West Point, Mississippi

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the World

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 11,093 (78% urban, 22% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 4,983  (44.9%)
Females: 6,110  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39773.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,304 (it was $26,404 in 2000)
West Point:

$26,304
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,694 (it was $15,063 in 2000)

West Point city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,982 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
West Point:

$81,982
MS:

$97,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $635.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in West Point, MS (2013)

    West Point races chart
    • 6,86060.6%Black alone
    • 4,27237.8%White alone
    • 1221.1%Hispanic
    • 650.6%Two or more races
    • 300.3%Asian alone
    • 210.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Point: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
West Point, MS forum
Recent posts about West Point, Mississippi on our local forum with over 1,900,000 registered users. West Point is mentioned 110 times on our forum:
Flag trouble stirs again.  (347 replies)
What does "backwards" mean when referring to the south?  (94 replies)
Mississippi areas with brightest futures  (42 replies)
What do Mississippians Think of Californians?  (180 replies)
Bostonian fascinated by MS  (39 replies)
I am interested in purchasing land in West Point, Mississippi 39773  (0 replies)

Latest news from West Point, MS collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: English (7.8%), United States (4.8%), Irish (4.8%), German (4.2%), Subsaharan African (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 240 feet

Land area: 20.8 square miles.

Population density: 533 people per square mile   (low).

West Point, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in West Point:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Point city:

  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

70 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Mississippi:

1.4%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in West Point, Mississippi as of August 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in West Point to the number of sex offenders is 303 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $742 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $700 (0.8%)

West Point satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (70.2 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (106.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (474.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Columbus AFB, MS (3.5 miles ), Artesia, MS (3.6 miles ), Mississippi State, MS (3.7 miles ), Starkville, MS (3.7 miles ), New Hamilton, MS (3.9 miles ), Columbus, MS (3.9 miles ), Aberdeen, MS (4.0 miles ), Caledonia, MS (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $11,800
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $957,000
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 88.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,580 (+14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,573 (64.1%)

Area code: 662

West Point household income distribution West Point home values distribution

Crime rates in West Point by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0211020002311
per 100,000 0.016.68.48.40.017.50.00.00.017.626.78.98.9
Rapes 12161044464107852
per 100,000 97.9133.083.733.734.735.053.235.790.261.771.144.717.9
Robberies 2012911914910161081415
per 100,000 163.199.875.392.678.0122.579.889.3144.488.171.1125.2133.9
Assaults 31322727181621162826443442
per 100,000 252.9266.0226.0227.2156.0139.9186.2142.8252.7229.1391.3304.1374.9
Burglaries 1421661911481531221016277115119162101
per 100,000 1,158.21,379.91,598.71,245.51,325.81,067.1895.3553.4694.81,013.21,058.21,449.1901.6
Thefts 246312343280253249274206241249253229202
per 100,000 2,006.52,593.52,871.02,356.32,192.42,177.92,428.91,838.82,174.72,193.82,249.92,048.51,803.2
Auto thefts 4110201101313
per 100,000 32.68.38.40.017.30.08.98.90.08.826.78.926.8
Arson 0140100010000
per 100,000 0.08.333.50.08.70.00.00.09.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 341.0422.8378.1297.8263.6288.9263.7196.5301.0315.5375.2335.4284.1

(click on a table row to update graph)

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Point detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 30 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Mississippi average:

2.44
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.3%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,357 (+38.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in West Point: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Point, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Point, Mississippi average temperatures West Point, Mississippi average precipitation West Point, Mississippi humidity West Point, Mississippi wind speed West Point, Mississippi snowfall West Point, Mississippi sunshine West Point, Mississippi clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

West Point-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the West Point city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Point-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 81.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from West Point center
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 169.7 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 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 183.8 miles away from West Point 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 189.7 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 Clay County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Point topographic map

Birthplace of: Larry Semon - Actor, Barrett Strong - Soul musician, Bubba Phillips - Baseball player, Wirt Bowman - Politician, Earl T. Ricks - Air Force general, Floyd Heard - Athletics competitor, Dolph Pulliam - Basketball player, Jesse Anderson (American football) - Football player, Johnny Green (American football) - Football player, Orlando Bobo - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in West Point:

