Calhoun County, Mississippi (MS)

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County population in 2012: 14,843 (all rural); it was 15,069 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,948
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,314
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,584
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,726 (it was 1,435 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 587 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Calhoun County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (29.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.1%), Educational, health and social services (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Calhoun County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (27.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 7,153  (47.9%)
Females: 7,809  (52.1%)
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Average household size:
Calhoun County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,179 ($27,113 in 1999)

This county:

$29179
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $324 (lower quartile is $245, upper quartile is $402)
This county:

$324
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,023 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Calhoun:

$60,023
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,933 - $97,485
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $714
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $289

Institutionalized population: 183
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $562 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $469 (0.8%)

Calhoun County household income distribution in 2009 Calhoun County home values distribution Calhoun County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.7%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 45.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.6% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.1%
Calhoun County:

25.1%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 44.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.5% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Calhoun County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman, Derma, Pittsboro, Big Creek, Slate Springs.

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Calhoun County: Banner Compressor Station (A), Northeast Fire Department (B), Banner Volunteer Fire Department Banner (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calhoun County include: New Hope Church (A), New Liberty Baptist Church (B), New Providence Church (C), Oak Grove Baptist Church (D), Oak Springs Church (E), Old Town Church (F), Pilgrims Rest Church (G), Pine Grove Church (H), Pine Ridge Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Liberty Cemetery (1), Magness Cemetery (2), Centerville Cemetery (3), New Gauley Cemetery (4), Chapel Hill Cemetery (5), Clear Springs Cemetery (6), Union Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Big Blount Lake (A), Williams Lake (B), Little Blount Lake (C), Thomas Lake (D), Moorehead Lakes (E), Ivy Lake (F), Lovejoy Lake (G), Neal Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Creek (A), Bear Creek (B), Arimount Creek (C), Anderson Creek (D), Caney Branch (E), Cane Creek (F), Camp Springs Creek (G), Camp Ground Branch (H), Twin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Calhoun County include: Calhoun County State Wildlife Management Area (1), Grenada State Waterfowl Management Area (2), Upper Yalobusha Public Use Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Chickasaw County , Grenada County , Lafayette County , Pontotoc County , Webster County , Yalobusha County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 338
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 248 (20% naturalized citizens)

Calhoun County:

1.6%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 131
  • 1990 to 1994: 50
  • 1985 to 1989: 17
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 14

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.0%

Calhoun County marital status for males Calhoun County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Calhoun County with a mortgage: 1,526 (79 second mortgage, 102 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,443

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Calhoun County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,52656
Black Protestant8828
Mainline Protestant8056
Catholic851
None2,664-
Calhoun County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Calhoun County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Calhoun County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Calhoun County:

12.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

32.3%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Calhoun County:

Average size of farms: 268 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $50,824
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $429.49
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,752
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,352
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.22
Corn for grain: 5022 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 605 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 22926 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10782 harvested acres
Vegetables: 108 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Calhoun County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 3064776.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 75 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 73 people and caused $31 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calhoun County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 132.1 miles away from Calhoun County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 146.9 miles away from Calhoun County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (66%)
  • Spain (10%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Brazil (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Calhoun County (%):

  • United States or American (36%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • African (1%)

Calhoun County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,726 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,230 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 90 (1%)
  • Other means: 27 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 93 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Calhoun County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 162 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Calhoun County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 153 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,281.

4.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.33% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($18,730 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($7,167 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.14%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.81% ($20,487 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, MS  0.60% ($24,621)
from Yalobusha County, MS  0.27% ($33,538)
from Grenada County, MS  0.23% ($15,273)
from Lee County, MS  0.23% ($20,455)
from Webster County, MS  0.23% ($28,273)


4.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.29% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($20,696 average AGI)
1.02% relocated to other states ($5,014 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.02%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lafayette County, MS  0.58% ($26,107 average AGI)
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.42% ($20,500)
to Lee County, MS  0.33% ($27,313)
to Pontotoc County, MS  0.33% ($28,313)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.25% ($47,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Calhoun County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,013 (2,269 aged, 744 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4420.080
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1009.150
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31707.48

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1358.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1262.630

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 47.78

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,747

Size of family households: 1,914 2-persons, 951 3-persons, 740 4-persons, 338 5-persons, 103 6-persons, 90 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,664 1-person, 158 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

2,105 married couples with children.
1,099 single-parent households (207 men, 892 women).

96.9% of residents of Calhoun County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $107,270,000 ($7217 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,874,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,838,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,696,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,187,000
Federal grants: $29,167,000
Federal procurement contracts: $680,000 ($190,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,701,000 ($6,386,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $268,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,853,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,742,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,074
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 924
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +126
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -670
Here -46 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Calhoun County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 224
  • 2000 to 2004: 516
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,062
  • 1980 to 1989: 839
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,492
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,297
  • 1950 to 1959: 559
  • 1940 to 1949: 437
  • 1939 or earlier: 541
Rooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 54
  • 3 rooms: 174
  • 4 rooms: 580
  • 5 rooms: 1,366
  • 6 rooms: 1,065
  • 7 rooms: 706
  • 8 rooms: 375
  • 9+ rooms: 264
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 54
  • 3 rooms: 238
  • 4 rooms: 407
  • 5 rooms: 395
  • 6 rooms: 130
  • 7 rooms: 130
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 928
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,741
  • 4 bedrooms: 655
  • 5+ bedrooms: 94
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 267
  • 2 bedrooms: 574
  • 3 bedrooms: 459
  • 4 bedrooms: 105
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Calhoun County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 400
  • 1 vehicle: 1,275
  • 2 vehicles: 1,791
  • 3 vehicles: 813
  • 4 vehicles: 227
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 273
  • 1 vehicle: 702
  • 2 vehicles: 345
  • 3 vehicles: 85
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

68% of Calhoun County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Mississippi.

Calhoun County:

67.9%
State average:

59.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $30,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Calhoun County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.2%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Utility gas (26.7%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Electricity (39.4%)
  • Utility gas (32.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 163
Here:

8.8%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

7.2%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

8.4%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Calhoun County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,930,000
    Police Protection: $769,000
    Financial Administration: $563,000
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000
    General - Other: $536,000
    General Public Buildings: $315,000
    Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $275,000
    Health - Other: $247,000
    Correctional Institutions: $198,000
    Libraries: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $162,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $131,000
    General - Other: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,396,000

Calhoun County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $486,000
    All Other: $259,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $52,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $212,000
    Interest Earnings: $159,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $83,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,167,000
    Highways: $819,000
    General Local Government Support: $384,000
    Health and Hospitals: $195,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,623,000
    Other License: $226,000

Calhoun County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,491,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,491,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $550,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000

Calhoun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,876,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,491,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Calhoun County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17972.0 years
William12674.9 years
John11574.6 years
Mary11077.4 years
Willie8073.4 years
Robert5272.1 years
George5275.2 years
Annie5178.1 years
Thomas4672.7 years
Charles4268.2 years
Most common last names in Calhoun County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parker7573.7 years
Murphree5477.0 years
Brown4873.1 years
Williams4571.6 years
Bailey4176.9 years
Moore3674.1 years
Hardin3578.9 years
Armstrong3562.5 years
Logan3478.7 years
Collins3477.7 years
Businesses in Calhoun County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Subway2
H&R Block1True Value1
Haworth1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1UPS1

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