For population 25 years and over in Wesson:
For population 15 years and over in Wesson town:
20 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $564 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (44.4 miles , pop. 184,256).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (96.5 miles , pop. 227,818).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (325.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Beauregard, MS (1.3 miles ), Brookhaven, MS (2.9 miles ), Hazlehurst, MS (3.4 miles ), Georgetown, MS (4.3 miles ), Monticello, MS (4.4 miles ), Crystal Springs, MS (4.5 miles ), Silver Creek, MS (4.9 miles ), New Hebron, MS (5.0 miles ).
Latitude: 31.70 N, Longitude: 90.40 W
Area code: 601
Population change in the 1990s: +126 (+8.0%).
Work and jobs in Wesson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wesson, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wesson-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 270% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Wesson town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/3/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the town center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Copiah County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Houston Stackhouse - Delta blues guitarist and singer, Thomas Strauthers - Football player.
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College/University in Wesson:
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Public elementary/middle school in Wesson:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.1%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 43.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 65.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
524 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Wesson compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Wesson (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Wesson (based on Copiah County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.93%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,556 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:
5.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,302 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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Wesson fatal accident list:
Dec 28, 1997 03:28 AM, Us 51, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 8, 1991 06:00 AM, 51, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $80,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 200
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 3,900
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wesson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wesson)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wesson)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Wesson, MS