  • CLAY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 835 MEDICAL CENTER DR)
  • DUGAN MEMORIAL HOME (804 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • WEST POINT COMMUNITY LIVING CN (1122 N ESHMAN AVENUE/P.O. BOX 817)
  • WEST POINT NH (OLD ABERDEEN RD)

airports located in West Point:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Point:

  • Mississippi State University (about 14 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 16 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 49 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 55 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • The University of Alabama (about 70 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 72 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • University of Mississippi (about 73 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

Public high schools in West Point:

  • WEST POINT VOC COMP (Location: 1253 EAST CHURCH HILL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST POINT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 950 ESHMAN AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST POINT LEARNING CENTER (Location: 1399 HIGHWAY 45 ALT NORTH, Grades: 5-12)

Private high school in West Point:

  • OAK HILL ACADEMY (Students: 380, Location: 800 N ESHMAN AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Point:

See full list of schools located in West Point

Library in West Point:

  • TOMBIGBEE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $557,304; Location: 338 COMMERCE STREET; 130,021 books; 11,419 audio materials; 2 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 379 print serial subscriptions)

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable locations in West Point: West Point City Hall (A), Bryan Memorial Library (B), Clay County Courthouse (C), West Point Fire Department Station 1 Main Station (D), West Point Fire Department Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Point Plaza Shopping Center (1), West Point Shopping Center (2), Westland Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Point include: West Point Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), West End Baptist Church (B), Trinity United Presbyterian Church (C), Trinity Baptist Church (D), Third Mount Olive Baptist Church (E), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (F), Saint Paul Baptist Church (G), Saint Matthew Temple Church of God and Christ (H), Pilgrim Grove Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Westbrook Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Proctor Lake (A), Hawkins Lake (B), Lake Wooten (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Point include: Marshall Park (1), Sportsman Park (2), West Point City Park (3), Zuber Park (4), Stumpy Wood Field (5), Chuck Keys Field (6), Bruce Field (7), Half Mile Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Moore's Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; Highway 45 Alt) (1), Waverley Plantation Mansion (Tours & Charters; Waverly Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Indon International Inc (817 Grove Street) (1), Hotel Furniture Factory Outlet (3074 Highway 50 East) (2), Relax Inn (Highway 45 Alt) (3), Days Inn West Point MS (1025 Highway 45 North Alternate) (4), West Point-Days Inn (45 N Alt 1025 Highway 45 N) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Clay County - Justice Court & Constables- West Point (218 West Broad Street) (1), Clay County - Justice Court Judges- West Point (218 West Broad Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 45.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.7%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 35.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.5%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in West Point in 2010:

  • 153 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 143 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in West Point in 2000:

  • 174 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 83 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

West Point, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Banks with branches in West Point (2011 data):

  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: East Main Street Branch, Commerce Street Branch, Highway 45 Branch. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • BancorpSouth Bank: West Point Branch at 312 East Broad Street, branch established on 1896/01/01; West Main Street Branch at 609 West Main Street, branch established on 1980/02/07. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • BankFirst Financial Services: West Point Branch at 1149 East Churchhill Road, branch established on 2000/01/24; West Point Branch at 538 Highway 45 North, branch established on 1997/02/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $718.9 mil, Deposits: $600.2 mil, headquarters in Macon, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfirst Capital Corporation
  • Renasant Bank: West Point East Main Branch at 1145 East Main Street, branch established on 1974/04/08; West Point Main Branch at 324 West Main Street, branch established on 1972/12/20. 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
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ms Westpoint at 1313 Hwy 45 S, branch established on 2009/08/22. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Regions Bank: West Point Branch at 551 East Main Street, branch established on 1934/06/01. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Mississippi average:

12.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Point city (based on Clay County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,29235
Mainline Protestant2,16113
Black Protestant7784
Other4741
Catholic2151
None8,714-
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: 6
Clay County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Clay County:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

35.2%
Mississippi:

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

13.6%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Point:

47.8%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Point:

44.2%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
West Point:

29.6
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Point:

35.8%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
West Point:

53.0%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
West Point:

