Prentiss, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 960 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.1%
 
Males: 455  (47.4%)
Females: 505  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39474.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,570 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Prentiss:

$40,570
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,961 (it was $18,486 in 2000)

Prentiss town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,278 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Prentiss:

$98,278
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $121,291; detached houses: $121,250

Median gross rent in 2017: $623.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prentiss: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 40.7%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Prentiss, MS (2010)
    • 64960.0%White alone
    • 40237.2%Black alone
    • 100.9%Two or more races
    • 70.6%American Indian alone
    • 70.6%Hispanic
    • 40.4%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Prentiss, Mississippi as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prentiss is 91 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (4.0%), Irish (3.9%), English (2.6%), German (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 336 feet

Land area: 1.87 square miles.

Population density: 512 people per square mile   (low).

Prentiss, Mississippi map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,391 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,161 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (53.8 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (109.0 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (351.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Silver Creek, MS (2.8 miles ),
Bassfield, MS (3.2 miles ),
New Hebron, MS (3.4 miles ),
Monticello, MS (3.8 miles ),
Mount Olive, MS (4.1 miles ),
Collins, MS (4.3 miles ),
Morgantown, MS (4.5 miles ),
Magee, MS (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 31.60 N, Longitude: 89.87 W

Area code: 601

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Most common industries in Prentiss, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Paper (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Paper (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.5%)
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
  • Utilities (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Prentiss, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Prentiss, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Prentiss, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Prentiss-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Prentiss town center killed 4 people and injured 31 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/26/1976, a category F4 tornado 15.4 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prentiss-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 82% smaller 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 the city center
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 261.5 miles away from Prentiss 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 197.2 miles away from Prentiss 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 134.8 miles away from Prentiss 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 418.6 miles away from Prentiss center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 280.7 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 Jefferson Davis County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Prentiss:

  • JEFFERSON DAVIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1102 ROSE STREET)
  • JEFFERSON DAVIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ECF (1320 WINFIELD STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Prentiss:

  • LAWRENCE COUNTY HOSPITAL CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MONTICELLO, MS)
  • LAWRENCE CO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MONTICELLO, MS)

Airports located in Prentiss:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prentiss:

  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 32 miles; Wesson, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,532)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 37 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 40 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • William Carey University (about 40 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • Jackson State University (about 53 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)
  • Belhaven University (about 53 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 56 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)

Public high school in Prentiss:

Private high school in Prentiss:

  • PRENTISS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 300, Location: 1643 AMANDA ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Prentiss:

See full list of schools located in Prentiss

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • DON'T FORGET THAT THE PIONEER RADIO STATION IN PRENTISS, MISSISSIPPI WAS THE NOW DEFUNCT A.M. STATION CALLED W K P O 1510 ON YOUR DIAL ,THAT WAS OUT ON OLD RADIO ROAD AND WHERE I DEEJAYED FOR A YEAR IN THE LATE 1960S. HANK GUPTON, AGE 60. added by HANK GUPTON

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Prentiss: Prentiss City Hall (A), Jefferson Davis County Library (B), Jefferson Davis County Courthouse (C), Prentiss Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemetery: Prentiss Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Prentiss: Lions Club Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Jeffersonian Motor Inn (1295 North Frontage Road), Claridge Inn (1132 Columbia Avenue), Baylis Mansion Bed & Breakfast (2505 Columbia Avenue).

Court: Youth Court Office (1137 Prentiss Street).

Birthplace of: Clyde Otis - Music industry executive, Vincent Davis - Politician.

Jefferson Davis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

DOUBLE PONDS WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009)
  • 176 regular monitoring violations
LILY ROSE W/A #1 (Population served: 1,980, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 83 regular monitoring violations
LILY ROSE W/A #2 (Population served: 1,570, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 164 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.8%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.2%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Prentiss in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Prentiss in 2000:

  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 33 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in Prentiss (2011 data):

  • Hancock Bank: Prentiss Branch at 965 South Columbia Avenue, branch established on 1973/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $4,988.4 mil, Deposits: $4,121.5 mil, headquarters in Gulfport, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 81 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Regions Bank: Prentiss Branch at 2102 Columbia Avenue, branch established on 1902/02/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Prentiss:

Marital status in Prentiss, MS
  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Prentiss:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Mississippi average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prentiss, MS (based on Jefferson Davis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,61719
Black Protestant1,3298
Mainline Protestant3845
Catholic2302
Other381
None6,889-
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: 7
Jefferson Davis County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jefferson Davis County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Jefferson Davis County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Prentiss:

48.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.4%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Prentiss:

29.3
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prentiss:

20.9%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Prentiss:

13.8%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Prentiss:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Prentiss:

37.3%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
Prentiss:

50.6%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Prentiss:

