Wiggins, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 4,543 (75% urban, 25% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.0%
 
Males: 2,325  (51.2%)
Females: 2,218  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39577.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,953 (it was $26,597 in 2000)
Wiggins:

$36,953
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,146 (it was $13,813 in 2000)

Wiggins city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,085 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Wiggins:

$119,085
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $757.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wiggins: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.7%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 50.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wiggins, MS (2010)
    • 2,80964.0%White alone
    • 1,46533.4%Black alone
    • 451.0%Two or more races
    • 390.9%Hispanic
    • 160.4%American Indian alone
    • 160.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Wiggins, Mississippi as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wiggins is 96 to 1.


Crime rates in Wiggins by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(46.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(230.9)
2
(41.9)
3
(61.6)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(68.1)
3
(66.2)
2
(43.7)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(46.2)
4
(83.8)
2
(41.1)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.1)
2
(43.7)
4
(87.6)
5
(109.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(277.1)
15
(314.2)
17
(348.9)
21
(406.8)
12
(272.3)
11
(249.6)
3
(66.2)
3
(65.5)
10
(219.0)
3
(65.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(1,824)
101
(2,116)
82
(1,683)
93
(1,802)
57
(1,293)
45
(1,021)
29
(639.5)
64
(1,398)
57
(1,248)
48
(1,052)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
268
(6,189)
160
(3,351)
171
(3,510)
133
(2,577)
122
(2,768)
74
(1,679)
84
(1,852)
148
(3,234)
192
(4,204)
165
(3,618)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(23.1)
2
(41.9)
3
(61.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.4)
1
(22.7)
3
(66.2)
3
(65.5)
8
(175.2)
8
(175.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)723.6407.0394.5331.8259.4244.8203.5293.6374.6313.5

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City-data.com crime index in Wiggins, MS

Crime rate in Wiggins detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.07
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (22.3%), Irish (6.2%), English (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), African (1.5%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 276 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (low).

Wiggins, Mississippi map

116 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.3% Oceania).

This city:

2.6%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $860 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $666 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (31.8 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (82.3 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (380.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Saucier, MS (4.0 miles ),
Lumberton, MS (4.6 miles ),
Poplarville, MS (4.9 miles ),
Lyman, MS (5.0 miles ),
New Augusta, MS (5.0 miles ),
Beaumont, MS (5.0 miles ),
McLain, MS (5.0 miles ),
Purvis, MS (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 30.86 N, Longitude: 89.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,373 (+52.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 980 (64.9%)

Area code: 601

Distribution of median household income in Wiggins, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wiggins, MS in 2017
Wiggins satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $60,500
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $18,700
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $41,700
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $41,700
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Wiggins, MS residents
Average permit cost in Wiggins, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Wiggins, MS
Historical housing units in Wiggins, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +234 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in Wiggins, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Wood products (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (12.7%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Paper (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (18.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Wiggins, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Wiggins, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wiggins, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 87.2. This is about average.

City:

87.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Wiggins-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.9 miles away from the Wiggins city center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wiggins-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 353.3 miles away from Wiggins center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 207.8 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 142.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 211.9 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 Stone County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wiggins topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wiggins:

  • METHODIST HOSPITAL OF STONE COUNTY (RT 1 BOX 48)
  • STONE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1434 EAST CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • AZALEA GARDENS NURSING CENTER (530 HALL ST)
  • STONE COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER,INC (1436 EAST CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • WIGGINS DIALYSIS (503 FIRST STREET)

Airports located in Wiggins:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wiggins:

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 6 miles; Perkinston, MS; Full-time enrollment: 8,320)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 25 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • William Carey University (about 33 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 35 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 52 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • University of South Alabama (about 58 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 13,228)
  • Bishop State Community College (about 66 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 2,822)

Public high school in Wiggins:

Private high school in Wiggins:

  • VARDAMAN STREET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 109, Location: 908 FRONTAGE DR W, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wiggins:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wiggins,Ms..........Was founded by my Uncle Clarence Pittman Wiggins.....Was at one time,known as Niles Mill, after My Uncle Clarence bought the Sawmill. It then became known as Wiggins, Ms......Small unknown fact.........

