Osyka, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 431 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.4%
 
Males: 174  (40.4%)
Females: 257  (59.6%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39657.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,522 (it was $17,813 in 2000)
Osyka:

$44,522
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,950 (it was $11,550 in 2000)

Osyka town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,123 (it was $40,700 in 2000)
Osyka:

$119,123
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $121,867; Detached houses: $152,840; Mobile homes: $17,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $635.

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Osyka races chart
  • White alone - 215 (48.9%)
  • Black alone - 213 (48.4%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Osyka: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (53.3%), German (1.7%), Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 245 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 419 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Osyka:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Osyka town:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Mississippi:  2.2%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Osyka, Mississippi as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Osyka to the number of sex offenders is 44 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,606 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (0.6%)

Osyka satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (55.0 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (305.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Kentwood, LA (2.4 miles ), Tangipahoa, LA (3.1 miles ), Magnolia, MS (3.1 miles ), McComb, MS (4.1 miles ), Roseland, LA (4.1 miles ), Greensburg, LA (4.1 miles ), Summit, MS (4.4 miles ), Amite City, LA (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 31.01 N, Longitude: 90.47 W

Area code: 601

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

10.1%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+9.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (23%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Osyka, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Osyka-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/10/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Osyka town center killed 9 people and injured 210 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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 220.5 miles away from the city center
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 189.7 miles away from Osyka 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 403.2 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 250.8 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 187.5 miles away from Osyka center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 320.3 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 Pike County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Osyka topographic map

Birthplace of: Lewis Wesley Cutrer - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Osyka:

  • FMCNA - KENTWOOD (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; KENTWOOD, LA)
  • OCEANS BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL OF KENTWOOD (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KENTWOOD, LA)
  • SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KENTWOOD, LA)
  • BEACHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MAGNOLIA, MS)
  • SOUTHWEST HEALTH DEPT HHA REGC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MAGNOLIA, MS)

Amtrak station near Osyka:

  • 17 miles: MCCOMB (114 N.W. RAILROAD BLVD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Osyka:

  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 35 miles; Hammond, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,713)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 48 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 54 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 27,321)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 55 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,837)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 56 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 57 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 71 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)

Public elementary/middle school in Osyka:

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

Church in Osyka: Osyka Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Pike County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.0%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.1%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.2%
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: 0.0% of all households

Osyka compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Osyka (2011 data):

  • First Bank: Osyka Branch at Liberty And Railroad Avenues, branch established on 1937/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $341.7 mil, Deposits: $299.4 mil, headquarters in Mccomb, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Southwest Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Osyka town (based on Pike County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.71%
Here: 65.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of Christ
Adherents77.5%10.1%4.2%1.8%1.7%
Congregations44.4%19.0%4.8%4.8%6.3%
NameChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1.5%0.9%0.5%0.5%1.3%
Congregations3.2%3.2%1.6%1.6%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: 11
Pike County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Pike County:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

36.6%
Mississippi:

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

16.4%
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
Financial Administration 1$4,000$48,0000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,800
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$450
Police Protection - Officers 4$4,100$12,3002$1,000
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,000
Sewerage 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Water Supply 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Totals for Government 7$12,900$22,11412$5,250

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 Amite County, MS  0.60% ($24,634 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, MS  0.39% ($31,019)
from Tangipahoa Parish, LA  0.36% ($17,510)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,173 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Amite County, MS  0.47% ($28,063 average AGI)
to Walthall County, MS  0.42% ($22,793)
to Lincoln County, MS  0.40% ($28,073)

Strongest AM radio stations in Osyka:

  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHNY (1250 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: C.W.H. BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • 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.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAKK (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, 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)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Osyka:

  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAKH (105.7 FM; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAU-FM (88.9 FM; BUDE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAQL (90.5 FM; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WUUU (98.9 FM; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WTGG (96.5 FM; AMITE, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Osyka:

  • WMAU-TV (Channel 17; BUDE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • W36AC (Channel 36; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSTY-LP (Channel 23; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: AMERICAN TELEVISION, INC.)

