All U.S. Cities  
City-Data Forum City-Data



Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Calhoun County, Mississippi (MS)


Back to: Mississippi, Mississippi smaller cities, Mississippi smallest towns, All US cities.




  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
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. 2012 cost of living index in Calhoun County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.5%), Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
Options
X
Data:
Options
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Calhoun County races chart

Races in Calhoun County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,153  (47.9%)
Females: 7,809  (52.1%)

Calhoun County, MS forum
Recent posts about Calhoun County, Mississippi on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users:
How Are Things in the Mississippi Delta?  (64 replies)

Average household size:
Calhoun County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,713 ($27,113 in 1999)
This county:

$31713
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $303 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $402)
This county:

$303
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $65,726 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Calhoun County:

$65,726
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,733 - $91,997

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $123,182
Here:

$123,182
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $93,847
Here:

$93,847
State:

$180,099

Mobile homes: $56,609
Here:

$56,609
State:

$37,232
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $910
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $233

Institutionalized population: 183

Calhoun County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $281 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $239 (0.4%)


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 2009: 21.6%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 29.6% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

18.1%
Whole state:

19.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

Click to draw/clear Calhoun County borders

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 .

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


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:

51.4% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.85%
Here77.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,731
Total congregations: 71

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents10,308 (87.9%)906 (7.7%)195 (1.7%)80 (0.7%)242 (2.1%)
Congregations50 (70.4%)10 (14.1%)1 (1.4%)1 (1.4%)9 (12.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Calhoun County - Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman, Derma, Pittsboro

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Calhoun County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Calhoun County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.5%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

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 slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 2.0 times above 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 below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from Calhoun County center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/28/2000 at 11:32:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (3%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (18%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,022.

4.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.38% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($17,292 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($8,521 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.37%
Mississippi average:

3.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.64% ($20,188 average AGI)
from Lafayette County, MS  0.32% ($27,063)
from Lee County, MS  0.32% ($21,813)
from Pontotoc County, MS  0.28% ($25,571)
from Webster County, MS  0.22% ($23,636)
from Yalobusha County, MS  0.20% ($21,300)


4.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.47% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($19,372 average AGI)
1.09% relocated to other states ($5,823 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.09%
Mississippi average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chickasaw County, MS  0.89% ($22,364 average AGI)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.40% ($25,100)
to Pontotoc County, MS  0.34% ($35,118)
to Lee County, MS  0.26% ($17,923)
to Grenada County, MS  0.22% ($20,636)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Calhoun County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Calhoun County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Calhoun County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Calhoun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
Browse common businesses in Calhoun County, MS


Calhoun County on our top lists:

Back to: Mississippi, Mississippi smaller cities, Mississippi smallest towns, All US cities.



City-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.
Website © 2003-2013 Advameg, Inc.