Purvis, Mississippi

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Population in 2019: 2,392 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 1,199  (50.1%)
Females: 1,193  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 39475.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,580 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Purvis:

$28,580
MS:

$45,792

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,391 (it was $13,727 in 2000)

Purvis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $117,858 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Purvis:

$117,858
MS:

$128,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $116,323; detached houses: $121,511; mobile homes: $14,658

Median gross rent in 2019: $746.

March 2019 cost of living index in Purvis: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.7%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.5% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 93.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Purvis, MS (2019)
    • 1,50062.5%White alone
    • 69228.8%Black alone
    • 1907.9%Two or more races
    • 241.0%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 36 registered sex offenders living in Purvis, Mississippi as of April 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Purvis is 68 to 1.


Crime rates in Purvis by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.5)
1
(45.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(181.4)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.0)
11
(399.0)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index7.80.01.543.29.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Purvis, MS

Crime rate in Purvis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.56
Mississippi average:

2.05
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Ancestries: American (22.8%), English (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), German (2.3%), Italian (1.7%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 381 feet

Land area: 3.93 square miles.

Population density: 609 people per square mile   (low).

Purvis, Mississippi map

19 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,242 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $571 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (54.9 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (89.7 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (368.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Lumberton, MS (3.2 miles ),
West Hattiesburg, MS (3.5 miles ),
Hattiesburg, MS (3.7 miles ),
Arnold Line, MS (3.7 miles ),
Glendale, MS (4.1 miles ),
Rawls Springs, MS (4.1 miles ),
Petal, MS (4.1 miles ),
Sumrall, MS (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 31.14 N, Longitude: 89.41 W

Area code: 601

Distribution of median household income in Purvis, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Purvis, MS in 2019
Purvis satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,100
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $48,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $106,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Purvis, MS residents
Average permit cost in Purvis, MS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Mississippi:

6.0%
Most common industries in Purvis, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.6%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Purvis, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Purvis, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Purvis, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.8. This is about average.

City:

71.8
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.48
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Purvis-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Purvis city center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Purvis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 106% greater 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 126.5 miles away from Purvis 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 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from Purvis center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from Purvis center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 230.5 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 315.4 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 Lamar County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Purvis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Purvis:

  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL (823 HIGHWAY 589)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Purvis:

  • WINDHAM HOUSE OF HATTIESBURG (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • CAMELLIA HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • CAMELLIA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • BEDFORD CARE CENTER OF HATTIES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • FORREST GENERAL HOME CARE HHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • SOUTHERNCARE HATTIESBURG (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)

Airports located in Purvis:

Amtrak station near Purvis:

  • 15 miles: HATTIESBURG (308 NEWMAN ST.) . 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 Purvis:

  • William Carey University (about 14 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 14 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 23 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 30 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 34 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 70 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 77 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

Public high schools in Purvis:

Private high school in Purvis:

  • LAMAR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 314, Location: 62 PURVIS-OLOH RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Purvis:

See full list of schools located in Purvis

Library in Purvis:

  • LAMAR COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $745,133; Location: 122 SHELBY SPEIGHTS DRIVE; 53,528 books; 1,928 audio materials; 3,595 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 206 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Lamar Christian School serves K4-12, is accredited and hosts 365 students. The Purvis High School mascot is the Tornado. In 1908, Purvis was completely wiped off the map by a tornado. At that time, Purvis was as large as it's closest big city - Hattiesburg.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Purvis: Lamar County Industrial Park (A), Purvis Fire Department (B), Purvis Fire Department Administration (C), Lamar County Sheriff's Department (D), Purvis Police Department (E), Purvis City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Purvis include: First Baptist Church (A), Purvis United Methodist Church (B), Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Purvis: Bennetts Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Lamar County - Justice Court Judge (217 Pecan Street).

Birthplace of: Lacey Chabert - Child actor.

Lamar 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 Purvis and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF PURVIS (Population served: 2,175, 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)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 83 regular monitoring violations
WONDERLAND R. V. PARK (Serves TN, Population served: 121, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2007)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.9%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
130 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
68 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Purvis (2011 data):

  • The First, A National Banking Association: Purvis Branch at 631 Highway 589, branch established on 1996/11/18. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $679.9 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc., The
  • Hancock Bank: Purvis Branch at 4 Highway 589, branch established on 1955/01/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Purvis:

Marital status in Purvis, MS
  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 36.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

For population 25 years and over in Purvis:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Mississippi average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Purvis
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Purvis, MS (based on Lamar County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,27138
Mainline Protestant3,01113
Catholic4191
Other3081
Black Protestant-1
None25,649-
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
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Lamar County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

9.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
Mississippi:

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

15.9%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.2%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.1%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.1%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Purvis:

58.9%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.3%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Purvis, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$91,063$99,3411$245
Other Government Administration 10$14,672$17,6060$0
Streets and Highways 5$15,479$37,1500$0
Judicial and Legal 4$5,091$15,2730$0
Sewerage 1$1,972$23,6640$0
Totals for Government 31$128,277$49,6561$245

