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Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 11,750 (all rural); it was 13,962 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,856
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,247
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,375
Renter-occupied apartments: 874 (it was 802 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

30%

Land area: 408 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson Davis County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.2%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (25.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jefferson Davis County, MS (2017)
    • 7,29252.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,44331.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 390.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 230.2%Two or more races
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 5,689  (48.4%)
Females: 6,061  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Jefferson Davis County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,386 ($21,834 in 1999)
This county:

$28,386
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $430 (lower quartile is $323, upper quartile is $537)
This county:

$430
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,787 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Jefferson Davis:

$83,787
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,390 - $126,932
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $924
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $359

Institutionalized population: 92
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson Davis, MS residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson Davis, MS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $597 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $494 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson Davis, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson Davis, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson Davis, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.7%
Jefferson Davis County:

30.7%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.0 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 46.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.5 years old, Black residents: 38.2 years old, Asian residents: 16.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson Davis County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $571 a month.

Cities in this county include: Prentiss, Bassfield.

Jefferson Davis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Baldwin County, Alabama , Covington County , Calhoun County, Georgia , Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana , Falls County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%

Unemployment by year in Jefferson Davis, MS
County total employment by year in Jefferson Davis, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Jefferson Davis, MS

Current college students: 445
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (115.3% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson Davis County:

0.2%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 71980 to 1989
  • 131970 to 1979
  • 5Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.8%

Jefferson Davis County marital status for males Jefferson Davis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,031
  • One, attached: 36
  • Two: 28
  • 3 or 4: 116
  • 5 to 9: 97
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • Mobile homes: 1,696
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Housing units in Jefferson Davis County with a mortgage: 1,608 (17 second mortgage, 84 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,211

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson Davis County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,61719
Black Protestant1,3298
Mainline Protestant3845
Catholic2302
Other381
None6,889-
Jefferson Davis 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: 7
Jefferson Davis County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Jefferson Davis County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson Davis County:

13.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson Davis County:

35.9%
State:

33.1%

Agriculture in Jefferson Davis County:

Average size of farms: 145 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $50,762
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $159.17
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,965
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.86%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,588
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.66
Corn for grain: 142 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 209 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 560 harvested acres
Vegetables: 125 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 20 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson Davis County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 153.7 miles away from Jefferson Davis County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 260.4 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 195.8 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 133.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 415.9 miles away from Jefferson Davis County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 187.7 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2013 to February 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4101: February 13, 2013, FEMA Id: 4101, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to March 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1837: May 12, 2009, FEMA Id: 1837, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1794: September 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1794, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 Katrina, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3213: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 3213, 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 06, 2003 to April 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1459: April 24, 2003, FEMA Id: 1459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson Davis County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson Davis

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,768 (85.3%)
  • Carpooled: 226 (10.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 6 (0.3%)
  • Worked at home: 43 (2.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Panama (48%)
  • Germany (43%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson Davis County


  • American (6%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • European (0%)
  • Scottish (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,573.

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.70% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($27,568 average AGI)
0.80% relocated from other states ($6,987 average AGI)
Jefferson Davis County:

0.80%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forrest County, MS  0.75% ($27,968 average AGI)
from Covington County, MS  0.65% ($25,667)
from Lamar County, MS  0.56% ($51,348)
from Lawrence County, MS  0.51% ($43,143)


6.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($85,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($80,828 average AGI)
0.89% relocated to other states ($5,092 average AGI)
Jefferson Davis County:

0.89%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lamar County, MS  0.72% ($254,733 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, MS  0.70% ($38,621)
to Forrest County, MS  0.63% ($20,692)
to Covington County, MS  0.60% ($22,720)
to Simpson County, MS  0.58% ($32,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson Davis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson Davis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson Davis County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson Davis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson Davis County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson Davis County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson Davis County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson Davis County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jefferson Davis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,288 (1,608 aged, 680 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 390 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (159)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (155)
  • Congestive heart failure (144)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (91)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (83)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (78)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (78)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (75)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (49)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.64
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,350
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 772
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63,941

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,231
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,224
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

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

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 269.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,750
  • In family households: 9,359 (1,166 male householders, 1,755 female householders)
    1,752 spouses, 3,104 children (2,785 natural, 267 adopted, 101 stepchildren), 907 grandchildren, 138 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 97 other relatives, 426 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,289 (938 male householders (867 living alone)), 1,046 female householders (945 living alone)), 304 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 140

Size of family households: 1,317 2-persons, 906 3-persons, 384 4-persons, 210 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,812 1-person, 153 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 29 5-persons.

