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Choctaw County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 8,318 (all rural); it was 9,758 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,219
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,418
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,996
Renter-occupied apartments: 809 (it was 690 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 419 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Choctaw County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (53.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.3%), Educational, health and social services (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 28%
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Races in Choctaw County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (31.8%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 4,010  (48.2%)
Females: 4,308  (51.8%)
Average household size:
Choctaw County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,949 ($27,020 in 1999)

This county:

$33,949
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $370 (lower quartile is $195, upper quartile is $455)
This county:

$370
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,405 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Choctaw:

$83,405
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,548 - $153,484
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $767
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $297

Institutionalized population: 75
Choctaw County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $199,000
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $406 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $391 (0.5%)

Choctaw County household income distribution in 2009 Choctaw County home values distribution Choctaw County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.8%
Choctaw County:

22.8%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.2% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 83.3% for other race residents, 51.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.6 years old
(Males: 43.1 years old, Females: 44.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 35.6 years old, Asian residents: 44.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Choctaw 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: Ackerman, Weir, French Camp.

Choctaw 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 Choctaw County: Carolina Landing (A), Leota Landing (B), Longwood Landing (C), Moss Lake Landing (D), Offutt Landing (E), Point Moore Landing (F), Princeton Landing (G), Shadyside Landing (H), Stella Landing (I), Lake Washington Landing (J), Auburn Landing (K), Eggs Point Landing (L), Glenora Landing (M), Buddy Bridges Camp (N), Bear Garden (O), Riverside Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Choctaw County include: New Mount Ararat Church (A), New Prosperity Church (B), Old Morning Star Church (C), Old Whitestone Church (D), Pilgrims Refuge Church (E), Pilgrims Rest Church (F), Pleasant Grove Church (G), Pleasant Hill Church (H), Pleasant Point Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Magruder Cemetery (1), Hopkins Cemetery (2), Charity Cemetery (3), Christian Life Cemetery (4), Huddleston Cemetery (5), Clitonia Cemetery (6), Oakland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Blue Hole (A), Silver Lake (B), Huddleston Lake (C), Lake Jackson (D), Shell Lake (E), Deer Lake (F), Sawgrass Lake (G), Backbone Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Trail Lake (A), Bee Bayou (B), Clark Bayou (C), Ash Bayou (D), Albert Bayou (E), Swiftwater Bayou (F), Swan Lake Slough (G), Sixmile Bayou (H), Sago Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Choctaw County include: Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge (1), Leroy Percy Game Management Area (2), Leroy Percy State Park (3), Winterville State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Barrow County, Georgia , Dorchester County, South Carolina , Coosa County, Alabama , Oktibbeha County , St. Clair County, Alabama , Wood County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 276
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (44.2% naturalized citizens)

Choctaw County:

0.2%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 13
  • 2000 to 2009: 6
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 5
  • Before 1970: 7
Note: State values scaled to Choctaw County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.5%

Choctaw County marital status for males Choctaw County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,182
  • One, attached: 11
  • Two: 68
  • 3 or 4: 58
  • 5 to 9: 59
  • 10 to 19: 42
  • 20 to 49: 27
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 743
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Choctaw County with a mortgage: 945 (32 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,371

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Choctaw County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,91921
Mainline Protestant67511
Black Protestant1841
Catholic401
None3,729-
Choctaw 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: 6
Choctaw County:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Choctaw County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

4.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Choctaw County:

13.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Choctaw County:

34.0%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

25.7%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Choctaw County:

Average size of farms: 225 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,606
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $90.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,071
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.81%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,127
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.87

Tornado activity:

Choctaw County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 1094129.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 67 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/24/2001, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from Choctaw County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the county 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 90.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 192.5 miles away from Choctaw 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 225.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2010 to April 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1906: April 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1265: January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi High Winds, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 21, 1992 to November 22, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-968: November 25, 1992, FEMA Id: 968, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-906: May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODS, Incident Period: April 16, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-577: April 16, 1979, FEMA Id: 577, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Choctaw County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • India (55%)
  • Yemen (55%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

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

  • American (22%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Arab (1%)

Choctaw County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,647 (80.5%)
  • Carpooled: 251 (12.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 16 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 35 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 88 (4.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 233 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 75 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,937.

