Rawls Springs, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 1,254.
Males: 496  (39.6%)
Females: 758  (60.4%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,389
Rawls Springs:

$42,389
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,330

Rawls Springs CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,100
Rawls Springs:

$131,100
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $73,461; detached houses: $69,193

Median gross rent in 2017: $832.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rawls Springs: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.5%
(62.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Rawls Springs, MS (2010)
    • 73858.9%Black alone
    • 46136.8%White alone
    • 221.8%Two or more races
    • 141.1%Hispanic
    • 110.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.6%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Irish (18.6%), American (13.0%), English (6.1%), French Canadian (2.1%), African (2.0%), German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 170 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $618 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $552 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (69.9 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (105.6 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (375.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Arnold Line, MS (1.8 miles ),
Glendale, MS (2.0 miles ),
West Hattiesburg, MS (2.0 miles ),
Hattiesburg, MS (2.4 miles ),
Petal, MS (2.7 miles ),
Sumrall, MS (3.3 miles ),
Seminary, MS (3.8 miles ),
Purvis, MS (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 31.38 N, Longitude: 89.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

Distribution of median household income in Rawls Springs, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rawls Springs, MS in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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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 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.48
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rawls Springs-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Rawls Springs place 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 10.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rawls Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 83% 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 125.4 miles away from Rawls Springs 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 250.8 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 186.8 miles away from the city 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 391.8 miles away from Rawls Springs 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 121.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from Rawls Springs 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 Forrest County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rawls Springs:

  • BEDFORD CARE CTR-MONROE HALL (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPICE, SOUTH, LLC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • DEACONESS HOMECARE REGION I (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • DEACONESS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • CAMELLIA HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • CAMELLIA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)
  • SOUTHERNCARE HATTIESBURG (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HATTIESBURG, MS)

Amtrak station near Rawls Springs:

  • 7 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 Rawls Springs:

  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 5 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; Full-time enrollment: 14,294)
  • William Carey University (about 8 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 19 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 39 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 44 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College (about 65 miles; Wesson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,532)
  • East Central Community College (about 75 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)

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Notable location: Rawls Springs Community Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Rawls Springs include: Rawls Springs Baptist Church (A), Pentecostal Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church (B), West Hattiesburg Congregation Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rawls Springs Baptist Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Forrest County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.3%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Rawls Springs:

Marital status in Rawls Springs, MS
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

For population 25 years and over in Rawls Springs:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Mississippi average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rawls Springs, MS (based on Forrest County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,77486
Mainline Protestant7,40522
Catholic6,6133
Other2,53213
Black Protestant86013
None23,750-
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: 17
Forrest County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Forrest County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
This county:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Forrest County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.9%
State:

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

17.5%
Mississippi:

14.4%

9.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
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 Lamar County, MS  3.03% ($40,133 average AGI)
from Jones County, MS  0.63% ($35,275)
from Harrison County, MS  0.36% ($29,736)


11.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.09%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Forrest County:

0.08%
Mississippi average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lamar County, MS  3.10% ($46,637 average AGI)
to Jones County, MS  0.59% ($36,428)
to Harrison County, MS  0.57% ($19,007)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rawls Springs:

  • 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.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WFOR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WORV (1580 AM; 1 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CIRCUIT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • 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.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rawls Springs:

  • 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)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAII (89.3 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WFMM (97.3 FM; SUMRALL, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJKX (102.5 FM; ELLISVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WATP (90.7 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WHER (99.3 FM; HEIDELBERG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W249AO (97.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: JOHN S LA TOUR D/B/A J & J BROADCASTING)
  • WQID-LP (105.3 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: HATTIESBURG URBAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION)
  • W216BA (91.1 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Rawls Springs:

  • W47BP (Channel 47; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR ED. TV.)
  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W32CN (Channel 32; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W69DJ (Channel 69; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.8mTotal length
  • $861,000Total costs
  • 1,680Total average daily traffic
  • 101Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,208Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rawls Springs, MS
  • 54.4%Electricity
  • 38.0%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rawls Springs, MS
  • 70.8%Electricity
  • 29.2%Utility gas


Rawls Springs compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above state average.
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