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Mississippi County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 44,493 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 51,979 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,919
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,340
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,389
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,482 (it was 7,960 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

33%

Land area: 898 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mississippi County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (33.0%), Educational, health and social services (30.7%), Manufacturing (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mississippi County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (58.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (34.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 21,658  (48.7%)
Females: 22,835  (51.3%)
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Mississippi County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mississippi County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,654 ($27,479 in 1999)

This county:

$36,654
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $421 (lower quartile is $314, upper quartile is $543)
This county:

$421
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $86,751 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Mississippi:

$86,751
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,588 - $141,405

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $115,313
Here:

$115,313
State:

$171,387

Townhouses or other attached units: $97,029
Here:

$97,029
State:

$141,053

In 2-unit structures: $42,967
Here:

$42,967
State:

$78,203

Mobile homes: $64,001
Here:

$64,001
State:

$76,124
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $875
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 739

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 39
  • Burglaries: 126
  • Thefts: 203
  • Auto thefts: 37

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 130
  • Thefts: 197
  • Auto thefts: 40
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $138,200

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: $575 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $381 (0.5%)

Mississippi County household income distribution in 2009 Mississippi County home values distribution Mississippi County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.4%
Mississippi County:

23.4%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for other race residents, 14.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.2 years old
(Males: 34.1 years old, Females: 38.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 29.8 years old, American Indian residents: 27.1 years old, Asian residents: 46.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 23.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mississippi County is $359 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $470 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Blytheville, Osceola, Gosnell, Manila, Leachville, Luxora, Wilson, Keiser, Joiner, Dyess.

Mississippi 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: Harding County, New Mexico , Buncombe County, North Carolina , Kern County, California , Dare County, North Carolina , McDowell County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,655
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 812 (28.5% naturalized citizens)

Mississippi County:

1.8%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 351
  • 2000 to 2009: 217
  • 1990 to 1999: 158
  • 1980 to 1989: 108
  • 1970 to 1979: 59
  • Before 1970: 91
Note: State values scaled to Mississippi County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Mississippi County marital status for males Mississippi County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,408
  • One, attached: 354
  • Two: 2,398
  • 3 or 4: 896
  • 5 to 9: 584
  • 10 to 19: 216
  • 20 to 49: 83
  • 50 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 1,847
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Mississippi County with a mortgage: 5,034 (101 second mortgage, 173 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,375

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mississippi County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,84595
Black Protestant3,02716
Mainline Protestant2,07315
Other7003
Catholic5002
None15,335-
Mississippi 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: 14
Mississippi County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mississippi County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mississippi County:

11.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

32.5%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Mississippi County:

Average size of farms: 1207 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $349,301
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $303.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $276,235
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $294,445
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.15
Corn for grain: 10804 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 34974 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 214888 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 150935 harvested acres
Vegetables: 307 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 130 acres

Earthquake activity:

Mississippi County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 72% 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 20.4 miles away from Mississippi 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 53.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from Mississippi County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 217.8 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:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4254: February 05, 2016, FEMA Id: 4254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1819: February 06, 2009, FEMA Id: 1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 02, 2008 to May 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1758: May 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3159: December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998, Emergency Declared EM-3125: April 22, 1998, FEMA Id: 3125, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mississippi County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 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 (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (71%)
  • Nigeria (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Albania (4%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • England (2%)

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

  • American (15%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • French Canadian (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Mississippi County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,485 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 2,884 (14.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 353 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 183 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 290 (1.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 341 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 323 people in nursing homes
  • 96 people in state prisons
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 323 people in state prisons
  • 264 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 152 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,143.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.17% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($9,579 average AGI)
3.47% relocated from other states ($15,717 average AGI)
Mississippi County:

3.47%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Craighead County, AR  0.80% ($22,516 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.30% ($15,178)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.28% ($27,738)
from Dunklin County, MO  0.22% ($18,091)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.18% ($25,214)
from Poinsett County, AR  0.18% ($25,037)
from Greene County, AR  0.17% ($23,808)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.16% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($15,635 average AGI)
3.54% relocated to other states ($16,313 average AGI)
Mississippi County:

3.54%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craighead County, AR  1.19% ($35,408 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($31,875)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.30% ($32,255)
to Pemiscot County, MO  0.27% ($39,195)
to Dunklin County, MO  0.25% ($23,769)
to Greene County, AR  0.24% ($33,838)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.19% ($34,267)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5

Births per 1000 population in Mississippi County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Mississippi County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mississippi County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mississippi County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mississippi County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,934 (5,574 aged, 2,360 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 989 (7%)