Osyka fatal accident list:

Nov 1, 1986 01:50 AM, 570024, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 25, 1980 00:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 1976 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Osyka)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • On Interstate Hwy 55 1.9 Mi W (Lat: 31.026833 Lon: -90.494528), Call Sign: KHI29, Licensee ID: L00001601
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2000, Expiration Date: 09/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2001
    Registrant: State Of Mississippi, Jackson, MS 39215-1850, Phone: (601) 354-6206
  • OSYKA SCALES W, I-55 N 2 Mi W Osyka, Ms (Lat: 31.028056 Lon: -90.499167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KIZ286
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.665 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.460 MHz, 155.490 MHz, 155.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2003, Expiration Date: 12/11/2013, Certifier: Lawrence B Moore
    Registrant: Ms Department Of Transportation, Jackson, MS 39215-1850, Phone: (601) 359-1513, Fax: (601) 359-5388, Email:
  • 990 N Of La Ms State Line On Hwy 51 120 W Of Center Us Hwy 51 (Lat: 31.000722 Lon: -90.305917), Call Sign: KJI778
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.865 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/1998, Expiration Date: 02/26/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2001
    Registrant: Nolan D Alford, Box 27, Osyka, MS 39657, Phone: (601) 542-5354
  • Ipco Woodyard (Lat: 31.000722 Lon: -90.470083), Call Sign: KKS545
    Assigned Frequencies: 29.7300 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/31/1997, Expiration Date: 02/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2003
    Registrant: International Paper Company, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: (214) 934-4576
  • 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 31.032389 Lon: -90.427861), Call Sign: WXA910, Licensee ID: L00012590
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6200 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2003, Expiration Date: 04/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2003
    Registrant: Plantation Pipe Line Co, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: (770) 751-4100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 31.032389 Lon: -90.427861), Overall height: 93.3 m, Call Sign: KKN90
    Assigned Frequencies: 1925.00 MHz, 1875.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/1994, Expiration Date: 02/18/1999, Cancellation Date: 09/06/1996
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 229-5840

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC5FQO, Licensee ID: L00778865
    Grant Date: 12/09/2003, Expiration Date: 03/08/2014
    Registrant: Phillip A Williams Sr, 1559 Mc Millian Rd, Osyka, MS 39657
  • Call Sign: N5OHR, Licensee ID: L01439436
    Grant Date: 10/21/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2019, Certifier: Reginald W Ivey
    Registrant: Reginald W Ivey, Osyka, MS 39657
  • Call Sign: N5VYW, Licensee ID: L00177150
    Grant Date: 08/10/2001, Expiration Date: 08/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2007, Certifier: George S Swan
    Registrant: George S Swan, 320 Smithburg Rd, Osyka, MS 39657
  • Call Sign: KZ5OW, Previous Call Sign: WA3GNO
    Grant Date: 07/17/1996, Expiration Date: 07/17/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/31/1998
    Registrant: Owen W Smith, 1046 Jimmy Wall Ln, Osyka, MS 39657-9312
  • Call Sign: KD5MYT, Licensee ID: L00319049
    Grant Date: 01/29/2001, Expiration Date: 01/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2013, Certifier: Richie R Boyd
    Registrant: Richie R Boyd, 2036 Mt Zion Rd, Osyka, MS 39657
  • Call Sign: AE5FK, Previous Call Sign: N5VYW, Licensee ID: L00177150
    Grant Date: 07/19/2011, Expiration Date: 08/27/2021, Certifier: George S Swan
    Registrant: George S Swan, 320 Smithburg Rd, Osyka, MS 39657
  • Call Sign: KF5DLV, Licensee ID: L01524724
    Grant Date: 10/19/2009, Expiration Date: 10/19/2019, Certifier: Percy H Pittman Jr
    Registrant: Percy H Pittman Jr, 1036 Varnado Road, Osyka, MS 39657

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 77
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Osyka

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Osyka, MS
Most common first names in Osyka, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2665.5 years
James2566.7 years
Mary2377.4 years
William1669.2 years
Willie1473.1 years
George1070.1 years
Charles966.1 years
Robert869.9 years
Velma884.0 years
Charlie878.0 years
Most common last names in Osyka, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Varnado4274.2 years
Williams2675.8 years
Brumfield2573.3 years
Ott2078.6 years
Johnson2068.9 years
Carter1873.8 years
Tate1871.3 years
Simmons1777.5 years
Cutrer1675.0 years
Stewart1469.4 years
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