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. 2013 cost of living index in Humphreys County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (21.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Humphreys County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (74.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (22.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 4,390  (55.8%)
Females: 4,985  (44.2%)

Humphreys County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Humphreys County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,954 ($20,566 in 1999)

This county:

$22954
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $338 (lower quartile is $233, upper quartile is $422)
This county:

$338
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,486 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Humphreys:

$61,486
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,640 - $89,060
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $778
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 83
Humphreys County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $764 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $526 (0.9%)

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 2013: 44.9%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.9% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 47.6%
Humphreys County:

47.6%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.7% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 13 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.4%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 17

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Humphreys County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,50415
Black Protestant1,0347
Mainline Protestant4776
Catholic491
Other71
None5,304-
Humphreys 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: 3
Humphreys County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Humphreys County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Humphreys County:

15.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Humphreys County:

41.6%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 1293966.3 times below 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 near Mississippi state average. It is 78% 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 173.9 miles away from Humphreys County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 190.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.2 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 241.0 miles away from Humphreys 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 236.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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 (72%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Lebanon (2%)

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

  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • African (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

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 2010 was $29,721.

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($19,708 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.02% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($15,193 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($4,515 average AGI)
Humphreys County:

1.57%
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 Yazoo County, MS  0.79% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.72% ($18,455)
from Hinds County, MS  0.65% ($14,600)


7.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($19,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.93% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($14,771 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($5,124 average AGI)
Humphreys County:

2.09%
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 Sunflower County, MS  1.32% ($19,585 average AGI)
to Hinds County, MS  0.68% ($18,524)
to Yazoo County, MS  0.52% ($13,938)
to Leflore County, MS  0.39% ($23,083)
to Washington County, MS  0.32% ($20,200)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.1

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.

1,341 married couples with children.
1,364 single-parent households (190 men, 1,174 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 73
  • 2000 to 2004: 421
  • 1990 to 1999: 553
  • 1980 to 1989: 380
  • 1970 to 1979: 838
  • 1960 to 1969: 540
  • 1950 to 1959: 412
  • 1940 to 1949: 324
  • 1939 or earlier: 317
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Humphreys County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $454,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $5,361,000
    Regular Highways: $2,082,000
    Financial Administration: $940,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $785,000
    Central Staff Services: $702,000
    Police Protection: $690,000
    General Public Buildings: $438,000
    Solid Waste Management: $322,000
    Health - Other: $317,000
    General - Other: $238,000
    Correctional Institutions: $230,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000
    Local Fire Protection: $125,000
    Libraries: $110,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $35,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $113,000
    Water Utilities: $37,000
    Health - Other: $21,000
    General - Other: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $50,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,997,000

Humphreys County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $5,328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $196,000
    All Other: $140,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $67,000
    All Other: $58,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $399,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000
    Interest Earnings: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,141,000
    All Other: $415,000
    General Local Government Support: $377,000
    Health and Hospitals: $168,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,691,000
    Other License: $110,000

Humphreys County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,548,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,746,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $802,000

Humphreys County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,382,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Humphreys 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 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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