Purvis government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $90,000 ($37.63)
    Sewerage: $51,000 ($21.32)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $578,000 ($241.64)
    Central Staff Services: $376,000 ($157.19)
    Regular Highways: $360,000 ($150.50)
    Water Utilities: $201,000 ($84.03)
    Sewerage: $201,000 ($84.03)
    General - Other: $112,000 ($46.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($42.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $73,000 ($30.52)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($24.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($22.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($5.85)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($2.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $46,000 ($19.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($3.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $414,000 ($173.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($7.11)

Purvis government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $249,000 ($104.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000 ($49.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $91,000 ($38.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $39,000 ($16.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000 ($15.47)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($8.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $276,000 ($115.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $902,000 ($377.09)
    Other: $16,000 ($6.69)
    Highways: $7,000 ($2.93)
  • Tax - Property: $698,000 ($291.81)
    Other License: $176,000 ($73.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($2.93)

Purvis government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $849,000 ($354.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $719,000 ($300.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,000 ($54.35)

Purvis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,439,000 ($1855.77)

10.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.76%
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 Forrest County, MS  4.02% ($46,637 average AGI)
from Jones County, MS  0.44% ($43,954)
from Marion County, MS  0.38% ($39,213)


11.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.09%
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 Forrest County, MS  3.87% ($40,133 average AGI)
to Harrison County, MS  0.44% ($39,112)
to Marion County, MS  0.37% ($48,947)
Businesses in Purvis, MS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1

Strongest AM radio stations in Purvis:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFOR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WORV (1580 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Purvis:

  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAII (89.3 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSM-FM (88.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI)
  • WJMG (92.1 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT B/CTING CO. OF HATTIESBURG)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Purvis:

  • W32CN (Channel 32; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W47BP (Channel 47; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR ED. TV.)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Purvis fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Purvis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 51Number of bridges
  • 682ft / 208mTotal length
  • $5,012,159,000Total costs
  • 190,790Total average daily traffic
  • 27,068Total average daily truck traffic
  • 129,910Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Purvis, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 191960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Purvis, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .08km Nw Jct Jude Yawn & Oloh To Purvis Rds (Lat: 31.220444 Lon: -89.514222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137 m, Overall height: 143 m, Call Sign: WQJP276,
    Assigned Frequencies: 858.487 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2008, Expiration Date: 12/11/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2012, Certifier: Robin J Cohen, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • City Hall 136 Shelby Speights Dr (Lat: 31.146000 Lon: -89.412556), Call Sign: KNGL845, Licensee ID: L00044789,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/1998, Expiration Date: 04/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/10/2002, Registrant: City Of Purvis, Purvis, MS 39475
  • PURVIS, MS, 560 Pumping Station Road (Lat: 31.066889 Lon: -89.297139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 92.8 m, Call Sign: KBN361,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6600 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2012, Expiration Date: 03/02/2022, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Kathi Clemons, Registrant: El Paso - Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Bloomfield, NM 87413, Phone: (866) 775-5785, Email:
  • Clyde Lofton Rd S/O J D Broome Rd (Lat: 31.256111 Lon: -89.591944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: KEJ923,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz, 153.380 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2012, Expiration Date: 01/08/2022, Registrant: South Mississippi Electric Power Association (Smepa), 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-5849, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2395, Email:
  • 135 Front St (Lat: 31.141833 Lon: -89.412000), Call Sign: KKS728,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.130 MHz, 158.220 MHz, Grant Date: 09/02/1998, Expiration Date: 10/14/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/29/2002, Registrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005-3096, Phone: (202) 756-8281, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:
  • Okahola Community 5.5 Mi N (Lat: 31.231278 Lon: -89.391167), Type: Bant, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WCH573,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.605 MHz, 158.175 MHz, 160.110 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2012, Expiration Date: 01/27/2022, Registrant: Cooperative Energy, Hattiesburg, MS 39404, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2375, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Purvis)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Purvis)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$181,3852$110,1058$116,2601$16,1201$79,6301$27,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$106,9501$61,9802$120,8051$20,3800$01$35,610
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$127,5900$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$55,7400$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$204,0301$144,730
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Purvis, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Purvis, MS - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 173. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 300 took place in 2006, and the least - 105 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Purvis, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (58.3%), and Structure Fires (29.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Purvis, MS
    • 1,71458.3%Outside Fires
    • 87629.8%Structure Fires
    • 2478.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1023.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Purvis, MS
Most common first names in Purvis, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7970.8 years
Mary4874.4 years
William4672.5 years
John4569.3 years
Robert2767.7 years
Charles2768.7 years
Thomas2175.1 years
Annie1978.0 years
George1773.6 years
Willie1776.0 years
Most common last names in Purvis, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson3773.6 years
Davis3771.2 years
Johnson3481.0 years
Hartfield2875.5 years
Slade2575.1 years
Jones2474.8 years
Smith2374.9 years
Parker2274.6 years
Jackson2174.4 years
Lee2175.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Purvis, MS
  • 52.1%Utility gas
  • 47.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Purvis, MS
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 46.1%Electricity


Purvis compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Purvis on our top lists:

  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ecuador (population 500+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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