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wiggins: Pine Burr Country Club (A), Wiggins City Hall (B), Stone County Courthouse (C), Black Creek District Ranger Station (D), Wiggins Fire Department (E), Emergency Management Services (F), Wiggins City Police Department (G), Stone County Sheriff's Department (H), Stone County Emergency Management (I), Azalea Gardens Nursing Center (J), Pine Forest Regional Library - Stone County Public Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wiggins include: Green Valley Church (A), New Green Valley Baptist Church (B), Vardaman Street Baptist Church (C), Bethlehem Baptist Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), First United Pentecostal Church (F), Northwood Christian Center (G), Christ the Victor Christian Church (H), Church of God Worship Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Landmark Missionary Cemetery (1), Bo Williams Cemetery (2), Woodlawn Park Cemetery (3), Welcome Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pump Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Wiggins: Flint Creek Water Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Woodstone (535 Frontage Drive East), Southern Inn (404 Frontage Dr E), Western Motel (1525 Central Ave W).

Court: Stone County - Justice Court Clerk (231 Third Street South).

Birthplace of: Christopher Boykin - Television personality, Reshawn Davis - Television personality, Stevon Moore - Football player.

Stone 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 Wiggins and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF WIGGINS (Population served: 4,390, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 273 regular monitoring violations
CARNES WATER ASSOCIATION #2 (Population served: 1,700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 72 regular monitoring violations
CARNES WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,060, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 168 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wiggins that have no violations reported:

  • FLINT CREEK UTILITY ASSN (Population served: 363, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.3%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Wiggins in 2010:

  • 406 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Wiggins in 2000:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Banks with branches in Wiggins (2011 data):

  • Bank of Wiggins: Bank Of Wiggins at 109 West Pine Avenue, branch established on 1916/12/04; Wiggins Branch at 1115 Frontage Drive East, branch established on 2011/12/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $193.3 mil, Deposits: $164.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi: Wiggins Branch at 1312 South Magnolia Drive, branch established on 1999/07/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $800.3 mil, Deposits: $468.1 mil, headquarters in Biloxi, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Financial Corporation
  • The First, A National Banking Association: Wiggins Branch at 124 Border Street, branch established on 1973/10/30. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $679.9 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc., The
  • First National Bank of Picayune: Wiggins Branch at 1025 Hall Street, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.1 mil, Deposits: $183.9 mil, headquarters in Picayune, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First National Corporation Of Picayune

For population 15 years and over in Wiggins:

Marital status in Wiggins, MS
  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wiggins:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wiggins
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wiggins, MS (based on Stone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,36320
Mainline Protestant1,0684
Catholic3721
Other3282
Black Protestant1842
None11,471-
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
Stone County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Stone County:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.7%
State:

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

13.8%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.6%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wiggins:

19.0%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.6%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.6%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Wiggins:

79.3%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wiggins, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$36,770$23,2232$3,828
Sewerage 8$8,973$13,4600$0
Solid Waste Management 8$15,560$23,3400$0
Firefighters 7$19,695$33,76317$7,058
Police - Other 5$9,588$23,0111$942
Other Government Administration 4$11,123$33,3694$10,781
Financial Administration 2$4,043$24,2581$1,077
Welfare 1$1,845$22,1400$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,537$42,4442$8,858
Health 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 55$111,134$24,24727$32,544

Wiggins government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,708,000 ($375.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $841,000 ($185.12)
    Regular Highways: $754,000 ($165.97)
    Financial Administration: $622,000 ($136.91)
    Water Utilities: $439,000 ($96.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000 ($57.89)
    Sewerage: $243,000 ($53.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $196,000 ($43.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($1.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $273,000 ($60.09)
    Sewerage: $149,000 ($32.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $968,000 ($213.08)

