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Leflore County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 30,495 (82% urban, 18% rural); it was 37,947 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,441
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,641
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,905
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,495 (it was 6,051 in 2000)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

30%

Land area: 592 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Leflore County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (65.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Leflore County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (73.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (23.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  33.2 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 14,031  (46.0%)
Females: 16,464  (54.0%)
Average household size:
Leflore County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $26,123 ($21,518 in 1999)

This county:

$26,123
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $361 (lower quartile is $248, upper quartile is $494)
This county:

$361
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $79,310 (it was $52,700 in 2000)
Leflore:

$79,310
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,440 - $133,578
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $960
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $335

Institutionalized population: 1,323

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 117
  • Burglaries: 178
  • Thefts: 266
  • Auto thefts: 35

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 116
  • Burglaries: 208
  • Thefts: 355
  • Auto thefts: 32
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2008: 78 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $80,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $916 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $632 (0.9%)

Leflore County household income distribution in 2009 Leflore County home values distribution Leflore County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 37.7%
Leflore County:

37.7%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 31.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.6% for other race residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.2 years old
(Males: 31.1 years old, Females: 35.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.4 years old, Black residents: 29.9 years old, American Indian residents: 23.4 years old, Asian residents: 38.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.4 years old, Other race residents: 20.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Leflore County is $346 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: Greenwood, Itta Bena, Mississippi Valley State University, Sidon, Schlater, Morgan City.

Leflore 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: Chaves County, New Mexico , Saluda County, South Carolina , Morgan County, Georgia , Paulding County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.4%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,418
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 516 (26.3% naturalized citizens)

Leflore County:

1.7%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 52
  • 2000 to 2009: 240
  • 1990 to 1999: 103
  • 1980 to 1989: 76
  • 1970 to 1979: 59
  • Before 1970: 40
Note: State values scaled to Leflore County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.1%

Leflore County marital status for males Leflore County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,186
  • One, attached: 216
  • Two: 749
  • 3 or 4: 830
  • 5 to 9: 825
  • 10 to 19: 243
  • 20 to 49: 96
  • 50 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 1,129
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Leflore County with a mortgage: 2,410 (42 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,912

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Leflore County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,33739
Black Protestant3,45916
Mainline Protestant3,06014
Catholic6202
Other5001
None14,341-
Leflore 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: 9
Leflore County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Leflore County:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Leflore County:

13.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Leflore County:

38.6%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Leflore County:

Average size of farms: 986 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $361,361
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $303.49
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $354,692
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $213,139
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 71.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.55
Corn for grain: 26445 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6965 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 74424 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 80020 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Leflore County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% 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 143.4 miles away from Leflore 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 209.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 156.9 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 158.0 miles away from Leflore County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 171.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, 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: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 17, 1991 to March 21, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-895: March 05, 1991, FEMA Id: 895, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 14, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-888: January 03, 1991, FEMA Id: 888, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi TORNADOES, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to March 29, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-703: April 26, 1984, FEMA Id: 703, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Mississippi SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 01, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-683: June 01, 1983, FEMA Id: 683, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Leflore County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 8, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (62%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Nigeria (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (2%)
  • Cuba (1%)

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

  • American (9%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • German (0%)
  • Italian (0%)

Leflore County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,255 (87.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,059 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 35 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 197 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 217 (1.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Leflore County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 1,128 people in state prisons
  • 996 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 392 people in nursing homes
  • 158 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 123 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 78 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Leflore County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 882 people in state prisons
  • 819 people in college/university student housing
  • 350 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 65 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,956.

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.04% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($14,485 average AGI)
1.85% relocated from other states ($10,049 average AGI)
Leflore County:

1.85%
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 Carroll County, MS  0.62% ($24,274 average AGI)
from Sunflower County, MS  0.32% ($18,094)
from Hinds County, MS  0.30% ($20,067)
from Shelby County, TN  0.26% ($18,115)
from Holmes County, MS  0.24% ($26,292)
from Bolivar County, MS  0.17% ($33,882)
from Grenada County, MS  0.15% ($22,533)


7.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.73% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($14,593 average AGI)
3.26% relocated to other states ($12,503 average AGI)
Leflore County:

3.26%
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 Shelby County, TN  0.56% ($20,000 average AGI)
to Carroll County, MS  0.48% ($28,408)
to Hinds County, MS  0.46% ($24,447)
to Sunflower County, MS  0.28% ($26,586)
to Grenada County, MS  0.23% ($38,250)
to Clarke County, GA  0.19% ($13,150)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.19% ($30,450)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.4

Births per 1000 population in Leflore County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Leflore County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Leflore County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Leflore County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Leflore County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,489 (4,013 aged, 1,476 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,278 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (480)
  • Hypertensive heart disease with (congestive) heart failure (461)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (407)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (357)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (344)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (240)
  • Congestive heart failure (186)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (155)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (137)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (104)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,531
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 484
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 101,123

