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Humphreys County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 9,189 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 11,206 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,025
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,035
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,312
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,313 (it was 1,453 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

30%

Land area: 418 sq. mi.
Water area: 13.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Humphreys County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.5%), Manufacturing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Humphreys County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  34.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 4,390  (55.8%)
Females: 4,985  (44.2%)

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Humphreys County,MS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Humphreys County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $24,055 ($20,566 in 1999)
This county:

$24055
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $271 (lower quartile is $184, upper quartile is $393)
This county:

$271
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,943 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Humphreys County:

$68,943
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,239 - $94,345

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $100,669
Here:

$100,669
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $26,141
Here:

$26,141
State:

$180,099

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $33,403
Here:

$33,403
State:

$111,160

Mobile homes: $44,344
Here:

$44,344
State:

$37,232

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,026
Here:

$14,026
State:

$27,068
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $954
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $255

Institutionalized population: 83

Humphreys County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $469 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $253 (0.4%)


Humphreys County household income distribution in 2009 Humphreys County home values distribution


Humphreys County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 39.0%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.2% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 34 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

38.2%
Whole state:

19.9%

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

16.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Humphreys County is $344 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

Cities in this county include: Belzoni, Isola, Silver City, Louise.

Humphreys 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 Humphreys County: Hard Cash (A), Silent Shade (B), Humphreys County Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Humphreys County include: Pilgrim Rest Church (A), Pleasant Green Church (B), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Show Hope Church (E), Shiloh-Deovolente Church (F), Rose Hill Church (G), Gooden Lake Church (H), Beautiful Zion Church Number Two (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Goshen Cemetery (1), Carson Cemetery (2), Mount Zion Cemetery (3), Huddleston Cemetery (4), Mathena Cemetery (5), Jones Cemetery (6), Sky Lake Bend Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Big Kilby Lake (A), Eagle Lake (B), Blue Hole (C), Dent Lake (D), Charlewan Lake (E), Townson Lake (F), Grassy Lake (G), Long Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Dam Bayou (A), Beasley Bayou (B), Bear Creek (C), Rattler Bayou (D), Goshen Bayou (E), Twin Lakes Bayou (F), Tupper Bayou (G), Tchula Lake (H), Snake Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Holmes County , Leflore County , Sharkey County , Sunflower County , Washington County , Yazoo County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 337
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 53.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 90 (40% naturalized citizens)

Humphreys County:

0.8%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.4%

Humphreys County marital status for males
Humphreys County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Humphreys County with a mortgage: 917 (77 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 922

Here:

49.9% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.79%
Here35.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,011
Total congregations: 22

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaOther
Adherents2,678 (66.8%)674 (16.8%)273 (6.8%)155 (3.9%)231 (5.8%)
Congregations8 (36.4%)6 (27.3%)1 (4.5%)1 (4.5%)6 (27.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Humphreys County - Belzoni, Isola, Silver City, Louise

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Humphreys County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Humphreys County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

41.6%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Humphreys County:

19.1%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Humphreys County:

Average size of farms: 628 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $258,982
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $310.72
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $265,188
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $205,444
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 71.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.44
Corn for grain: 14880 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5126 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 64593 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 34606 harvested acres
Vegetables: 40 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 20 acres

Tornado activity:

Humphreys County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 4.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/27/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Humphreys County-area historical earthquake activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 36.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Humphreys County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Food (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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




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





Humphreys County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,349 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 934 (26%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 41 (1%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 158 (4%)
  • Other means: 42 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 38 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


74 people in nursing homes
21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $27,839.

4.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($19,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.94% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($13,468 average AGI)
1.61% relocated from other states ($6,489 average AGI)
Humphreys County:

1.61%
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 Sunflower County, MS  0.61% ($19,947 average AGI)
from Yazoo County, MS  0.39% ($25,667)


5.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.93% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($16,825 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($5,571 average AGI)
Humphreys County:

1.72%
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 Sunflower County, MS  0.86% ($23,037 average AGI)
to Yazoo County, MS  0.51% ($18,813)
to Hinds County, MS  0.45% ($13,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.4

Births per 1000 population in Humphreys County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Humphreys County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 17.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Humphreys County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,676 (1,248 aged, 428 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.41
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4619.870
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 235.230
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66362.44

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1890.380
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1016.430
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.5

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28.5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,292

Size of family households: 825 2-persons, 583 3-persons, 433 4-persons, 278 5-persons, 111 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 913 1-person, 99 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

97.4% of residents of Humphreys County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (4% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 69% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $94,960,000 ($8935 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $176,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,217,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,494,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,478,000
Federal grants: $33,751,000
Federal procurement contracts: $388,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,631,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $894,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,922,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,060,000

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

Births: 1,143
Here:

109 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 671
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +39
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,172
Here -111 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Humphreys County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Humphreys County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 120
  • 4 rooms: 190
  • 5 rooms: 622
  • 6 rooms: 601
  • 7 rooms: 386
  • 8 rooms: 224
  • 9+ rooms: 138
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 254
  • 4 rooms: 324
  • 5 rooms: 380
  • 6 rooms: 245
  • 7 rooms: 94
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Humphreys County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 406
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,262
  • 4 bedrooms: 477
  • 5+ bedrooms: 60
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 277
  • 2 bedrooms: 464
  • 3 bedrooms: 536
  • 4 bedrooms: 105
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Humphreys County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 217
  • 1 vehicle: 854
  • 2 vehicles: 845
  • 3 vehicles: 328
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5+ vehicles: 32
  • no vehicle: 433
  • 1 vehicle: 750
  • 2 vehicles: 219
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

68% of Humphreys County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Mississippi.

Humphreys County:

68.1%
State average:

59.0%


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


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Humphreys County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.8%)
  • Electricity (14.9%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (50.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.0%)
  • Electricity (19.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 244
Here:

12.9%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 133
Here:

13.9%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

5.0%
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

Humphreys County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Humphreys County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Humphreys County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Humphreys County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Humphreys 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 Humphreys County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13678.4 years
James12371.9 years
Willie11171.5 years
John10875.9 years
Robert9169.4 years
William6873.2 years
George5574.4 years
Annie5477.6 years
Joe4070.9 years
Henry3971.4 years
Most common last names in Humphreys County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams9774.7 years
Jones9375.5 years
Johnson7675.3 years
Smith6970.9 years
Brown4672.2 years
Anderson3875.9 years
Taylor3775.9 years
Jackson3675.3 years
Davis3369.3 years
Harris3375.2 years
Businesses in Humphreys County, MS
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1McDonald's1
KFC1Nike1
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