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.06% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($19,316 average AGI)
1.55% relocated from other states ($8,263 average AGI)
Choctaw County:

1.55%
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 Winston County, MS  0.77% ($16,905 average AGI)
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.66% ($36,778)
from Webster County, MS  0.63% ($26,235)
from Attala County, MS  0.37% ($20,100)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.73% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($21,385 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($4,940 average AGI)
Choctaw County:

1.52%
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 Winston County, MS  1.09% ($21,867 average AGI)
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.98% ($30,407)
to Attala County, MS  0.65% ($24,722)
to Webster County, MS  0.58% ($23,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Choctaw County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Choctaw County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Choctaw County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Choctaw County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Choctaw County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,601 (1,163 aged, 438 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 358 (16%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Choctaw County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (132)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (100)
  • Congestive heart failure (97)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (75)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (74)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (51)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (49)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (45)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (32)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (30)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.42
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,187
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 750

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 804
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 898

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 31

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,318
  • In family households: 6,928 (1,005 male householders, 991 female householders)
    1,452 spouses, 2,519 children (2,285 natural, 128 adopted, 106 stepchildren), 300 grandchildren, 204 brothers or sisters, 167 parents, 131 other relatives, 152 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,250 (546 male householders (516 living alone)), 619 female householders (606 living alone)), 91 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 142

Size of family households: 961 2-persons, 560 3-persons, 339 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,122 1-person, 33 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 8 4-persons.

1,012 married couples with children.
541 single-parent households (64 men, 477 women).

99.8% of residents of Choctaw speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $49,429,000 ($5,148 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,268,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,811,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,795,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $502,000
Federal grants: $14,986,000
Federal procurement contracts: $448,000 ($84,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,888,000 ($400,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $81,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $528,000
Federal Government insurance: $278,000

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

Births: 567
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 454
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -297
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Choctaw County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 75
  • 2010 to 2013: 250
  • 2000 to 2009: 474
  • 1990 to 1999: 541
  • 1980 to 1989: 820
  • 1970 to 1979: 952
  • 1960 to 1969: 334
  • 1950 to 1959: 273
  • 1940 to 1949: 271
  • 1939 or earlier: 263
Note: State values scaled to Choctaw population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Choctaw County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Choctaw County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 50
  • 4 rooms: 205
  • 5 rooms: 694
  • 6 rooms: 494
  • 7 rooms: 398
  • 8 rooms: 174
  • 9+ rooms: 268
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 174
  • 4 rooms: 184
  • 5 rooms: 279
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Choctaw County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Choctaw County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 323
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,542
  • 4 bedrooms: 296
  • 5+ bedrooms: 108
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 117
  • 2 bedrooms: 262
  • 3 bedrooms: 374
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Choctaw County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Choctaw County population
  • no vehicle: 127
  • 1 vehicle: 664
  • 2 vehicles: 762
  • 3 vehicles: 518
  • 4 vehicles: 183
  • 5+ vehicles: 50
  • no vehicle: 166
  • 1 vehicle: 376
  • 2 vehicles: 246
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

88% of Choctaw County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Mississippi.

Choctaw County:

88.2%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 7,077
  • Other state: 1,209
  • Northeast: 87
  • Midwest: 341
  • South: 644
  • West: 138

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Choctaw County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.0%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Wood (6.4%)
  • Coal or coke (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Electricity (54.0%)
  • Utility gas (19.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 50
Here:

5.8%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 78
Here:

15.9%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

2.7%
Mississippi:

9.8%

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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 484
  • Number of aged recipients: 56
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 428
  • Number of recipients under 18: 46
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 305
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 133
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 208
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 207
Choctaw County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Choctaw County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Choctaw County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10273.6 years
William8475.6 years
Mary7776.2 years
John6977.9 years
Robert5272.3 years
Willie4975.0 years
Annie2779.9 years
Henry2472.7 years
George2476.1 years
Jessie2375.8 years
Most common last names in Choctaw County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller8876.6 years
King4280.4 years
Black4178.3 years
Robinson3871.7 years
Ray3777.6 years
Murphy3272.5 years
Coleman3078.0 years
Carter2976.2 years
Edwards2974.4 years
Brown2578.2 years

Businesses in Choctaw County, MS

  • H&R Block: 1
  • U-Haul: 1