West, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 178 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.1%
 
Males: 67  (38.0%)
Females: 111  (62.0%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39192.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,750 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
West:

$20,750
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,527 (it was $18,398 in 2000)

West town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,051 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
West:

$62,051
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $51,500; Detached houses: $54,626; Townhouses or other attached units: $26,504; Mobile homes: $32,394
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  • Black alone - 97 (52.4%)
  • White alone - 88 (47.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.6%), Irish (4.2%), English (2.1%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 319 people per square mile   (very low).

West, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in West:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West town:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 11.3%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in West, Mississippi as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West to the number of sex offenders is 30 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $725 (1.1%)

West satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $29,600

Latitude: 33.20 N, Longitude: 89.78 W

Area code: 662

West household income distribution West home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

17.4%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+20.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (53%)
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Top executives (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

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

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Tornado activity:

West-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 118% 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 near Mississippi state average. It is 78% 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 171.6 miles away from the city 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 146.6 miles away from West center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from West 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 232.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 10, Floods: 8, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West:

  • HOLMES COUNTY LONG TERM CARE CENTER - DURANT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DURANT, MS)
  • VAIDEN COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VAIDEN, MS)
  • FMC KOSCIUSKO (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; KOSCIUSKO, MS)
  • ATTALA COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KOSCIUSKO, MS)
  • HOLMES COUNTY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LEXINGTON, MS)
  • LEXINGTON MANOR SENIOR CARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LEXINGTON, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West:

  • Holmes Community College (about 18 miles; Goodman, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,352)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 40 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 46 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi State University (about 60 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Belhaven University (about 65 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • East Central Community College (about 66 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Delta State University (about 67 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)

Private high school in West:

  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: 2339 ATTALA RD 3111; Grades: 7 - 12; Girls only)

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Holmes 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 West and their reported violations in the past:

CENTERVILLE COMMUNITY W/A (Population served: 976, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 166 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 42.4%
(33.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.2%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.6%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

West compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in West (2011 data):

  • Holmes County Bank & Trust Company: West Branch at Highway 51, branch established on 1942/08/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.2 mil, Deposits: $101.2 mil, headquarters in Lexington, MS, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Holmes County Capital Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

West travel time to work - commute West mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for West town (based on Holmes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.44%
Here: 30.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents60.3%31.1%3.7%1.4%0.8%
Congregations33.3%35.0%11.7%6.7%1.7%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyJewishEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents0.6%0.6%0.5%0.5%0.5%
Congregations1.7%1.7%1.7%1.7%5.0%
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: 4
Holmes County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Holmes County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Holmes County:

9.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Holmes County:

42.3%
Mississippi:

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

15.7%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,263$27,1560$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,986$59,8320$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,439$17,2680$0
Totals for Government 3$8,688$34,7520$0

West government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($275.28)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($95.51)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($61.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($50.56)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($39.33)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($28.09)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($22.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($280.90)

West government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($67.42)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($56.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($202.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $25,000 ($140.45)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($78.65)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($33.71)
    NEC: $6,000 ($33.71)
    Total General Sales: $0 ($0.00)
    Motor Vehicle License: $0 ($0.00)

West government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $161,000 ($904.49)

4.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hinds County, MS  0.77% ($19,438 average AGI)
from Attala County, MS  0.45% ($16,821)
from Madison County, MS  0.45% ($23,714)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hinds County, MS  1.08% ($21,565 average AGI)
to Attala County, MS  0.80% ($28,157)
to Madison County, MS  0.74% ($35,660)

Strongest AM radio stations in West:

  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKOZ (1340 AM; 1 kW; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WONA (1570 AM; 1 kW; WINONA, MS)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West:

  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WLIN-FM (101.1 FM; DURANT, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WONA-FM (95.1 FM; WINONA, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WGNG (106.3 FM; TCHULA, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAGR-FM (102.5 FM; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJTA (91.7 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: KOSCIUSKO EDUCTNL. B/CNG. FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around West:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

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:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 30204, 4770 Racetrack Rd (Site #30204) (Lat: 33.230778 Lon: -89.811917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 111.3 m, Overall height: 115.8 m, Call Sign: WQOH439, Licensee ID: L01412109
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6705.00 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2011, Expiration Date: 09/27/2021, Certifier: Bill Roach
    Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Ave., Mail Code 66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Fax: (601) 359-5362, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: STINSON L-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-435A/0-435C (190 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3955A , Serial Number: 44-17139, Year manufactured: 1956
    Registrant (Partnership): Phillip Dallas, Po Box 32, West, MS 39192, Other Owners: Terence Dallas
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 58392 , Serial Number: 75-2944, Year manufactured: 1942, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1981
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Flying & Farm Service Dallas, Po Box 32, West, MS 39192, Other Owners: Terrence Dallas, Philip Dallas

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - West

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West, MS
Most common first names in West, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2278.2 years
Willie2176.2 years
James1871.2 years
Robert1667.2 years
Annie1579.4 years
Mary1377.0 years
Charles966.1 years
Henry969.2 years
George975.8 years
David871.0 years
Most common last names in West, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ellis2777.3 years
Davis1883.3 years
Green1470.7 years
Williams1278.3 years
Brown1168.7 years
Miller1183.9 years
Edwards1065.9 years
Oakes1080.4 years
Thornton985.5 years
Turner879.7 years
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