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Tippah County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 22,039 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 20,826 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,128
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,300
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,334
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,169 (it was 1,774 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 458 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tippah County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.3%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 60%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tippah County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 10,766  (48.9%)
Females: 11,273  (51.1%)
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Tippah County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Tippah County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $36,442 ($29,300 in 1999)

This county:

$36,442
Mississippi:

$40,593

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $357 (lower quartile is $262, upper quartile is $439)
This county:

$357
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $85,044 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Tippah:

$85,044
Mississippi:

$112,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,308 - $145,893
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $802
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $317

Institutionalized population: 95

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 2
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $23,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $596 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $686 (0.9%)

Tippah County household income distribution in 2009 Tippah County home values distribution Tippah County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 24.5%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 45.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 95.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 43.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.9%
Tippah County:

23.9%
Mississippi:

22.0%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.0% for Black residents, 39.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tippah County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ripley, Walnut, Blue Mountain, Dumas, Falkner.

Tippah 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 Tippah County: Camp Currier (A), Frees Corners (B), Grey Farm (C), Howards Store (D), Wilson Store (E), Bass Landing (F), Highway Fiftyone Landing (G), Nemway (H), Newport Industrial Complex (I), Love Fire Department (J), Eudora Fire Department (K), Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department - De Soto County Fire Station 2 (L), Summers Hill Volunteer Fire Department Station 15 (M), Alphaba - Cockrum - Ingrams Mill Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (N), Alphaba - Cockrum - Ingrams Mill Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (O), Nesbit Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (P), Fairhaven Volunteer Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tippah County include: Bullards Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Knights Church (B), Trinity Conservative Methodist Church (C), Trinity Church (D), Sunrise Church (E), Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (F), Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (G), Pleasant Grove Church (H), New Prospect Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Love Cemetery (1), Macedonia Cemetery (2), Halliburton Cemetery (3), Center Hill Cemetery (4), Winbourn Cemetery (5), Wiggins Cemetery (6), Whites Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horn Lake (A), Mud Lake (B), Norfolk Lake (C), Lake Cormorant (D), Chief Chisca Lake (E), Deer Track Lake (F), Lake Greenwood Leflore (G), Koko Reef Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Holly Branch (A), Bean Patch Creek (B), Byhalia Creek (C), Camp Creek (D), Cane Creek (E), Caney Creek (F), Cub Lake Bayou (G), Dry Creek (H), Grays Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tippah County include: Hernando Point Public Use Area (1), North Abutment Public Use Area (2), Plantation Point Public Use Area (3), Pleasant Hill Public Use Area (4), Arkabutla State Waterfowl Refuge (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Garland County, Arkansas , Ventura County, California , Moore County, Tennessee , Tishomingo County , Woodruff County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 607
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 397 (20% naturalized citizens)

Tippah County:

1.9%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 239
  • 1990 to 1994: 83
  • 1985 to 1989: 16
  • 1980 to 1984: 36
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 17
Note: State values scaled to Tippah County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.7%

Tippah County marital status for males Tippah County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,676
  • One, attached: 61
  • Two: 125
  • 3 or 4: 127
  • 5 to 9: 59
  • 10 to 19: 53
  • 20 or more: 76
  • Mobile homes: 1,681
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Tippah County with a mortgage: 2,050 (147 second mortgage, 70 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,802

Here:

53.2% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tippah County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,46053
Mainline Protestant1,97123
Catholic2501
Other-1
None7,551-
Tippah 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: 6
Tippah County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Tippah County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tippah County:

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Tippah County:

31.4%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Tippah County:

Average size of farms: 165 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,147
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $267.26
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,941
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,225
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.62%
Corn for grain: 3538 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9082 harvested acres
Vegetables: 34 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 23 acres

Tornado activity:

Tippah County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 1752082.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 134 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/27/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tippah County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% 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 99.4 miles away from Tippah 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 134.0 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 97.9 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 169.3 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) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from Tippah 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 261.2 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:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 28, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4248: January 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4248, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to May 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1916: May 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1916, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1398: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 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: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-859: February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: 859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3032: February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: 3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • Mississippi Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-368: March 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 368, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tippah County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 6, Freezes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (82%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Spain (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Panama (2%)
  • Germany (1%)

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

  • United States or American (40%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Tippah County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,990 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,141 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 136 (2%)
  • Other means: 94 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 175 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 126 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 40 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 189 people in college/university student housing
  • 90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,584.