708 married couples with children.
846 single-parent households (107 men, 739 women).

100.1% of residents of Jefferson Davis speak English at home.
0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $88,222,000 ($6,741 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,456,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,071,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,880,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $212,000
Federal grants: $33,737,000
Federal procurement contracts: $581,000 ($266,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,740,000 ($231,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $101,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,072,000
Federal Government insurance: $678,000

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

Births: 953
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 787
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -946
Here -72 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson Davis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.77 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.7

Year house built in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • 02014 or later
  • 1852010 to 2013
  • 8072000 to 2009
  • 9771990 to 1999
  • 1,1541980 to 1989
  • 1,0781970 to 1979
  • 7631960 to 1969
  • 3871950 to 1959
  • 1451940 to 1949
  • 3601939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • 101 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 553 rooms
  • 4174 rooms
  • 9965 rooms
  • 9856 rooms
  • 6407 rooms
  • 3558 rooms
  • 2649+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • 181 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 1183 rooms
  • 2114 rooms
  • 4905 rooms
  • 1366 rooms
  • 197 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • 28no bedroom
  • 1011 bedroom
  • 4062 bedrooms
  • 2,4803 bedrooms
  • 6394 bedrooms
  • 1535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
  • 18no bedroom
  • 1811 bedroom
  • 2352 bedrooms
  • 5623 bedrooms
  • 774 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson Davis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson Davis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 224no vehicle
  • 1,1951 vehicle
  • 1,3312 vehicles
  • 6533 vehicles
  • 1844 vehicles
  • 1905+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson Davis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson Davis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 223no vehicle
  • 5451 vehicle
  • 2382 vehicles
  • 853 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.1% of Jefferson Davis County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Mississippi.

Jefferson Davis County:

90.1%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 10,115
  • Other state: 1,646
  • Northeast: 105
  • Midwest: 258
  • South: 1,113
  • West: 169
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson Davis County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson Davis County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.5%Electricity
  • 28.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.8%Electricity
  • 23.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.7%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

21.8%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

9.6%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

9.9%
Mississippi:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jefferson Davis County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,368,000
    Police Protection: $1,106,000
    Financial Administration: $1,011,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    Central Staff Services: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Solid Waste Management: $338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Health - Other: $214,000
    General Public Buildings: $208,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $199,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,222,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,104,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $297,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $156,000
    Rents: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,310,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $596,000
    Other: $433,000
    General Local Government Support: $426,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    Health and Hospitals: $211,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,785,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,960,000

Jefferson Davis County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,368,000
    Police Protection: $1,106,000
    Financial Administration: $1,011,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    Central Staff Services: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Solid Waste Management: $338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Health - Other: $214,000
    General Public Buildings: $208,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $199,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,222,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,104,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $297,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $156,000
    Rents: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,310,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $596,000
    Other: $433,000
    General Local Government Support: $426,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    Health and Hospitals: $211,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,785,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,960,000

Jefferson Davis County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,368,000
    Police Protection: $1,106,000
    Financial Administration: $1,011,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    Central Staff Services: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Solid Waste Management: $338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Health - Other: $214,000
    General Public Buildings: $208,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $199,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,222,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,104,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $297,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $156,000
    Rents: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,310,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $596,000
    Other: $433,000
    General Local Government Support: $426,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    Health and Hospitals: $211,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,785,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,960,000

Jefferson Davis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,368,000
    Police Protection: $1,106,000
    Financial Administration: $1,011,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $739,000
    Central Staff Services: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Solid Waste Management: $338,000
    Correctional Institutions: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Health - Other: $214,000
    General Public Buildings: $208,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    Libraries: $102,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $199,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,222,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,104,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $297,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $156,000
    Rents: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,310,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $596,000
    Other: $433,000
    General Local Government Support: $426,000
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000
    Health and Hospitals: $211,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,785,000
    Other License: $119,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,960,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 756
  • Number of aged recipients: 91
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 665
  • Number of recipients under 18: 126
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 434
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 196
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 323
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 334
Most common first names in Jefferson Davis County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9769.1 years
Willie8272.3 years
John7973.9 years
Mary6775.3 years
Robert6271.3 years
Annie5778.2 years
William5472.7 years
Thomas3369.4 years
Charles3365.2 years
George2974.3 years
Most common last names in Jefferson Davis County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Polk9477.1 years
Barnes6974.4 years
Hall6672.6 years
Smith6673.7 years
Williams6566.0 years
Thompson5675.3 years
Griffith5077.3 years
Price5073.9 years
Magee4672.8 years
Bass4671.3 years
Businesses in Jefferson Davis County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
RadioShack1

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