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Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 15,111 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 14,903 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,563
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,959
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,007
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,334 (it was 1,256 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 644 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tallahatchie County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Retail trade (11.4%), Public administration (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  35.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 8,433  (45.3%)
Females: 6,945  (54.7%)

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Average household size:
Tallahatchie County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,000 ($22,229 in 1999)
This county:

$26000
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $248 (lower quartile is $141, upper quartile is $390)
This county:

$248
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $48,786 (it was $37,600 in 2000)
Tallahatchie County:

$48,786
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $30,965 - $80,471

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $97,148
Here:

$97,148
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $116,772
Here:

$116,772
State:

$180,099

Mobile homes: $49,518
Here:

$49,518
State:

$37,232
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,025
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $241

Institutionalized population: 2,421

Tallahatchie County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $305 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $158 (0.4%)


Tallahatchie County household income distribution in 2009 Tallahatchie County home values distribution


Tallahatchie County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 33.3%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 51.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

32.2%
Whole state:

19.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

17.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tallahatchie County is $344 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: Charleston, Tutwiler, Webb, Sumner, Glendora.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Tallahatchie County: Buford Plantation (A), Camp Lakeside (B), Rabbit Ridge Plantation (C), Rainbow Plantation (D), Arbin Landing (E), Belle View Landing (F), Bennetts Landing (G), Beulah Landing (H), Black Bayou Landing (I), Blythes Landing (J), Bonnett Lake Landing (K), Browns Store Landing (L), Cassidy Bayou Landing (M), Craigs Landing (N), Eutaw Bend Landing (O), Glendora Landing (P), Graball Landing (Q), Jarman Landing (R), Lamkins Landing (S), Locopolis Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tallahatchie County include: New Hope Church (A), New Life Church (B), New Light Church (C), New Salem Church (D), New Zion Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), Old Bethel Church (G), Paducah Well Church (H), Palestine Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Carver Hill Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2), Spring Hill Cemetery (3), Church of God Cemetery (4), Saint Pauls Cemetery (5), Saint Paul Cemetery (6), Jackson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Blue Lake (A), Walnut Lake (B), Elliot Lake (C), Horseshoe Lake (D), Snow Brake Lake (E), Sherrill Lake (F), Goose Pond (G), Duck Roost Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bailey Creek (A), Cassidy Bayou (B), Watson Bayou (C), Upper Quiver River (D), Taylor Creek (E), Buntyn Creek (F), Stovall Bayou (G), South Lake Bayou (H), Shook Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tallahatchie County include: Strider-Taylor Public Access Area (1), Camp Talla Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Coahoma County , Grenada County , Leflore County , Panola County , Quitman County , Sunflower County , Yalobusha County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 519
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 54.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 78 (37% naturalized citizens)

Tallahatchie County:

0.5%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.1%

Tallahatchie County marital status for males
Tallahatchie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Tallahatchie County with a mortgage: 1,169 (74 second mortgage, 61 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,340

Here:

46.6% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.94%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,400
Total congregations: 49

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3,923 (61.3%)822 (12.8%)594 (9.3%)294 (4.6%)767 (12.0%)
Congregations17 (34.7%)8 (16.3%)5 (10.2%)6 (12.2%)13 (26.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Tallahatchie County - Charleston, Tutwiler, Webb, Sumner, Glendora

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Tallahatchie County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

14.31 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Tallahatchie County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.1%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tallahatchie County:

12.5%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Tallahatchie County:

Average size of farms: 703 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $108,254
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $239.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,194
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $146,267
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.94
Corn for grain: 25269 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9843 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 49161 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 77036 harvested acres
Vegetables: 92 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Tallahatchie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 62 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/24/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 42 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tallahatchie County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/11/1996 at 21:54:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from Tallahatchie County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Tallahatchie County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Freezes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Apparel (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Tallahatchie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,530 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 1,113 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 106 (2%)
  • Walked: 135 (3%)
  • Other means: 65 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

2,360 people in state prisons
61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,004.

4.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.29% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($14,766 average AGI)
1.27% relocated from other states ($5,701 average AGI)
Tallahatchie County:

1.27%
Mississippi average:

3.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Yalobusha County, MS  0.50% ($14,000 average AGI)
from Coahoma County, MS  0.43% ($22,895)
from Panola County, MS  0.36% ($23,938)
from Leflore County, MS  0.34% ($19,933)
from Grenada County, MS  0.32% ($16,643)
from Shelby County, TN  0.27% ($23,250)
from Quitman County, MS  0.23% ($13,100)


6.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.28% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($16,590 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($5,734 average AGI)
Tallahatchie County:

1.61%
Mississippi average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Coahoma County, MS  0.71% ($19,656 average AGI)
to Grenada County, MS  0.69% ($21,806)
to Yalobusha County, MS  0.60% ($24,630)
to Panola County, MS  0.49% ($18,818)
to Leflore County, MS  0.42% ($17,316)
to Shelby County, TN  0.42% ($21,158)
to Tunica County, MS  0.33% ($19,067)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Tallahatchie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Tallahatchie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tallahatchie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,361 (1,687 aged, 674 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2223.780
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 540.160
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22609.61

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1331.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1049.960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.05

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13.43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35.23

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,957

Size of family households: 1,223 2-persons, 853 3-persons, 672 4-persons, 334 5-persons, 150 6-persons, 132 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,334 1-person, 139 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

97.6% of residents of Tallahatchie County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 34% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,960,000 ($9327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,144,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $31,417,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,581,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,426,000
Federal grants: $42,919,000
Federal procurement contracts: $12,433,000 ($11,674,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,185,000 ($3,006,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,090,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,169,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,063,000

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

Births: 1,174
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 812
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,064
Here -75 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tallahatchie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.85 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 171
  • 4 rooms: 559
  • 5 rooms: 1,232
  • 6 rooms: 954
  • 7 rooms: 602
  • 8 rooms: 207
  • 9+ rooms: 229
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 69
  • 3 rooms: 173
  • 4 rooms: 307
  • 5 rooms: 364
  • 6 rooms: 190
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 30
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 167
  • 2 bedrooms: 909
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,306
  • 4 bedrooms: 482
  • 5+ bedrooms: 95
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 242
  • 2 bedrooms: 425
  • 3 bedrooms: 465
  • 4 bedrooms: 91
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 454
  • 1 vehicle: 1,415
  • 2 vehicles: 1,378
  • 3 vehicles: 587
  • 4 vehicles: 135
  • 5+ vehicles: 38
  • no vehicle: 359
  • 1 vehicle: 541
  • 2 vehicles: 301
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

71% of Tallahatchie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Mississippi.

Tallahatchie County:

70.9%
State average:

59.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tallahatchie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.6%)
  • Utility gas (27.9%)
  • Electricity (20.3%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.6%)
  • Utility gas (32.6%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 179
Here:

8.1%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 94
Here:

8.7%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

4.8%
Mississippi:

12.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Tallahatchie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Tallahatchie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Tallahatchie County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Tallahatchie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Tallahatchie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tallahatchie County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Tallahatchie County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13079.8 years
James12670.0 years
John9476.3 years
Willie8373.7 years
William7173.3 years
Robert6371.0 years
Henry5476.4 years
George4972.8 years
Jessie4572.3 years
Annie4481.1 years
Most common last names in Tallahatchie County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams9476.5 years
Smith7175.2 years
Johnson6972.4 years
Brown6272.0 years
Taylor6172.2 years
Jones5872.6 years
Davis4570.8 years
White3673.4 years
Moore3672.8 years
Thomas3375.6 years

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