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Ancestries: United States (7.2%), Italian (1.8%), English (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.6%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Elevation: 134 feet
Land area: 1.11 square miles.
Population density: 1,720 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Shaw:
High school or higher: 62.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Shaw city:
Never married: 44.9%
Now married: 26.2%
2 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Shaw, Mississippi as of September 04, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Shaw to the number of sex offenders is 478 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $883 (1.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $415 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (83.5 miles , pop. 55,085).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (114.4 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (352.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Shaw-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Shaw city center killed 47 peopleand injured 510 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/17/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Shaw-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% 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 143.0 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 136.0 miles away from Shaw 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 137.5 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 211.8 miles away from the city center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from Shaw center On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 139.9 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
The number of natural disasters in Bolivar County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Dave Ferriss - Baseball player and coach, Bill Triplett - Football player.
Hospitals and medical centers near Shaw:
JOY HEALTH AND REHAB OF CLEVELAND, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, MS)
RCG CLEVELAND (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; CLEVELAND, MS)
GENESIS HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLEVELAND, MS)
HERITAGE MANOR OF CLEVELAND (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CLEVELAND, MS)
COMMUNITY HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLEVELAND, MS)
HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES II (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CLEVELAND, MS)
BOLIVAR MEDICAL CENTER LTC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CLEVELAND, MS)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.9. This is about average.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.9. This is about average.Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average.Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Shaw and their reported violations in the past:
FMH WATER ASSOCIATION #1 (Population served: 3,222, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2007)
MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2011)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011)
356 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 54.6%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Shaw compared to Mississippi state average:
Median household income below state average.
Median house value below state average.
Black race population percentage above state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
Banks with branches in Shaw (2011 data):
Regions Bank: Shaw Branch at 134 E Peeler, branch established on 1925/03/18. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
Religion statistics for Shaw city (based on Bolivar 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: 15
4.00 / 10,000 pop.
2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
1.33 / 10,000 pop.
0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
6.13 / 10,000 pop.
6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
4.80 / 10,000 pop.
5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Approx 5 Mi Ene (Lat: 33.630389 Lon: -90.687028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 94 m, Call Sign: KKE805 Assigned Frequencies: 48.8000 MHz, 49.0200 MHz Grant Date: 10/10/2012, Expiration Date: 12/11/2022, Certifier: Jerry Hasten Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Email:
2 Mi S Of 448 On Old Shaw Rd 1 Mi N Of Twin Bayou Gin (Lat: 33.519556 Lon: -90.737583), Call Sign: KKZ946, Licensee ID: L00709574 Assigned Frequencies: 47.6800 MHz Grant Date: 07/12/2003, Expiration Date: 09/15/2013 Registrant: Triple L Farms, 24 Carlis Rd, Shaw, MS 38773, Phone: (662) 887-3190
DELTA WELL, Intersection Of Hwy 61 Boyles Rd (Lat: 33.555000 Lon: -90.799611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WPVC736, Licensee ID: L00484179 Assigned Frequencies: 451.112 MHz Grant Date: 06/19/2002, Expiration Date: 06/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2012, Certifier: David H Koehn Registrant: Black Bayou Water Association, Inc.
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
Shaw, 602 T Bolivar Road (Lat: 33.597056 Lon: -90.761194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: WQIC623 Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 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:
Shaw, 1161 Highway 448 (Lat: 33.589111 Lon: -90.746861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 110.6 m, Call Sign: WQOG437 Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz Grant Date: 09/19/2011, Expiration Date: 09/19/2021, Certifier: Richard K Ashley Pe Registrant: South Mississippi Electric Power Association, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-5849, Phone: (601) 268-2083, Fax: (601) 261-2395, Email:
30213, 220 Bitters Creek Rd (Lat: 33.618694 Lon: -90.866722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 120.3 m, Overall height: 124.9 m, Call Sign: WQPX258, Licensee ID: L01412109 Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz Grant Date: 09/06/2012, Expiration Date: 09/06/2022, Certifier: Bill Roach Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Ave., Mail Code 66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Fax: (601) 359-5362, Email:
STATION, Approx 5 Mi Ene Of (Lat: 33.630389 Lon: -90.687028), Overall height: 95.1 m, Call Sign: KKE73 Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz, 6705.00 MHz Grant Date: 09/12/2012, Expiration Date: 11/17/2022 Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Email:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: K5QXF, Previous Call Sign: N5DHF, Licensee ID: L01241134 Grant Date: 10/20/1998, Expiration Date: 10/20/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2007 Registrant: William A Atkinson Jr, 406 East Peeler Ave, Shaw, MS 38773-0474
Call Sign: KD5AUE, Licensee ID: L01264606 Grant Date: 04/03/2007, Expiration Date: 05/23/2017, Certifier: Ricky L Weaver Registrant: Ricky L Weaver, Shaw, MS 38773
Call Sign: W5WAR, Previous Call Sign: K5QXF, Licensee ID: L01241134 Grant Date: 03/30/2007, Expiration Date: 03/30/2017, Certifier: William A Atkinson Jr Registrant: William A Atkinson Jr, 406 East Peeler Ave, Shaw, MS 38773-0474