County population in 2012: 68,641 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 64,958 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,229 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,249 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,648 Renter-occupied apartments: 6,769 (it was 5,627 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 694 sq. mi. Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 98 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jones County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $509 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $252 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.3%
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.3%
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 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 Jones County is $357 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $599 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Jones County: Ellisville Junction (A), Phipps Poultry Farms (B), Dickerson Poultry Farm (C), Suttle Fish Farm (D), Myrick and Mill Volunteer Fire Department (E), Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department (F), Southwest Jones Volunteer Fire Department (G), Moselle Volunteer Fire Department (H), Ovett Volunteer Fire Department (I), Hebron Volunteer Fire Department (J), South Jones Volunteer Fire Department (K), Union Volunteer Fire Department (L), Johnson Volunteer Fire Department (M), Sharon Volunteer Fire Department (N), Powers Volunteer Fire Department (O), Pleasant Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (P), Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Glade Volunteer Fire Department (R), Rustin Volunteer Fire Department (S), Boggy Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Jones County include: New Palestine Church (A), New Zion Baptist Church (B), Myrick Baptist Church (C), Mount Zion Methodist Church (D), Mount Pleasant Church (E), Mount Oral Baptist Church (F), Mount Olive Baptist Church (G), Moselle United Methodist Church (H), Moselle Memorial Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Tucker Cemetery (1), Hopewell Cemetery (2), Choctaw Cemetery (3), Clark Cemetery (4), Coats Cemetery (5), Coltins Cemetery (6), Crosby Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Horseshoe Lake (A), Jordan Lake (B), Scruggs Lake (C), Speed Lake (D), Clear Lake (E), Bush Lake (F), Lake Bogue Homo (G), Masonite Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blacksnake Creek (A), Clear Branch (B), Black Branch (C), Big Creek (D), Big Branch (E), Bee Branch (F), Bear Creek (G), Basie Branch (H), Aplin Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 122 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $120,242 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $119.94 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.22% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.30% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $91,847 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.97% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.29% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,112 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.20% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.64 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.70% Corn for grain: 290 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 280 harvested acres Vegetables: 323 harvested acres Land in orchards: 192 acres
Jones County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 7.2 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 fatalities and 463 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 2/28/1987, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Jones County-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from the county center On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.4 miles away from the county center On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from the county center On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Jones County center On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1604): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-EM-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: FEMA-DR-1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1360): February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 28, 1998 to October 5, 1998, Emergency Declared (EM-3132): September 28, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3132, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 5, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1251): October 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-859): February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi HURRICANE FREDERIC, Incident Period: September 13, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-599): September 13, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-599, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
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
Mississippi Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: April 18, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-430): April 18, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-430, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Jones County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8
Births per 1000 population in Jones County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Jones County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jones County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 11,788 (8,952 aged, 2,836 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.52 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16755.51 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 531.510 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 82280.47
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1579.500 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1206.170 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.58
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.82 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80.11
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.05
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 102.8. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 74.3
Other - 28.4
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.5. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 63.4
Other - 24.0
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 57,144 (11,721 male householders, 6,088 female householders)
12,215 spouses, 19,761 children (18,025 natural, 447 adopted, 1,289 stepchildren), 2,953 grandchildren, 785 brothers or sisters, 448 parents, 1,169 other relatives, 1,639 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 8,807 (3,522 male householders (2,900 living alone)), 3,916 female householders (3,567 living alone)), 1,369 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,810 (616 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 7,442 2-persons, 4,213 3-persons, 3,326 4-persons, 1,669 5-persons, 651 6-persons, 508 7-or-more-persons.
96.2% of residents of Jones County speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (31% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 38% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $387,566,000 ($5902 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $15,714,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $177,385,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $98,984,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,350,000 Federal grants: $78,960,000 Federal procurement contracts: $11,225,000 ($740,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $19,662,000 ($6,886,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $2,081,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $39,022,000 Federal Government insurance: $20,660,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
80 per 1000 residents
78 per 1000 residents
57 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +810
+12 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,078
-16 per 1000 residents
-4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jones County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.71 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: 971
2000 to 2004: 2,326
1990 to 1999: 4,600
1980 to 1989: 4,937
1970 to 1979: 5,579
1960 to 1969: 3,324
1950 to 1959: 2,843
1940 to 1949: 1,592
1939 or earlier: 1,847
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jones County, Mississippi
64% of Jones County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Mississippi.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 53051
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jones County