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 Mississippi County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,509)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (574)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (402)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (394)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (336)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (312)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (219)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (213)
  • Congestive heart failure (196)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (180)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 110.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 78.8
  • Other - 32.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 128.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.3
  • Other - 32.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,493
  • In family households: 36,723 (5,040 male householders, 5,990 female householders)
    6,860 spouses, 13,513 children (12,283 natural, 240 adopted, 977 stepchildren), 2,217 grandchildren, 435 brothers or sisters, 660 parents, 802 other relatives, 1,358 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,903 (2,900 male householders (2,228 living alone)), 2,954 female householders (2,747 living alone)), 1,049 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 850

Size of family households: 5,080 2-persons, 2,682 3-persons, 1,847 4-persons, 844 5-persons, 323 6-persons, 215 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,976 1-person, 799 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

4,574 married couples with children.
5,039 single-parent households (1,001 men, 4,038 women).

96.1% of residents of Mississippi speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $317,310,000 ($6,544 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,527,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $126,852,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $70,893,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $35,174,000
Federal grants: $72,206,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,129,000 ($1,947,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,055,000 ($429,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,772,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,193,000
Federal Government insurance: $76,732,000

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

Births: 4,362
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,055
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +146
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,446
Here -114 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mississippi County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 90
  • 2010 to 2013: 379
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,442
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,121
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,078
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,091
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,387
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,706
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,002
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,179
Note: State values scaled to Mississippi population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mississippi County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mississippi County population
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 86
  • 4 rooms: 857
  • 5 rooms: 2,174
  • 6 rooms: 2,596
  • 7 rooms: 1,538
  • 8 rooms: 761
  • 9+ rooms: 1,359
  • 1 room: 419
  • 2 rooms: 187
  • 3 rooms: 700
  • 4 rooms: 2,349
  • 5 rooms: 2,140
  • 6 rooms: 876
  • 7 rooms: 412
  • 8 rooms: 171
  • 9+ rooms: 225
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mississippi County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mississippi County population
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 90
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,552
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,614
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,695
  • 5+ bedrooms: 408
  • no bedroom: 414
  • 1 bedroom: 877
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,172
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,500
  • 4 bedrooms: 500
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Mississippi County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mississippi County population
  • no vehicle: 481
  • 1 vehicle: 2,411
  • 2 vehicles: 4,200
  • 3 vehicles: 1,722
  • 4 vehicles: 430
  • 5+ vehicles: 137
  • no vehicle: 1,096
  • 1 vehicle: 3,845
  • 2 vehicles: 2,067
  • 3 vehicles: 396
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 111

80% of Mississippi County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Arkansas.

Mississippi County:

80.5%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 30,124
  • Other state: 13,477
  • Northeast: 497
  • Midwest: 5,442
  • South: 6,473
  • West: 1,046

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mississippi County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (53.3%)
  • Electricity (39.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.1%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (51.9%)
  • Utility gas (43.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

0.8%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 123
Here:

4.4%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 272
Here:

16.9%
Arkansas:

16.0%

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)

Mississippi County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $2,620,000
    Police Protection: $2,619,000
    Regular Highways: $1,573,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,021,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $941,000
    Financial Administration: $793,000
    Central Staff Services: $646,000
    Welfare - Other: $532,000
    General Public Buildings: $207,000
    General - Other: $186,000
    Health Services - Other: $79,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $321,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $3,759,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,202,000

Mississippi County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,754,000
    All Other: $1,125,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,047,000
    Interest Earnings: $393,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,229,000
    General Support: $572,000
    All Other: $299,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $7,185,000
    Property: $1,610,000

Mississippi County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $4,587,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $549,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $336,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,387,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $200,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $213,000

Mississippi County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,845,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,387,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,182
  • Number of aged recipients: 280
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,902
  • Number of recipients under 18: 851
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,717
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 614
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,146
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,410
Mississippi County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mississippi County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Mississippi County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James55470.9 years
Mary45776.4 years
John44972.5 years
William39173.7 years
Willie28373.7 years
Robert26370.3 years
Charles23468.1 years
George20775.6 years
Annie14378.8 years
Joe13472.9 years
Most common last names in Mississippi County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25174.2 years
Williams24674.0 years
Johnson24573.0 years
Jones22472.4 years
Davis19871.8 years
Brown16673.6 years
Jackson13475.1 years
Moore13273.6 years
Wilson12872.2 years
White10474.2 years
Businesses in Mississippi County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Furniture4
AutoZone2Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins2McDonald's3
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Nissan1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Days Inn2Quality1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx6SONIC Drive-In4
Ford1Sears1
GameStop1Subway5
H&R Block3Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
Jones New York1UPS5
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Mississippi County on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"