most common first names in Okolona, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7969.1 years
Mary6377.7 years
William5473.2 years
Willie4874.6 years
John4772.7 years
Annie3777.3 years
Robert3073.0 years
George2370.5 years
Charles2269.1 years
Henry2171.9 years
Most common last names in Okolona, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gates3670.1 years
Moore3071.5 years
Smith2776.4 years
Buchanan2567.6 years
Sullivan2475.7 years
Johnson2475.3 years
Thompson2368.0 years
Griffin2272.5 years
Jones2171.4 years
Gunn2177.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Okolona, MS
  • 59.1%Utility gas
  • 35.8%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Okolona, MS
  • 55.8%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood


Okolona compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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