For population 25 years and over in West:
For population 15 years and over in West town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $131 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (65.5 miles , pop. 184,256).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (133.3 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (406.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Vaiden, MS (3.1 miles ), Durant, MS (3.1 miles ), Sallis, MS (3.5 miles) , Kosciusko, MS (3.8 miles ), Lexington, MS (4.1 miles ), Goodman, MS (4.2 miles ), Ethel, MS (4.3 miles ), Winona, MS (4.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.20 N, Longitude: 89.78 W
Area code: 662
Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+20.9%).
Work and jobs in West: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 224% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the West town center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 1/19/1988, a category F4 tornado 12.0 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from the city 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 98.0 miles away from West center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Holmes County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 8, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near West:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West:
Drinking water stations with addresses in West and their reported violations in the past:CENTERVILLE COMMUNITY W/A (Population served: 945, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 29.9%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
West compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in West (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for West (based on Holmes County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.44%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
West government finances in 2002:
4.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,873 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:
5.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,912 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in West:
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TV broadcast stations around West:
West fatal accident list:
Oct 5, 2000 09:08 PM, Emork Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West, MS