Issaquena County, Mississippi (MS)

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County population in 2012: 1,386 (all rural); it was 2,274 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 111
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 216
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 489
Renter-occupied apartments: 145 (it was 237 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

30%

Land area: 413 sq. mi.

Water area: 28.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Issaquena County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (84.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 5%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 95%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Issaquena County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (64.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (34.3%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 816  (86.0%)
Females: 590  (14.0%)
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Average household size:
Issaquena County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,089 ($19,936 in 1999)

This county:

$24089
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $218 (lower quartile is $125, upper quartile is $272)
This county:

$218
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,339 (it was $43,900 in 2000)
Issaquena:

$59,339
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,358 - $85,550

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $90,926
Here:

$90,926
State:

$150,007

Mobile homes: $26,201
Here:

$26,201
State:

$41,804
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $926
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $447

Institutionalized population: 251

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Issaquena County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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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 2013: $490 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $202 (0.3%)

Issaquena County household income distribution in 2009 Issaquena County home values distribution Issaquena County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.5%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.5%
Issaquena County:

34.5%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.2% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 36 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Issaquena County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $493 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $590 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mayersville.

Issaquena 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 Issaquena County: Albemarle Landing (A), Bellevue Landing (B), Browns Landing (C), Cammacks Landing (D), Duncansby Landing (E), Hay Landing (F), Rosetta Landing (G), Tennessee Landing (H), Dalneys Landing (I), Greasy Bayou Landing (J), Little Sunflower Landing (K), McKees Landing (L), Shell Mound Landing (M), Shipland Plantation Landing (N), Steele Bayou Landing (O), Arcadia Landing (P), Baleshed Landing (Q), Ben Lomond Landing (R), Cottonwood Landing (S), Dogtail Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Issaquena County include: Pleasant Green Church (A), Pleasant Grove Church (B), Saint James Church (C), Saint Matthews Church (D), Saint Pauls Church (E), Saint Peters Church (F), Shady Grove Church (G), Bethlehem Church (H), Christian Home Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Blue Hole (A), Horseshoe Lake (B), Whiting Lake (C), Duck Lake (D), Bear Lake (E), Horseshoe Lake (F), Moon Lake (G), Albemarle Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cane Bayou (A), Washington Bayou (B), Tillman Bayou (C), Steele Bayou (D), Cypress Bayou (E), Otter Bayou (F), Newsom Bayou (G), Mound Bayou (H), Little Sunflower River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Issaquena County: Anderson-Tully State Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Chicot County, Arkansas , East Carroll Parish, Louisiana , Sharkey County , Warren County , Washington County , Yazoo County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

15.7%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 63
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 58.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (0% naturalized citizens)

Issaquena County:

0.2%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 33.4%

Issaquena County marital status for males Issaquena County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Issaquena County with a mortgage: 94 (6 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 152

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Issaquena County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1381
Mainline Protestant211
None1,247-
Issaquena 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:






Adult diabetes rate:
Issaquena County:

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Issaquena County:

36.9%
State:

33.1%

Agriculture in Issaquena County:

Average size of farms: 1281 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $242,097
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $245,416
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $224,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 62.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.43
Corn for grain: 24629 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6155 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 17335 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 29687 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Issaquena County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 3362410.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 58 fatalities and 797 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/21/1971, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Issaquena County-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 79% 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 200.4 miles away from Issaquena 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 178.7 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 180.7 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 220.5 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 246.8 miles away from Issaquena 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 269.2 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 Issaquena County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 6, 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 (%):

  • United Kingdom (50%)
  • Germany (50%)

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

  • United States or American (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Issaquena County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 488 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 126 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (1%)
  • Walked: 31 (5%)
  • Other means: 11 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

261 people in state prisons
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
251 people in state prisons
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,448.

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($20,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Mississippi.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Mississippi.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Issaquena County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 2.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Issaquena County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Issaquena County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 160 (111 aged, 49 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 628.6
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 419.070

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,155

Size of family households: 133 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 55 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 154 1-person, 12 2-persons, 1 4-persons.

310 married couples with children.
195 single-parent households (61 men, 134 women).

99.3% of residents of Issaquena County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $20,930,000 ($10581 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,415,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,294,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,089,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,226,000
Federal grants: $3,472,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,472,000 ($6,373,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $377,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $335,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,437,000

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

Births: 111
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 69
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -398
Here -208 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Issaquena County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.10 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 55
  • 1990 to 1999: 92
  • 1980 to 1989: 100
  • 1970 to 1979: 166
  • 1960 to 1969: 40
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 78
  • 1939 or earlier: 29
Rooms in houses/apartments in Issaquena County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 106
  • 5 rooms: 146
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 42
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9+ rooms: 42
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 46
  • 5 rooms: 65
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Issaquena County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 133
  • 3 bedrooms: 247
  • 4 bedrooms: 66
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 51
  • 2 bedrooms: 56
  • 3 bedrooms: 104
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Issaquena County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 52
  • 1 vehicle: 169
  • 2 vehicles: 160
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 2
  • no vehicle: 73
  • 1 vehicle: 96
  • 2 vehicles: 53
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

61% of Issaquena County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Mississippi.

Issaquena County:

61.1%
State average:

59.0%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Issaquena County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76.7%)
  • Electricity (12.5%)
  • Utility gas (5.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.9%)
  • Electricity (40.5%)
  • Utility gas (11.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

10.2%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

9.9%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

10.2%
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)

Issaquena County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $1,345,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $600,000
    Corrections - Other: $500,000
    Regular Highways: $499,000
    Central Staff Services: $181,000
    Financial Administration: $175,000
    Health Services - Other: $166,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $150,000
    General - Other: $107,000
    General Public Buildings: $95,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $309,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $45,000
    Health: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $68,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $554,000

Issaquena County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,985,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $262,000
    Interest Earnings: $136,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $416,000
    General Support: $165,000
    All Other: $73,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,115,000
    NEC: $37,000

Issaquena County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,126,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $15,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,858,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $253,000

Issaquena County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,989,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $333,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Issaquena County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert971.4 years
William563.4 years
Joe573.6 years
John568.8 years
Mary579.1 years
Willie557.8 years
Henry465.0 years
Dora373.3 years
George364.3 years
Georgia394.6 years
Most common last names in Issaquena County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carter686.5 years
Reynolds667.2 years
Thomas574.0 years
Norris571.2 years
Davis579.4 years
Williams469.0 years
White477.3 years
Wallace478.8 years
Hite480.7 years
Brown478.5 years

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