Wiggins government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $265,000 ($58.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000 ($57.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $193,000 ($42.48)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($22.89)
    Other: $92,000 ($20.25)
    Air Transportation: $42,000 ($9.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $276,000 ($60.75)
    General Revenue - Other: $121,000 ($26.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000 ($3.08)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($1.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $478,000 ($105.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,051,000 ($451.46)
    Other: $283,000 ($62.29)
  • Tax - Property: $726,000 ($159.81)
    Public Utilities Sales: $459,000 ($101.03)
    Other License: $36,000 ($7.92)

Wiggins government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $219,000 ($48.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,000 ($31.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000 ($16.51)

Wiggins government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $691,000 ($152.10)

6.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
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 Harrison County, MS  2.47% ($41,434 average AGI)
from Forrest County, MS  0.53% ($29,655)
from Lamar County, MS  0.38% ($22,571)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrison County, MS  2.48% ($34,445 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MS  0.58% ($37,531)
to Forrest County, MS  0.54% ($27,433)
Businesses in Wiggins, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Popeyes1
Advance Auto Parts1RadioShack1
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In1
Best Western1Sears1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
McDonald's1Waffle House1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wiggins:

  • WIGG (1420 AM; 5 kW; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: TRALYN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRBE (1440 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LUCEDALE, MS; Owner: JDL CORPORATION)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wiggins:

  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WCPR-FM (97.9 FM; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOSM (103.1 FM; OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; Owner: CHARLES H. COOPER)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNN-FM (99.1 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJY (93.7 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WBUV (104.9 FM; MOSS POINT, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYK (107.1 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Wiggins:

  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
Wiggins fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Wiggins fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 630ft / 192mTotal length
  • $9,625,783,000Total costs
  • 186,737Total average daily traffic
  • 19,530Total average daily truck traffic
  • 200,529Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wiggins, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wiggins, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wiggins)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wiggins, MS)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wiggins)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: KAJER WAYNE M WK-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 19382 , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2016
    Registrant (Individual): David V Craig, 14 Lawrence Rd, Wiggins, MS 39577
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY G36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 366PC , Serial Number: E-3685, Certificate Issue Date: 09/25/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Preston Carpenter, 1008 Pine Burr Dr, Wiggins, MS 39577
  • Aircraft: QUAD CITY ULTRALIGHT ACFT CORP CHALLENGER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5615U , Serial Number: CH2 0201-2054, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 12/28/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 11/26/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Ronnie Lawrence, 32 Lawrence Rd, Wiggins, MS 39577
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 65341 , Serial Number: 18281432, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 06/16/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Preston Carpenter, 1008 Pine Burr Dr, Wiggins, MS 39577
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 71390 , Serial Number: 17267224, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 04/30/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Angus Catchot, 108 Park Ave, Wiggins, MS 39577
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7438M , Serial Number: 55738, Year manufactured: 1959
    Registrant (Corporation): Red Gap Aviation Corp, Box 306, Wiggins, MS 39577
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/21/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 120. The highest number of fires - 204 took place in 2006, and the least - 53 in 2017. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wiggins, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.1%), and Structure Fires (35.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wiggins, MS
    • 88143.1%Outside Fires
    • 72935.7%Structure Fires
    • 30915.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1236.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wiggins, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wiggins, Mississippi:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Wiggins, 1121 E Frontage Rd, Wiggins, Mississippi 39577 , Phone: (601) 528-5255, Fax: (601) 528-5288
  • Best Western Woodstone, 535 Frontage Drive E, Wiggins, Mississippi 39577 , Phone: (601) 928-1616, Fax: (601) 928-1617
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wiggins, Mississippi
Most common first names in Wiggins, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7772.3 years
John7471.9 years
William6673.9 years
Mary4977.8 years
Robert4068.7 years
Willie3373.4 years
Joseph2872.0 years
Charles2662.3 years
George2476.1 years
Thomas2373.0 years
Most common last names in Wiggins, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Breland7478.9 years
Smith5575.5 years
Bond5476.7 years
Davis4974.9 years
Johnson4866.2 years
Taylor3975.5 years
Fairley3871.0 years
Moore3377.6 years
Hatten2679.3 years
Williams2670.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wiggins, MS
  • 52.1%Electricity
  • 46.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wiggins, MS
  • 80.2%Electricity
  • 18.6%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wiggins 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 5 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.