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:
Land area: 413 sq. mi. Water area: 28.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Issaquena County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.4%), Public administration (18.8%), Construction (12.4%), Educational,health and social services (12.2%), Retail trade (10.9%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $312 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $167 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 42.7%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
Issaquena County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 1.8 times above 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.
Issaquena County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% 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 54.7 miles away from the county center On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 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 87.4 miles away from the county center On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from Issaquena County center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: May 3, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1983): May 11, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1983, Natural disaster type: Flood
Mississippi Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3320): May 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3320, Natural disaster type: Flood
Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 8, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1794): September 22, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1794, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 6, 2003 to April 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1459): April 24, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
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: FEMA-DR-1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
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: FEMA-DR-906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 1, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-683): June 1, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-683, 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: FEMA-DR-577, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3032): February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, 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).
Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
Health technologists and technicians (5%)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (50%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Issaquena County (%):
United States or American (6%)
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 2005 was $24,611.
6.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($13,895 average adjusted gross income)
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
12.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,459 average adjusted gross income)
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 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:
In family households: 973 (187 male householders, 118 female householders)
184 spouses, 338 children (317 natural, 9 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 73 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 18 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 182 (93 male householders (83 living alone)), 74 female householders (71 living alone)), 15 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 251 (all institutionalized)
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.
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:
58 per 1000 residents
78 per 1000 residents
36 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -1
-1 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -398
-208 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 2
2000 to 2004: 6
1990 to 1999: 214
1980 to 1989: 200
1970 to 1979: 252
1960 to 1969: 86
1950 to 1959: 56
1940 to 1949: 47
1939 or earlier: 39
Rooms in houses/apartments in Issaquena County, Mississippi
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 1961
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