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Population in 2012: 407 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 

Males: 199  (49.0%)
Females: 208  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  38.6 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39480.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,681 (it was $29,135 in 2000)
Soso:

$36,681
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,346

Soso town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,433 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Soso:

$93,433
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,316; Detached houses: $105,030; Mobile homes: $46,625

Median gross rent in 2012: $721.

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  • White alone - 314 (77.0%)
  • Black alone - 83 (20.3%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.5%)

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

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Ancestries: United States (24.8%), English (10.0%), Russian (7.3%), German (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 312 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 204 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Soso:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Soso town:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

28 residents are foreign born (6.7% Europe).

This town:  6.9%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Soso, Mississippi as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Soso to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $630 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $331 (0.5%)

Soso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (67.1 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (131.8 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (388.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Laurel, MS (3.0 miles ), Taylorsville, MS (3.3 miles ), Sharon, MS (3.3 miles ), Ellisville, MS (3.4 miles ), Sandersville, MS (3.8 miles ), Bay Springs, MS (3.9 miles ), Mize, MS (4.3 miles ), Collins, MS (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 31.75 N, Longitude: 89.27 W

Area code: 601

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Soso-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 242% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Soso town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 tornado 17.7 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Soso-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from Soso center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from Soso center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.0 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 Jones County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Soso topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Soso:

  • LAUREL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • COMFORTCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LAUREL, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Soso, MS

Amtrak station near Soso:

  • 10 miles: LAUREL (230 N. MAPLE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Soso:

  • Jones County Junior College (about 12 miles; Ellisville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 4,027)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 30 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 12,146)
  • William Carey University (about 32 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • East Central Community College (about 49 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • Meridian Community College (about 53 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 66 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • Belhaven University (about 66 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,631)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Soso:


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

Church in Soso: Soso Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Cedar Hill Charter Service Shows Tours (Tours & Charters; Highway 29).

 
Jones 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 37.0. This is about average.
City:

37.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.4%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.5%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Soso, MS

Soso compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Soso (2011 data):

  • Trustmark National Bank: Soso Branch at 1168 Highway 28 West, branch established on 1966/06/16. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Soso travel time to work - commute


Soso mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Soso town (based on Jones County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.44%
Here65.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents66.8%12.9%9.0%1.9%1.9%
Congregations36.8%16.5%17.3%0.8%6.0%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents1.0%1.0%1.0%0.7%3.9%
Congregations1.5%2.3%1.5%0.8%16.5%
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: 16
Jones County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jones County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Jones County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

34.6%
Mississippi:

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

14.0%
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 0$0 7$2,000
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$300
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,166$25,9923$907
Totals for Government 1$2,166$25,99211$3,207


5.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
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 Jasper County, MS  0.69% ($21,186 average AGI)
from Forrest County, MS  0.64% ($30,023)
from Harrison County, MS  0.25% ($28,400)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Forrest County, MS  0.79% ($25,629 average AGI)
to Jasper County, MS  0.69% ($23,906)
to Lamar County, MS  0.28% ($52,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Soso:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZK (1570 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BAY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: M. JEROME HUGHEY)
  • WAML (1340 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: PINE BELT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Soso:

  • WHER (99.3 FM; HEIDELBERG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJKX (102.5 FM; ELLISVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WATP (90.7 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W218AY (91.5 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Soso:

  • W69DJ (Channel 69; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CE (Channel 53; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Soso fatal accident list:

Oct 17, 1994 06:02 AM, Ms 28, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 1977 02:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 736
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 13,800

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Town Hall Hwy 20 Next To Icrr (Lat: 31.756833 Lon: -89.273667), Call Sign: KNJF875, Licensee ID: L00831246
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.1000 MHz, 45.2200 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2004, Expiration Date: 05/31/2014
    Registrant: City Of Soso, Soso, MS 39480, Phone: (601) 729-2958

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BIG CREEK, 7.6 Km Southwest Of (Lat: 31.710556 Lon: -89.357778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQMP581
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2010, Expiration Date: 10/14/2020, Certifier: Victor H Meena
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
  • SOSO, 248 Frosty Hinton Rd (Lat: 31.752778 Lon: -89.275972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 60.6 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQPY636
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/20/2012, Expiration Date: 09/20/2022, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Soso)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 94
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Soso


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Most common first names in Soso, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3371.5 years
John2575.9 years
Mary1977.8 years
Charles1370.4 years
William1270.4 years
Robert1270.1 years
George979.4 years
Willie979.2 years
Annie983.7 years
Joe866.3 years
Most common last names in Soso, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jefcoat4578.3 years
Knight2873.0 years
Hilbun2279.4 years
Musgrove2273.4 years
Ellzey1975.2 years
Shows1872.5 years
Dykes1680.5 years
Powell1583.0 years
Williams1473.0 years
Valentine1382.6 years

Businesses in Soso, MS

  • UPS: 1

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