Water Valley, Mississippi

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Population in 2019: 3,255 (76% urban, 24% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.5%
 
Males: 1,557  (47.8%)
Females: 1,698  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 38965.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,412 (it was $23,777 in 2000)
Water Valley:

$41,412
MS:

$45,792

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,576 (it was $13,324 in 2000)

Water Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,715 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Water Valley:

$104,715
MS:

$128,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $113,164; detached houses: $117,524; mobile homes: $43,318

Median gross rent in 2019: $514.

March 2019 cost of living index in Water Valley: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.2%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Water Valley, MS (2019)
    • 1,77352.8%Black alone
    • 1,54546.0%White alone
    • 250.7%Two or more races
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Water Valley, Mississippi as of August 10, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Water Valley is 84 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Mississippi average:

2.14
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Ancestries: American (5.4%), Italian (2.5%), Irish (1.1%), European (1.0%), Northern European (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 7.03 square miles.

Population density: 463 people per square mile   (low).

Water Valley, Mississippi map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Mississippi:

2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,316 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $746 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (69.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (423.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Taylor, MS (2.9 miles ),
Coffeeville, MS (3.5 miles ),
Oxford, MS (3.9 miles ),
University, MS (3.9 miles ),
Oakland, MS (4.2 miles ),
Pope, MS (4.3 miles ),
Courtland, MS (4.3 miles ),
Tillatoba, MS (4.4 miles)

Latitude: 34.15 N, Longitude: 89.63 W

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Water Valley, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Water Valley, MS in 2019
Water Valley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2018: 14 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 2019: 15 buildings, average cost: $30,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Water Valley, MS residents
Average permit cost in Water Valley, MS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Mississippi:

6.0%
Historical population in Water Valley, MS
Historical housing units in Water Valley, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+1.2%).
Most common industries in Water Valley, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.0%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.9%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Wood products (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Food (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Water Valley, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Food processing workers (3.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.8%)
  • Food processing workers (5.0%)

Average climate in Water Valley, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Water Valley, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Water Valley-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/3/2000, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Water Valley city center caused $450,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F3 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $10,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Water Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 295% greater 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 109.9 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 167.1 miles away from Water Valley center
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 146.1 miles away from Water Valley center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from Water Valley center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Water Valley center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yalobusha County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 5, Freezes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Water Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Water Valley:

  • YALOBUSHA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 630 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • YALOBUSHA COUNTY NURSING HOME (630 SOUTH MAIN STREET/P. O. BOX 728)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Water Valley:

  • NORTH MS REGIONAL CTR ICF/MR (Hospital, about 14 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • RCG OXFORD (YOKNA RIVER) (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • GRACELAND CARE CTR OF OXFORD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH MS Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSP DP SNF (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OXFORD, MS)
  • GOLDEN YEARS RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OXFORD, MS)

Airports located in Water Valley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Water Valley:

  • University of Mississippi (about 16 miles; University, MS; Full-time enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 38 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 55 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 61 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi State University (about 69 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Delta State University (about 70 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • University of Memphis (about 70 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public high school in Water Valley:

Private high school in Water Valley:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 9, Location: 1300 ECKFORD ST, Grades: 2-11)

Public elementary/middle school in Water Valley:

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Library in Water Valley:

  • BLACKMUR MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $79,918; Location: 608 BLACKMUR DRIVE; 12,418 books; 292 audio materials; 924 video materials; 53 state licensed databases; 23 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private Schools in Water Valley, MS Faith Christian Academy (Grades 1-12) Since 1979

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Water Valley: Yalobusha County Courthouse (A), Water Valley Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Ridge Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Chancery Clerk (Recreation Areas; 201 Blackmur Drive).

Hotel: Valley Motel (708 South Main Street).

Courts: Yalobusha County - Justice Court Clerk Post 2 (201 Blackmur Drive), Water Valley Court Room (Court House Building).