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.36% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($17,427 average AGI)
1.49% relocated from other states ($7,968 average AGI)
Tippah County:

1.49%
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 Union County, MS  0.88% ($25,317 average AGI)
from Alcorn County, MS  0.46% ($23,939)
from Benton County, MS  0.36% ($21,577)
from Shelby County, TN  0.32% ($38,696)
from Pontotoc County, MS  0.28% ($18,300)
from Lee County, MS  0.26% ($17,474)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.19% ($39,000)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.42% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($18,115 average AGI)
1.75% relocated to other states ($8,381 average AGI)
Tippah County:

1.75%
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 Union County, MS  0.96% ($27,710 average AGI)
to Alcorn County, MS  0.53% ($26,921)
to Lee County, MS  0.46% ($31,485)
to Prentiss County, MS  0.33% ($30,875)
to Benton County, MS  0.30% ($23,045)
to Shelby County, TN  0.26% ($22,263)
to Hardeman County, TN  0.19% ($21,786)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Tippah County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Tippah County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tippah County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tippah County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tippah County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,657 (3,086 aged, 1,571 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 751 (14%)

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 Tippah County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (345)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (328)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (228)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (208)
  • Congestive heart failure (166)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (125)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (117)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (98)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (69)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (68)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,591
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 524
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,017

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,617
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,155

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,945
  • In family households: 19,048 (4,267 male householders, 1,774 female householders)
    4,463 spouses, 6,537 children (5,925 natural, 166 adopted, 446 stepchildren), 854 grandchildren, 173 brothers or sisters, 134 parents, 288 other relatives, 443 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,897 (1,208 male householders (1,051 living alone)), 1,348 female householders (1,235 living alone)), 341 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 287 (95 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,525 2-persons, 1,505 3-persons, 1,138 4-persons, 549 5-persons, 189 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,286 1-person, 228 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

3,542 married couples with children.
1,110 single-parent households (205 men, 905 women).

96.2% of residents of Tippah County speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,682,000 ($6,563 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,185,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,123,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,818,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,120,000
Federal grants: $35,471,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,319,000 ($1,055,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,831,000 ($627,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $604,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,193,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,539,000

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

Births: 1,723
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,381
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +182
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -113
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tippah County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 194
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,266
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,128
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,933
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,370
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,238
  • 1950 to 1959: 602
  • 1940 to 1949: 487
  • 1939 or earlier: 498
Note: State values scaled to Tippah population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tippah County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tippah County population
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 194
  • 4 rooms: 768
  • 5 rooms: 2,239
  • 6 rooms: 1,582
  • 7 rooms: 718
  • 8 rooms: 375
  • 9+ rooms: 341
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 135
  • 4 rooms: 532
  • 5 rooms: 541
  • 6 rooms: 257
  • 7 rooms: 190
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 35
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tippah County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tippah County population
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 211
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,503
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,843
  • 4 bedrooms: 683
  • 5+ bedrooms: 76
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 158
  • 2 bedrooms: 767
  • 3 bedrooms: 692
  • 4 bedrooms: 104
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Tippah County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Tippah County population
  • no vehicle: 403
  • 1 vehicle: 1,593
  • 2 vehicles: 2,704
  • 3 vehicles: 1,229
  • 4 vehicles: 280
  • 5+ vehicles: 125
  • no vehicle: 243
  • 1 vehicle: 859
  • 2 vehicles: 471
  • 3 vehicles: 164
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

66% of Tippah County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Mississippi.

Tippah County:

65.5%
State average:

59.0%

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

  • This state: 16,305
  • Northeast: 103
  • Midwest: 812
  • South: 3,002
  • West: 190

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tippah County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.0%)
  • Electricity (18.1%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Utility gas (53.7%)
  • Electricity (29.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.3%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 102
Here:

4.3%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

5.7%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 212
Here:

35.9%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Tippah County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $9,168,000
    Regular Highways: $2,613,000
    Police Protection: $771,000
    Financial Administration: $523,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $523,000
    Central Staff Services: $469,000
    General - Other: $409,000
    General Public Buildings: $289,000
    Corrections - Other: $265,000
    Health Services - Other: $231,000
    Fire Protection: $169,000
    Parks & Recreation: $145,000
    Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $308,000
    General: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,528,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,852,000

Tippah County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,168,000
    All Other: $243,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $198,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $693,000
    Highways: $688,000
    General Support: $479,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,793,000
    NEC: $431,000

Tippah County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $881,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $947,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,169,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $659,000

Tippah County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,062,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $172,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,136
  • Number of aged recipients: 127
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,009
  • Number of recipients under 18: 121
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 707
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 308
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 562
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 463
Tippah County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tippah County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Tippah County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James29071.3 years
William22174.4 years
Mary20578.6 years
John18277.0 years
Robert12471.2 years
Annie9182.0 years
Thomas7974.9 years
Willie7579.0 years
Charles7166.1 years
George6878.6 years
Most common last names in Tippah County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18074.8 years
Wilbanks13474.3 years
Jones11375.9 years
Johnson7872.4 years
Hill7777.6 years
Crum6876.2 years
Cox6173.4 years
Jackson5679.9 years
Thomas5576.7 years
Richardson5474.9 years
Businesses in Tippah County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Tippah County on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"