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Population in 2012: 527 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 

Males: 278  (52.8%)
Females: 249  (47.2%)

Median resident age:  31.9 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 38621.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,460 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Sledge:

$22,460
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,830

Sledge town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,506 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Sledge:

$48,506
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $59,133; Detached houses: $60,000; Mobile homes: $51,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $723.

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Sledge races chart
  • Black alone - 486 (89.2%)
  • White alone - 55 (10.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.7%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sledge: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (2.6%), English (1.5%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 168 feet

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 1,007 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sledge:

  • High school or higher: 61.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sledge town:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 37.1%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Mississippi:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $696 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

Sledge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (49.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (394.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Falcon, MS (1.8 miles ), Crenshaw, MS (2.2 miles ), Darling, MS (2.4 miles ), Marks, MS (3.6 miles ), Lula, MS (3.8 miles ), Jonestown, MS (3.9 miles ), Lambert, MS (4.0 miles ), White Oak, MS (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $74,000

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Latitude: 34.43 N, Longitude: 90.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.2%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-7.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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Average climate in Sledge, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Sledge-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Sledge town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 tornado 14.3 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sledge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 89% 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 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from Sledge center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2005 at 14:04:54, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/17/1997 at 18:16:31, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from Sledge center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Quitman County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sledge topographic map

Birthplace of: Little Hatch - Electric blues singer, Buster Mathis - Boxer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sledge:

  • PHYSICIANS HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MARKS, MS)
  • QUITMAN COUNTY HOSPITAL CAH (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Proprietary, about 14 miles away; MARKS, MS)
  • QUITMAN CO HOSPITAL AND NH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MARKS, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Sledge, MS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sledge:

  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 21 miles; Senatobia, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,204)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 24 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • University of Mississippi Main Campus (about 37 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 13,969)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 50 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 51 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Delta State University (about 57 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 63 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,308)

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

Church in Sledge: First Baptist Church of Sledge (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Quitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.62
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sledge that have no violations reported:

  • BIRDIE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 257, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 51.3%
(34.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.5%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sledge, MS

Sledge 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sledge (2011 data):

  • Southern Bancorp Bank: Sledge Branch at 104 Main Street, branch established on 1949/10/03. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,146.8 mil, Deposits: $966.8 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancorp, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sledge travel time to work - commute


Sledge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sledge town (based on Quitman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.77%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents75.2%13.9%3.7%2.5%4.7%
Congregations45.8%25.0%4.2%8.3%16.7%
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
Quitman County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Quitman County:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.1%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Quitman County:

39.0%
Mississippi:

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

12.7%
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
Other Government Administration 2$2,790$16,7400$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$5,314
Sewerage 1$1,638$19,6561$531
Totals for Government 3$4,428$17,7125$5,845


5.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Panola County, MS  1.00% ($23,000 average AGI)
from Coahoma County, MS  0.73% ($31,053)
from Tunica County, MS  0.46% ($13,833)


7.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
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 Panola County, MS  1.28% ($23,618 average AGI)
to Coahoma County, MS  1.06% ($31,143)
to Tunica County, MS  0.87% ($19,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sledge:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sledge:

  • WHKL (106.9 FM; CRENSHAW, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKNA (88.9 FM; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBLE (100.5 FM; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYYL (96.1 FM; TUNICA, MS; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WVIM-FM (95.3 FM; COLDWATER, MS; Owner: DESOTO COUNTY B/CING. CO.)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Sledge:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)

Sledge fatal accident list:

Dec 17, 1987 05:25 AM, 541156, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1/10 Mi E South Lake (Lat: 34.370111 Lon: -90.200917), Call Sign: KZV473, Licensee ID: L00047999
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2005, Expiration Date: 09/28/2015
    Registrant: Hale Farms Inc, Rt 1 Box 947, Sledge, MS 38670, Phone: (662) 382-5360
  • Lat: 34.376361 Lon: -90.228111, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPUN611
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.590 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2002, Expiration Date: 04/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012, Certifier: Clay Wadlington
    Registrant: Lao 20135103, 102 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Approx 2 Mi N Of (Lat: 34.453694 Lon: -90.203694), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQT69
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/1998, Expiration Date: 06/23/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2008
    Registrant: Phone: (708) 206-3500

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5EMG
    Grant Date: 12/21/1993, Expiration Date: 12/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2005
    Registrant: Mae W Wing, 401 Williams Ave, Sledge, MS 38670

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 10125 , Serial Number: 502-0047, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/1989
    Registrant (Corporation): J & J Air Service Inc, 355 Six Mile Lake Rd E, Sledge, MS 38670
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-prop
    N-Number: 1035L , Serial Number: 502-0080
    Registrant (Corporation): J & J Air Service Inc, 355 Six Mile Lake Rd, Sledge, MS 38670


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Sledge


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Most common first names in Sledge, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2174.5 years
Mary1478.9 years
Willie1473.8 years
Robert1374.0 years
John1179.0 years
George1082.8 years
William875.3 years
Walter776.7 years
Annie786.0 years
Charlie578.6 years
Most common last names in Sledge, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1365.5 years
Cotton1172.2 years
Williams970.6 years
Cook871.1 years
Brown879.6 years
Jackson879.6 years
Thomas777.0 years
Bailey682.5 years
Taylor679.4 years
Johnson681.6 years
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