Birthplace of: Frank Ragland - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Water Valley and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF WATER VALLEY (Population served: 3,392, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 264 regular monitoring violations
BILLYS CREEK RURAL W/A (Population served: 1,484, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 166 regular monitoring violations
JEFF DAVIS W/A INC (Population served: 1,368, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2009)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.1%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Water Valley in 2000:

  • 65 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Water Valley (2011 data):

  • Mechanics Bank: Drive-In Facility, at 319 North Main Street, South Main Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $198.8 mil, Deposits: $178.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mechanics Banc Holding Company
  • Renasant Bank: Water Valley Branch at 1100 Central Street, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Water Valley Main Office at 1200 Central Street, branch established on 1980/12/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Water Valley:

Marital status in Water Valley, MS
  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Water Valley:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Mississippi average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Water Valley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Water Valley, MS (based on Yalobusha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,94944
Black Protestant1,6569
Mainline Protestant7788
None--
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: 4
Yalobusha County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yalobusha County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Yalobusha County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Yalobusha County:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

12.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.1%
Mississippi:

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

8.5%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Water Valley:

47.1%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.6%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Water Valley:

30.4
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Water Valley:

18.1%
Mississippi:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.0%
Mississippi:

11.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Water Valley:

6.6
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

35.6%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

52.0%
Mississippi:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Water Valley:

83.9%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Water Valley, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$39,006$39,0060$0
Firefighters 9$22,746$30,3280$0
Streets and Highways 7$15,665$26,8540$0
Electric Power 6$21,350$42,7000$0
Water Supply 6$16,343$32,6860$0
Solid Waste Management 3$5,312$21,2480$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,477$33,9080$0
Financial Administration 2$5,168$31,0080$0
Local Libraries 2$4,554$27,3240$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,008$24,0480$0
Totals for Government 52$142,629$32,9140$0

Water Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $312,000 ($95.85)
    Regular Highways: $311,000 ($95.55)
    Air Transportation: $57,000 ($17.51)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,853,000 ($1798.16)
    Police Protection: $742,000 ($227.96)
    Water Utilities: $628,000 ($192.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $579,000 ($177.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $537,000 ($164.98)
    Central Staff Services: $253,000 ($77.73)
    Regular Highways: $216,000 ($66.36)
    Sewerage: $178,000 ($54.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $116,000 ($35.64)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($23.66)
    General - Other: $57,000 ($17.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($12.29)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($9.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000 ($7.37)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($7.37)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($5.22)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($3.99)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($10.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $115,000 ($35.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $168,000 ($51.61)
    Regular Highways: $68,000 ($20.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000 ($19.97)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($5.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($4.30)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($2.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000 ($1.84)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($1.23)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,704,000 ($523.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($9.83)

Water Valley government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $456,000 ($140.09)
    Sewerage: $201,000 ($61.75)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($3.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $104,000 ($31.95)
    Air Transportation: $28,000 ($8.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $89,000 ($27.34)
    Other: $52,000 ($15.98)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $198,000 ($60.83)
    General Revenue - Other: $118,000 ($36.25)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($4.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,926,000 ($2127.80)
    Water Utilities: $809,000 ($248.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $935,000 ($287.25)
    Other: $141,000 ($43.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($3.38)
    Highways: $3,000 ($0.92)
  • Tax - Property: $717,000 ($220.28)
    Public Utilities Sales: $33,000 ($10.14)
    Other License: $25,000 ($7.68)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($4.30)

Water Valley government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,228,000 ($1298.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,760,000 ($1155.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $468,000 ($143.78)

Water Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,000 ($26.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,224,000 ($376.04)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,000 ($24.58)

5.98% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lafayette County, MS  1.34% ($44,797 average AGI)
from Grenada County, MS  0.79% ($41,000)
from Panola County, MS  0.59% ($30,115)
Businesses in Water Valley, MS
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1UPS1
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Water Valley:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Water Valley:

  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTNM (105.5 FM; WATER VALLEY, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQLJ (93.7 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUMS (92.1 FM; UNIVERSITY, MS; Owner: STUDENT MEDIA CENTER OF THE U. OF MS)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOXD (95.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBLE (100.5 FM; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WQXB (100.1 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CHATTERBOX, INC.)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCMR (94.5 FM; BRUCE, MS; Owner: RUSSELL A HUMPHREY & ROBERTA L EATON)
  • WOHT (92.3 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CENTURY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Water Valley:

  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W07BN (Channel 7; BRUCE, MS; Owner: BRUCE INDEPENDENT TV, INC.)
Water Valley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Water Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 607ft / 185mTotal length
  • $2,157,602,000Total costs
  • 64,145Total average daily traffic
  • 7,245Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,083Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Water Valley, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Water Valley, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Water Tank Corner Of Lafayette & Griffin St (Lat: 34.163444 Lon: -89.630083), Call Sign: KNCS217,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.1400 MHz, 45.2200 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2002, Expiration Date: 02/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2012, Registrant: Integrated Communications, Inc, 574 Hwy 51 South, Batesville, MS 38606, Phone: (662) 563-9565, Fax: (662) 563-9599, Email:
  • Circle I Farm Route 3 (Lat: 34.140111 Lon: -89.519250), Call Sign: KSV455, Licensee ID: L00048622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.7600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/1998, Expiration Date: 03/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003, Registrant: Ingram, A R:ingram, D R Dba Circle I Farms, Rt 3 Box 103, Water Valley, MS 38965
  • 600 Highway 32 East (Lat: 34.129528 Lon: -89.638417), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPUL595,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2002, Expiration Date: 03/27/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2012, Certifier: Mark White, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1141-G Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015, Phone: (847) 405-0771, Fax: (847) 405-0776, Email:
  • LAGOON, Lagoon Off Of Sissell St (Lat: 34.147556 Lon: -89.640139), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQMQ387,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.312 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/21/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/26/2020, Certifier: Morris Surett, Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:
  • UPPER WELL 2, Upper Well #2 Central St & N Court St (Lat: 34.159139 Lon: -89.627667), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQMQ388,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.312 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/21/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/26/2020, Certifier: Morris Surett, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • TANK, Tank On Cr 97 (Lat: 34.095500 Lon: -89.663806), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQWY276,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/2015, Expiration Date: 12/23/2025, Certifier: Robert E Ferguson, Registrant: Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc, 5511 Powder Plant Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022, Phone: (205) 432-2700
  • Lat: 34.129556 Lon: -89.638417, Call Sign: WQXI540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.300 MHz, 461.325 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2016, Expiration Date: 03/15/2026, Certifier: Thomas Lofton, Registrant: Mrc Licensing, 406 Se 31st Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904, Phone: (239) 233-7679, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Water Valley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: LEONARD DAVID S RV10 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO 540 SER (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 102FM, N102FM, N-102FM, Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2014
    Registrant (Individual): David S Leonard, 2604 County Road 123, Water Valley, MS 38965
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 293MJ, N293MJ, N-293MJ, Serial Number: 17275845, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 03/12/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Edward C Hart, 569 Cr 113, Water Valley, MS 38965
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46940, N46940, N-46940, Serial Number: 17255577, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 06/23/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Trinity Aviation LLC, 1501 County Road 119, Water Valley, MS 38965
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9734W, N9734W, N-9734W, Serial Number: 28-23215, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 05/30/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Edd W Reemes, 1264 Highway 32, Water Valley, MS 38965

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 83. The highest number of reported fires - 125 took place in 2010, and the least - 36 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Water Valley, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.9%), and Structure Fires (35.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Water Valley, MS
    • 67950.9%Outside Fires
    • 47835.8%Structure Fires
    • 16612.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 120.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Water Valley, MS
Most common first names in Water Valley, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12171.8 years
Mary11077.1 years
John9476.4 years
William8973.4 years
Robert5672.4 years
Thomas3473.3 years
Willie3473.7 years
Annie3277.1 years
Charles3266.1 years
George3176.2 years
Most common last names in Water Valley, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4377.2 years
Wright3477.8 years
Johnson3177.9 years
Morgan3071.2 years
Brown2880.0 years
White2875.8 years
Smith2771.1 years
Dickey2474.1 years
Wilson2475.6 years
Mccullar2378.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Water Valley, MS
  • 48.0%Utility gas
  • 46.5%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Water Valley, MS
  • 65.6%Electricity
  • 27.6%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Water Valley compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Water Valley on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2022.