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:
Land area: 644 sq. mi. Water area: 8.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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.
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:
Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1398): December 7, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1398, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
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 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: FEMA-DR-1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1009): February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-DR-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 5, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-895, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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 TORNADOES, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to March 29, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-703): April 26, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-703, Natural disaster type: Tornado
Mississippi SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 1, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-683): June 1, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-683, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Mississippi STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODS, Incident Period: April 16, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-577): April 16, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-577, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 11,281 (1,764 male householders, 1,600 female householders)
1,843 spouses, 4,111 children (3,839 natural, 88 adopted, 184 stepchildren), 966 grandchildren, 203 brothers or sisters, 106 parents, 297 other relatives, 332 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,676 (757 male householders (657 living alone)), 735 female householders (677 living alone)), 184 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 2,421 (all institutionalized)
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.
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:
83 per 1000 residents
78 per 1000 residents
57 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +20
+1 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,064
-75 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 31
2000 to 2004: 86
1990 to 1999: 1,195
1980 to 1989: 1,124
1970 to 1979: 1,040
1960 to 1969: 787
1950 to 1959: 764
1940 to 1949: 403
1939 or earlier: 595
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13491
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