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Population in 2012: 4,504 (75% urban, 25% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.0%
 

Males: 2,385  (53.0%)
Females: 2,119  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39577.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,338 (it was $26,597 in 2000)
Wiggins:

$30,338
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,919

Wiggins city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,127 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Wiggins:

$118,127
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,925; Detached houses: $118,955; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,429; Mobile homes: $54,596

Median gross rent in 2012: $663.

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  • White alone - 2,809 (64.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,465 (33.4%)
  • Two or more races - 45 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wiggins: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.0%), United States (8.4%), German (6.4%), English (5.1%), French (3.1%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 276 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 419 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wiggins:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 22.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wiggins city:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

76 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Wiggins, Mississippi as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wiggins to the number of sex offenders is 129 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $885 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $678 (0.7%)

Wiggins satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 30.86 N, Longitude: 89.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,386 (+54.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 776 (51.9%)

Area code: 601

Wiggins household income distribution Wiggins home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wiggins by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100200000
per 100,000 0.025.70.00.046.20.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 44081023103
per 100,000 103.4103.00.0188.5230.941.961.619.40.068.1
Robberies 3467242100
per 100,000 77.6103.0143.7164.946.283.841.119.40.00.0
Assaults 4121016121517211211
per 100,000 103.4308.9239.5376.9277.1314.2348.9406.8272.3249.6
Burglaries 44871241237910182935745
per 100,000 1137.82239.42970.12897.51824.52115.61683.11801.61293.41021.1
Thefts 13016432133026816017113312274
per 100,000 3361.84221.47688.67773.96189.43351.53509.92576.52768.31679.1
Auto thefts 0010123021
per 100,000 0.00.024.00.023.141.961.60.045.422.7
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.5) 336.1544.4599.9778.4713.4401.3389.0327.2255.7241.4

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
Mississippi average:

2.31

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Wiggins, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +234 (+6.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Wiggins-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 160% 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 significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.4 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 92.2 miles away from Wiggins center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/30/2003 at 02:28:03, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Wiggins center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stone County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Christopher Boykin - Television personality, Reshawn Davis - Television personality, Stevon Moore - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wiggins:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Wiggins, MS

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: 6,824)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 25 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • William Carey University (about 33 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 35 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 12,146)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 52 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 4,027)
  • University of South Alabama (about 59 miles; Mobile, AL; FT enrollment: 10,934)
  • University of New Orleans (about 79 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)

Public high school in Wiggins:

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.........

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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).

 
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: 3849, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and MAY-21-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JAN-18-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-16-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
CARNES WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and AUG-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-03-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2003)
FLINT CREEK UTILITY ASSN (Population served: 232, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and NOV-22-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.0%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.4% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wiggins, MS

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

Wiggins compared to Mississippi state average:

Wiggins, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wiggins, Mississippi:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Wiggins, 1121 E Frontage Rd, Wiggins, MS 39577 , Phone: (601) 528-5255, Fax: (601) 528-5288
  • Best Western Woodstone, 535 Frontage Drive E, Wiggins, MS 39577 , Phone: (601) 928-1616, Fax: (601) 928-1617
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wiggins, Mississippi

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wiggins travel time to work - commute


Wiggins mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wiggins city (based on Stone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.71%
Here62.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaInterstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents31.1%28.9%14.8%13.7%3.1%
Congregations18.9%18.9%27.0%13.5%5.4%
NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.9%2.1%1.4%0.7%1.1%
Congregations2.7%2.7%2.7%2.7%5.4%
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
Stone County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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:
Stone County:

12.2%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Stone County:

34.7%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,558$21,3481$669
Other Government Administration 3$9,786$39,1445$6,686
Judicial and Legal 1$3,111$37,3323$5,493
Police Protection - Officers 15$32,349$25,8794$2,373
Police - Other 4$8,435$25,3051$584
Firefighters 6$17,327$34,65424$4,377
Welfare 1$1,623$19,4760$0
Solid Waste Management 7$13,689$23,4670$0
Sewerage 7$7,895$13,5340$0
Totals for Government 46$97,773$25,50638$20,182

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $907,000 ($201.38)
    Regular Highways: $598,000 ($132.77)
    Financial Administration: $400,000 ($88.81)
    General - Other: $396,000 ($87.92)
    Water Utilities: $216,000 ($47.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $177,000 ($39.30)
    Sewerage: $144,000 ($31.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($5.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($3.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $171,000 ($37.97)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($12.43)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($8.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($1.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $688,000 ($152.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($2.44)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $193,000 ($42.85)
    All Other: $176,000 ($39.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $104,000 ($23.09)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($6.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $289,000 ($64.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,136,000 ($252.22)
    All Other: $359,000 ($79.71)
  • Tax - Property: $470,000 ($104.35)
    NEC: $276,000 ($61.28)

Wiggins government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($46.18)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $261,000 ($57.95)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $140,000 ($31.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $304,000 ($67.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $172,000 ($38.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $97,000 ($21.54)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($7.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $462,000 ($102.58)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $84,000 ($18.65)

11.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.61%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

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:
from Harrison County, MS  4.50% ($32,832 average AGI)
from Hancock County, MS  0.80% ($26,243)
from Forrest County, MS  0.63% ($23,207)


7.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

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:
to Harrison County, MS  2.11% ($31,312 average AGI)
to Forrest County, MS  0.38% ($26,235)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.36% ($27,938)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wiggins, Mississippi:
  • Fatal accident count: 20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 53
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Mississippi average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 96
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 216
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Wiggins fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 58 meters (190ft)
Total costs: $3,484,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,670
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,959

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 401A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GTSIO-520-C (340 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 306CA , Serial Number: 401A0107, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Planequest LLC, Po Box 115, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Ronnie Lawrence, 32 Lawrence Rd, 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
    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
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7453R , Serial Number: 28-21997, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/01/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Joan V Schneier, Po Box 455, Wiggins, MS 39577
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84284 , Serial Number: 18801979T, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/1975
    Registrant (Individual): John O Beery, Po Box 659, Wiggins, MS 39577


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 204
  • Hazardous Condition: 49
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Wiggins


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

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
Businesses in Wiggins, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In1
Best Western1Sears1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1Waffle House1
Popeyes1Walmart1
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