80.1%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Point, MS Residents
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 7$24,669$42,2902$3,085
Other Government Administration 1$4,252$51,0245$8,040
Judicial and Legal 3$7,040$28,1602$2,407
Police Protection - Officers 29$92,600$38,3175$5,032
Police - Other 2$6,091$36,5462$665
Firefighters 19$72,659$45,8900$0
Fire - Other 2$6,653$39,9180$0
Streets and Highways 11$28,927$31,5570$0
Health 1$1,796$21,5520$0
Solid Waste Management 8$17,245$25,8680$0
Parks and Recreation 12$23,140$23,1408$6,852
Other and Unallocable 3$9,441$37,7640$0
Totals for Government 98$294,513$36,06324$26,081

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,481,000 ($133.51)
    Electric Utilities: $300,000 ($27.04)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $11,637,000 ($1049.04)
    Water Utilities: $2,173,000 ($195.89)
    Police Protection: $1,300,000 ($117.19)
    Fire Protection: $947,000 ($85.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $440,000 ($39.66)
    General - Other: $368,000 ($33.17)
    General Public Buildings: $350,000 ($31.55)
    Regular Highways: $338,000 ($30.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $321,000 ($28.94)
    Financial Administration: $249,000 ($22.45)
    Central Staff Services: $182,000 ($16.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $79,000 ($7.12)
    Welfare - Other: $68,000 ($6.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($4.06)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $413,000 ($37.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $63,000 ($5.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $90,000 ($8.11)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($2.16)
    General Public Building: $14,000 ($1.26)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($1.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($0.54)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.36)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,774,000 ($340.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $751,000 ($67.70)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $411,000 ($37.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $165,000 ($14.87)
    Interest Earnings: $54,000 ($4.87)
    Property Sale Other: $30,000 ($2.70)
    Rents: $15,000 ($1.35)
    Special Assessments: $13,000 ($1.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,501,000 ($1036.78)
    Water Utilities: $3,069,000 ($276.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,835,000 ($165.42)
    Public Welfare: $68,000 ($6.13)
    Highways: $62,000 ($5.59)
  • Tax - Property: $3,374,000 ($304.16)
    NEC: $25,000 ($2.25)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $8,000 ($0.72)
    Motor Vehicle License: $0 ($0.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $0 ($0.00)

West Point government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $12,511,000 ($1127.83)
    Industrial Revenue: $123,000 ($11.09)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,292,000 ($477.06)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $157,000 ($14.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,895,000 ($441.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $12,152,000 ($1095.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $123,000 ($11.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $516,000 ($46.52)
    Other, NEC: $397,000 ($35.79)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $191,000 ($17.22)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $265,000 ($23.89)

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
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 Oktibbeha County, MS  0.90% ($24,852 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.56% ($36,368)
from Monroe County, MS  0.32% ($21,182)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Lowndes County, MS  0.86% ($36,034 average AGI)
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.67% ($26,217)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.39% ($20,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Point:

  • WROB (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOR (980 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WACR (1050 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • WSSO (1230 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWZQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Point:

  • WKBB (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • W245AB (96.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W205AQ (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJB (104.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, MS; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around West Point:

  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W05BV (Channel 5; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Point fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 28m92ftTotal length
  • $1,012,000Total costs
  • 91,460Total average daily traffic
  • 7,576Total average daily truck traffic
  • 142,015Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Point, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Point)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Point, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Point)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in West Point)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Point and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF WEST POINT (Population served: 14,167, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2011)
  • 189 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 110
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Service Call: 4

Incident types - West Point

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Point, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Point, Mississippi:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1190 Hwy 45 Alt S, West Point, Mississippi 39773 , Phone: (662) 494-7090
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1281 Hwy 45 Alt S, West Point, Mississippi 39773 , Phone: (662) 494-7802, Fax: (662) 494-7803
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Point, Mississippi
Most common first names in West Point, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19070.8 years
Mary18277.3 years
John14172.3 years
Willie12175.0 years
William9774.9 years
Robert9671.1 years
Annie9277.9 years
George6474.3 years
Thomas4972.3 years
Charles4467.4 years
Most common last names in West Point, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7774.8 years
Walker5872.4 years
Williams5276.6 years
Young4976.2 years
Jones4973.2 years
Johnson4975.2 years
Davis4877.1 years
Moore4577.5 years
White4173.4 years
Harris4177.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in West Point, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Kroger1Walmart1

West Point compared to Mississippi state average:

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

West Point on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
There are 22 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James L. Smith (2)
  • Edward F. Todd (1)
  • Melinda Bennett (1)
  • Willie F. Everson (1)
  • Michael A. Gil (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2016.