Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rolling Fork-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/9/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Rolling Fork city center injured one personand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 12/5/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.2 miles away from the city center killed 38 peopleand injured 270 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Rolling Fork-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 191.4 miles away from the city center On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.1 miles away from Rolling Fork center On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 175.9 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 212.6 miles away from the city center On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from Rolling Fork 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) earthquake occurred 244.8 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
The number of natural disasters in Sharkey County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Fielding L. Wright - Politician, Johnny Dyer - Electric blues harmonicist and singer, Larry Smith (basketball) - Basketball player-coach, Muddy Waters - (1915-1983), musician, Slick Watts - African- basketball player, Willie Mae Ford Smith - Gospel singer.
Hospitals and medical centers in Rolling Fork:
SHARKEY ISSAQUENA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 47 SOUTH 4 ST)
RCG MAYERSVILLE (20019 HWY 61 SOUTH)
HERITAGE MANOR OF ROLLING FORK (431 WEST RACE STREET / PO BOX 279)
SHARKEY-ISSAQUENA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $167,447; Location: 116 EAST CHINA STREET; 24,600 books; 209 audio materials; 724 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
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Please add Rising Star Seventh-day Adventist Church to your list of churches
Churches in Rolling Fork include: Rolling Fork Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Rolling Fork Presbyterian Church (C), Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Hotel: Rolling Fork Motel Inc (21015 Highway 61 North).
Courts: Sharkey County - Justice Court (400 Locust Street), Sharkey County - Human Services Department- Youth Court Counselor (Courthouse), Sharkey County - Veterans Administration Court House (Court House).
Sharkey 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 Rolling Fork and their reported violations in the past:
CITY OF ROLLING FORK (Population served: 2,143, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-30-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2011)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2009)
267 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
Gay men: 0.4% of all households
People in group quarters in Rolling Fork in 2010:
59 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
8 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
People in group quarters in Rolling Fork in 2000:
61 people in nursing homes
17 people in homes for the physically handicapped
14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
Rolling Fork compared to Mississippi state average:
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
House age above state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Banks with branches in Rolling Fork (2011 data):
Bank of Anguilla: Drive-In Teller's Window Branch at Delta And Walnut Streets, branch established on 1975/05/22; Rolling Fork Branch at 21 Delta Street, branch established on 1933/05/01. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $119.3 mil, Deposits: $94.2 mil, headquarters in Anguilla, MS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Pyramid Financial Corporation
Religion statistics for Rolling Fork city (based on Sharkey County data)
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: 1
1.80 / 10,000 pop.
2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
1.80 / 10,000 pop.
0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
10.79 / 10,000 pop.
6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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6.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,029 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Rolling Fork, 1.3 Km Northwest Of Intersection Of Us-61 & Sr-14 (Lat: 32.913889 Lon: -90.881944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQIC644 Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 01/03/2018, Certifier: Victor H Meena Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
Valley Park, Valley Park, Omega Road & Us-61 (Lat: 32.677472 Lon: -90.879806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQIC645 Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 01/03/2018, Certifier: Victor H Meena Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
20117, 9052 Hwy 1 (Mswin 20117 Fitter) (Lat: 32.770722 Lon: -91.056639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WQMK314, Licensee ID: L01412109 Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6736.25 MHz Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 08/31/2020, Certifier: Bill Roach Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Avenue Mail Code 66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Email:
Onward, 4872 Us Highway 61 (Lat: 32.703944 Lon: -90.925083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Overall height: 104.5 m, Call Sign: WQPZ229 Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz Grant Date: 08/22/2012, Expiration Date: 08/22/2022, Certifier: Richard K Ashley Pe Registrant: South Mississippi Electric Power Association, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-5849, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2395, Email:
FCC Registered Paging Towers:
.8 Mi Nw Int Us61 & Sr14 (Lat: 32.914000 Lon: -90.882028), Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: KQZ788 Assigned Frequencies: 931.812 MHz Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
S.E. Edge Of City Limits (Lat: 32.902889 Lon: -90.870639), Call Sign: KKB447, Licensee ID: L00129584 Assigned Frequencies: 152.090 MHz Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999 Registrant: Yazoo Answer Call, Inc., Rolling Fork, MS 39159