For population 25 years and over in Shannon:
For population 15 years and over in Shannon town:
42 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $736 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (92.1 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (100.1 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (475.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Nettleton, MS (2.2 miles ), Verona, MS (2.2 miles ), Plantersville, MS (2.6 miles ), Okolona, MS (2.9 miles ), Tupelo, MS (3.2 miles ), Amory, MS (3.9 miles ), Saltillo, MS (4.2 miles ), Smithville, MS (4.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.12 N, Longitude: 88.70 W
Area code: 662
Population change in the 1990s: +230 (+16.1%).
Work and jobs in Shannon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Shannon, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Shannon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 190% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/29/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Shannon town center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.
Earthquake activity:Shannon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 93% 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 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from Shannon 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 92.0 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 96.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from Shannon center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lee County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Freezes: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Courtney Fells - College basketball player (N.C. State Wolfpack).
Hospitals/medical centers near Shannon:
Airports located in Shannon:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shannon:
Public high school in Shannon:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Shannon:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Shannon that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 32.1%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Shannon compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Shannon (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Shannon (based on Lee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.20%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 19
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 72
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,662 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,158 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Shannon, Mississippi:See more detailed statistics of Shannon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $2,664,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 98
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 7,350
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shannon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shannon)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.