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Population in 2012: 717 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.4%
Males: 382  (53.4%)
Females: 335  (46.6%)

Median resident age:  20.6 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39358.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,982 (it was $18,875 in 2000)
Scooba:

$18,982
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,355

Scooba town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,545 (it was $63,100 in 2000)
Scooba:

$63,545
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,932; Detached houses: $67,898; Mobile homes: $23,068

Median gross rent in 2012: $243.

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  • Black alone - 477 (65.2%)
  • White alone - 240 (32.8%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scooba: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (7.5%), Irish (2.8%), German (2.4%), French (2.3%), United States (1.9%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 2.46 square miles.

Population density: 292 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Scooba:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 22.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scooba town:

  • Never married: 57.2%
  • Now married: 29.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Scooba, Mississippi as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Scooba to the number of sex offenders is 179 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $445 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $477 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (60.4 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (107.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (460.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Geiger, AL (3.2 miles) , De Kalb, MS (3.3 miles ), Emelle, AL (3.4 miles) , Shuqualak, MS (3.4 miles ), Panola-Geiger, AL (3.5 miles) , Gainesville, AL (4.3 miles ), Macon, MS (4.5 miles ), Meridian Station, MS (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 32.83 N, Longitude: 88.47 W

Area code: 662

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.3%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+17.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Scooba-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Scooba town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 29.5 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scooba-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.1 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 33.9 miles away from Scooba center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.5 miles away from Scooba center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kemper County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Charles Jones (basketball, born 1962) - Basketball player, Zach Anderson - College football player (Louisville Cardinals).


Hospitals/medical centers near Scooba:

  • MS CARE CENTER OF DEKALB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DE KALB, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Scooba, MS

Airports located in Scooba:

College/University in Scooba:

  • East Mississippi Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,463; Location: 1512 Kemper Street; Public; Website: www.eastms.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Scooba:

  • University of West Alabama (about 28 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,279)
  • Meridian Community College (about 36 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • East Central Community College (about 46 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • Mississippi State University (about 47 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 15,187)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 57 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 3,652)
  • The University of Alabama (about 61 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)
  • Holmes Community College (about 84 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)

Public elementary/middle school in Scooba:

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

Church in Scooba: Blue Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Lawn Memorial Cemetery (1), Blue Chapel Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Western Hotel (1604 Highway 45 South).

 
Kemper 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: 41.9%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.5% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.3%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Scooba, MS

289 people in college/university student housing in 2010
129 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Scooba compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Scooba (2011 data):

  • The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi: Scooba Branch at 1048 Johnson Street, branch established on 1934/07/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $853.7 mil, Deposits: $573.8 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, MS, positive income, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Scooba travel time to work - commute


Scooba mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Scooba town (based on Kemper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.47%
Here50.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents44.7%44.1%3.1%2.8%5.2%
Congregations32.0%50.0%2.0%6.0%10.0%
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: 3
Kemper County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Kemper County:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kemper County:

37.2%
Mississippi:

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

13.1%
State:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,487$20,9220$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,328
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$1,882
Police Protection - Officers 2$3,912$23,4722$1,116
Sewerage 1$1,379$16,5481$443
Water Supply 1$1,674$20,0881$443
Totals for Government 6$10,452$20,90412$5,212

Scooba government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $125,000 ($174.34)
    Police Protection: $87,000 ($121.34)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($76.71)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($50.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $317,000 ($442.12)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($40.45)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($1.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $111,000 ($154.81)

Scooba government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $41,000 ($57.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($4.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $86,000 ($119.94)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($5.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($86.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $216,000 ($301.26)
    All Other: $119,000 ($165.97)
    General Support: $81,000 ($112.97)
  • Tax - Property: $31,000 ($43.24)
    Public Utilities: $13,000 ($18.13)
    NEC: $7,000 ($9.76)

Scooba government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $142,000 ($198.05)

5.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lauderdale County, MS  1.63% ($24,064 average AGI)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.66% ($21,211)


6.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,933 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lauderdale County, MS  1.96% ($42,772 average AGI)
to Neshoba County, MS  0.69% ($28,100)
to Noxubee County, MS  0.34% ($23,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scooba:

  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scooba:

  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJXM (105.7 FM; DE KALB, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Scooba:

  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)

Scooba fatal accident list:

Jun 2, 1997 01:25 AM, Us 45, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Oct 1, 1995 02:37 PM, Us 45, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 592
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 11,100

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Scooba)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 32.905306 Lon: -88.369556, Call Sign: WPWD906
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.390 MHz, 157.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 10/24/2022, Certifier: Freddie D Dial
    Registrant: Prime Line, Inc., 9109 Binnsville Rd, Scooba, MS 39358, Phone: (662) 476-8436, Fax: (662) 476-8438, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PORTERVILLE, Portersville Cell Site (Lat: 32.623889 Lon: -88.499333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.6 m, Overall height: 92.3 m, Call Sign: WQLC864
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2009, Expiration Date: 12/08/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2011, Certifier: Victor H Meena
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scooba)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 66657 , Serial Number: 15076189, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1974
    Registrant (Individual): James Mitchell Lowrey, Rr 1 Box 132-A, Scooba, MS 39358


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Scooba


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scooba, MS

Most common first names in Scooba, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2183.6 years
John1877.4 years
James1774.1 years
Willie1674.9 years
William1471.9 years
Annie1084.5 years
Robert868.6 years
George673.1 years
Hattie675.7 years
Sam673.2 years
Most common last names in Scooba, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1376.2 years
Howard1275.9 years
Rencher1166.1 years
Smith1178.0 years
Richardson1172.1 years
Campbell1172.7 years
Jones1072.4 years
Nicholson972.0 years
Baty879.8 years
Johnson772.3 years
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