74.7%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prentiss, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 8$18,357$27,5360$0
Other Government Administration 7$13,554$23,2350$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$12,190$29,2562$900
Judicial and Legal 4$6,212$18,6360$0
Firefighters 3$7,907$31,6282$630
Other and Unallocable 2$7,930$47,5800$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 29$66,150$27,3724$1,530

Prentiss government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $103,000 ($107.29)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($23.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $283,000 ($294.79)
    Water Utilities: $213,000 ($221.88)
    Central Staff Services: $207,000 ($215.63)
    General - Other: $133,000 ($138.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000 ($129.17)
    Sewerage: $96,000 ($100.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($88.54)
    Regular Highways: $51,000 ($53.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000 ($44.79)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($15.63)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($12.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($7.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $51,000 ($53.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $832,000 ($866.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.08)

Prentiss government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $114,000 ($118.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($89.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $23,000 ($23.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $58,000 ($60.42)
    Other: $20,000 ($20.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $79,000 ($82.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $28,000 ($29.17)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $372,000 ($387.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $422,000 ($439.58)
    Water Utilities: $103,000 ($107.29)
    Other: $8,000 ($8.33)
  • Tax - Property: $292,000 ($304.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $50,000 ($52.08)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($5.21)

Prentiss government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,000 ($220.83)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000 ($166.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,000 ($107.29)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,000 ($52.08)

Prentiss government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,119,000 ($1165.63)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($15.63)
Businesses in Prentiss, MS
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Strongest AM radio stations in Prentiss:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLC (1270 AM; 1 kW; MONTICELLO, MS; Owner: D AND D BROADCASTING)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHNY (1250 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: C.W.H. BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prentiss:

  • WCJU-FM (104.9 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUNBELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJDR (98.3 FM; PRENTISS, MS; Owner: SUN BELT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAKH (105.7 FM; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRQO (102.1 FM; MONTICELLO, MS; Owner: THE O'NEAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRG (89.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFFF-FM (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: HADDOX ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Prentiss:

  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W45AA (Channel 45; COLUMBIA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • Prentiss, Mississippi
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents27
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents43
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Mississippi average
  • Fatal accident count6566
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9529
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1505
  • Fatalities7430
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16111
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents397
See more detailed statistics of Prentiss fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 646ft / 197mTotal length
  • $1,553,631,000Total costs
  • 63,980Total average daily traffic
  • 10,068Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,570Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prentiss, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 122000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prentiss, MS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Prentiss)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Prentiss, MS)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SILVER CREEK, MS, Smepa George B. Taylor Gen Complex. Silver Creek Gt Switchyard. 217 Moses Ln (Lat: 31.601333 Lon: -89.947556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55.2 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WQHR339,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6735.62 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2017, Expiration Date: 10/12/2027, Certifier: Richard K Ashley Pe, Registrant: Cooperative Energy, Hattiesburg, MS 39404, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2375, Email:
  • Jeff Davis BOE, Lat: 31.599139 Lon: -89.865833, Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQKT507,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 09/09/2019, Certifier: Matthew W Veasey Jr, Registrant: Contact Network, 600 Lakeshore Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209, Phone: (205) 278-8100, Email:
  • WST PRENTISS, West Prentiss, At Us-84, West Side Of (Lat: 31.587000 Lon: -89.876583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 87.5 m, Call Sign: WQLP443,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2010, Expiration Date: 03/19/2020, Certifier: Victor H Meena, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
  • 9ME2116A, 5483 Highway 84 (Lat: 31.623556 Lon: -89.839639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 95.4 m, Call Sign: WQXV724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6152.75 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 06/22/2016, Expiration Date: 06/22/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • Just Off Hwy 13,S Of Prentiss (Lat: 31.583222 Lon: -89.880333), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WLE893,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.500 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/1985, Expiration Date: 06/01/2020, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, Plc, 1300 N 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0470, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Prentiss Jefferson Davis County Airport (Lat: 31.596000 Lon: -89.905083), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB3259,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.25251 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2000, Expiration Date: 11/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2006, Registrant: Prentiss Jefferson Davis County Airport Commission, Prentiss, MS 39474

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prentiss)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 121
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Prentiss, MS

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prentiss, MS
Most common first names in Prentiss, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7768.9 years
Willie6272.1 years
John5373.9 years
Robert4969.0 years
Mary4874.5 years
Annie4477.7 years
William3773.4 years
Henry2377.4 years
Thomas2369.1 years
Charles2265.7 years
Most common last names in Prentiss, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Polk8676.5 years
Williams6165.3 years
Hall5773.6 years
Smith5574.5 years
Barnes5474.0 years
Griffith4476.8 years
Magee4174.4 years
Holloway4172.9 years
Johnson3871.4 years
Oatis3772.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prentiss, MS
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 41.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prentiss, MS
  • 54.9%Electricity
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Prentiss compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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