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,537
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,134
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

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: 197.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 134.5
  • Other - 63.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,495
  • In family households: 24,387 (2,019 male householders, 4,366 female householders)
    3,111 spouses, 10,798 children (10,368 natural, 108 adopted, 321 stepchildren), 1,672 grandchildren, 582 brothers or sisters, 497 parents, 847 other relatives, 599 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,643 (2,105 male householders (1,980 living alone)), 2,187 female householders (2,040 living alone)), 378 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,461

Size of family households: 2,579 2-persons, 1,609 3-persons, 1,209 4-persons, 570 5-persons, 196 6-persons, 158 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,014 1-person, 277 2-persons, 6 3-persons.

2,414 married couples with children.
4,290 single-parent households (436 men, 3,854 women).

96.5% of residents of Leflore speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $291,416,000 ($8,062 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,662,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $82,431,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $72,357,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,072,000
Federal grants: $93,940,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,265,000 ($9,320,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,351,000 ($2,882,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,166,886,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,843,000
Federal Government insurance: $132,542,000

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

Births: 3,368
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,121
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +111
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,823
Here -77 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Leflore County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 332
  • 2010 to 2013: 170
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,124
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,537
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,876
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,204
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,628
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,037
  • 1940 to 1949: 828
  • 1939 or earlier: 708
Note: State values scaled to Leflore population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Leflore County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Leflore County population
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 1
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 197
  • 5 rooms: 1,566
  • 6 rooms: 1,638
  • 7 rooms: 865
  • 8 rooms: 460
  • 9+ rooms: 494
  • 1 room: 330
  • 2 rooms: 125
  • 3 rooms: 784
  • 4 rooms: 1,100
  • 5 rooms: 1,886
  • 6 rooms: 709
  • 7 rooms: 171
  • 8 rooms: 86
  • 9+ rooms: 133
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Leflore County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Leflore County population
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 128
  • 2 bedrooms: 636
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,222
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,189
  • 5+ bedrooms: 92
  • no bedroom: 345
  • 1 bedroom: 1,171
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,670
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,872
  • 4 bedrooms: 244
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
Cars and other vehicles available in Leflore County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Leflore County population
  • no vehicle: 213
  • 1 vehicle: 1,823
  • 2 vehicles: 2,198
  • 3 vehicles: 906
  • 4 vehicles: 115
  • 5+ vehicles: 32
  • no vehicle: 1,199
  • 1 vehicle: 2,657
  • 2 vehicles: 1,262
  • 3 vehicles: 135
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 27

91% of Leflore County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Mississippi.

Leflore County:

91.0%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 26,396
  • Other state: 3,395
  • Northeast: 301
  • Midwest: 798
  • South: 2,082
  • West: 220

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Leflore County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (74.8%)
  • Electricity (18.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (61.2%)
  • Electricity (34.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 331
Here:

9.6%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 339
Here:

16.7%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

1.4%
Mississippi:

9.8%

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)

Leflore County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $523,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,011,000
    Regular Highways: $3,508,000
    General - Other: $3,233,000
    Financial Administration: $1,713,000
    Health - Other: $1,554,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,451,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,398,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,088,000
    General Public Buildings: $985,000
    Solid Waste Management: $683,000
    Correctional Institutions: $668,000
    Parks and Recreation: $637,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $309,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $136,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,199,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $500,000
    General - Other: $222,000
    Libraries: $172,000
    Health - Other: $122,000
    Air Transportation: $96,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Police Protection: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $469,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,169,000

Leflore County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,525,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $223,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,091,000
    Interest Earnings: $356,000
    Sale of Property: $330,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $273,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,241,000
    Highways: $808,000
    Health and Hospitals: $770,000
    General Local Government Support: $720,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,237,000
    Other License: $469,000

Leflore County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,091,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,774,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,182,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,865,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $185,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $185,000

Leflore County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,002,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,750
  • Number of aged recipients: 314
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,436
  • Number of recipients under 18: 551
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,558
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 641
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,004
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,212
Leflore County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Leflore County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Leflore County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary41978.3 years
James40869.3 years
John33274.9 years
Willie30672.6 years
William23772.1 years
Robert20172.3 years
Annie18479.2 years
George14872.8 years
Charles12668.9 years
Henry12173.8 years
Most common last names in Leflore County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams28172.5 years
Johnson23773.8 years
Smith22575.0 years
Jones17371.6 years
Harris15772.4 years
Brown13276.6 years
Davis12671.3 years
Moore12473.7 years
Jackson11875.8 years
Taylor8774.8 years
Businesses in Leflore County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike5
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rue211
Comfort Suites1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx3Subway3
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1

Leflore County on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"