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Walthall County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 15,100 (all rural); it was 15,156 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,302
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,568
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,637
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,018 (it was 934 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

30%

Land area: 404 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Walthall County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.1%), Manufacturing (13.4%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Walthall County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,502  (46.9%)
Females: 7,941  (53.1%)

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Average household size:
Walthall County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,838 ($22,945 in 1999)
This county:

$26838
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $320 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $419)
This county:

$320
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,383 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Walthall County:

$84,383
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,448 - $154,325

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $162,478
Here:

$162,478
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $80,018
Here:

$80,018
State:

$180,099

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $271,853
Here:

$271,853
State:

$111,160

Mobile homes: $79,004
Here:

$79,004
State:

$37,232

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $108,000
Here:

$108,000
State:

$27,068
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $861
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $253

Institutionalized population: 128

Walthall 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: $383 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $200 (0.3%)


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


Walthall County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.2%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.0% for Black residents, 59.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for American Indian residents, 62.8% for other race residents, 54.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

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

27.8%
Whole state:

19.9%

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

11.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walthall County is $409 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $550 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tylertown.

Walthall 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 Walthall County: Enon Fire Department (A), 4th District Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (B), Walthall County Third District Fire Department Station 1 (C), Walthall County Third District Fire Department Station 2 (D), Lexie Volunteer Fire Department (E), 4th District Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (F), Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department (G), 4th District Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Walthall County include: New Zion Baptist Church (A), Oak Grove Church (B), Oral Church (C), Pleasant Valley Church of God in Christ (D), Powerhouse Church (E), Saint James Church (F), Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (G), Sartinville Church (H), Antioch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McKenzie Cemetery (1), Dillon Cemetery (2), Duncan Cemetery (3), Enon Cemetery (4), Lewis Cemetery (5), Garner Cemetery (6), Morris Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Packwood Lake (A), Lake Walthall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Varnell Creek (A), Union Creek (B), Sweetwater Creek (C), Stovall Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Popes Creek (F), Magees Creek (G), Love Creek (H), Kirklin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Walthall County: Magees Creek Water Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Lawrence County , Lincoln County , Marion County , Pike County , Washington Parish, Louisiana .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 493
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 77 (52% naturalized citizens)

Walthall County:

0.5%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.7%

Walthall County marital status for males
Walthall County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Walthall County with a mortgage: 1,195 (64 second mortgage, 66 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,083

Here:

52.5% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.31%
Here48.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,322
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInterstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist AssociationCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents5,676 (77.5%)1,081 (14.8%)447 (6.1%)100 (1.4%)18 (0.2%)
Congregations13 (46.4%)7 (25.0%)4 (14.3%)1 (3.6%)3 (10.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Walthall County - Tylertown

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Walthall County:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.3%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Walthall County:

18.2%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Walthall County:

Average size of farms: 162 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,641
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $41.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.59%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $61,608
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,642
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.25%
Vegetables: 36 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Tornado activity:

Walthall County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 3.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1995, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person

Earthquake activity:

Walthall County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Walthall County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Walthall County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,179 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,010 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 35 (1%)
  • Other means: 108 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 149 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,329.

8.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.37% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($9,928 average AGI)
5.03% relocated from other states ($15,352 average AGI)
Walthall County:

5.03%
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 Orleans Parish, LA  1.88% ($19,149 average AGI)
from Pike County, MS  1.17% ($20,963)
from Marion County, MS  0.63% ($22,310)
from Washington Parish, LA  0.45% ($47,381)
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  0.43% ($20,100)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.37% ($21,882)
from Forrest County, MS  0.26% ($15,667)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.19% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($14,953 average AGI)
2.36% relocated to other states ($9,781 average AGI)
Walthall County:

2.36%
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 Pike County, MS  1.59% ($21,653 average AGI)
to Marion County, MS  0.77% ($16,886)
to Washington Parish, LA  0.37% ($23,118)
to Forrest County, MS  0.35% ($22,438)
to Lincoln County, MS  0.22% ($37,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Walthall County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Walthall County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Walthall County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,264 (1,703 aged, 561 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9491.210
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 322.520
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56545.78

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1455.370
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1093.140

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.88
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.28

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.47

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,315

Size of family households: 1,767 2-persons, 974 3-persons, 731 4-persons, 409 5-persons, 172 6-persons, 120 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,558 1-person, 138 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.8% of residents of Walthall County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $89,564,000 ($5895 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,516,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,919,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,194,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $599,000
Federal grants: $29,651,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,009,000 ($658,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,192,000 ($805,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $195,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,331,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,600,000

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

Births: 1,207
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 851
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -36
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Walthall County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.47 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 Walthall County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 79
  • 3 rooms: 335
  • 4 rooms: 635
  • 5 rooms: 1,235
  • 6 rooms: 1,032
  • 7 rooms: 649
  • 8 rooms: 476
  • 9+ rooms: 178
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 82
  • 3 rooms: 65
  • 4 rooms: 252
  • 5 rooms: 296
  • 6 rooms: 107
  • 7 rooms: 68
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9+ rooms: 30
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walthall County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 90
  • 1 bedroom: 133
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,056
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,628
  • 4 bedrooms: 666
  • 5+ bedrooms: 64
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 128
  • 2 bedrooms: 337
  • 3 bedrooms: 357
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Walthall County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 406
  • 1 vehicle: 1,456
  • 2 vehicles: 1,538
  • 3 vehicles: 932
  • 4 vehicles: 206
  • 5+ vehicles: 99
  • no vehicle: 160
  • 1 vehicle: 452
  • 2 vehicles: 246
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

69% of Walthall 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, 49% lived in Mississippi.

Walthall County:

68.6%
State average:

59.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walthall County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.7%)
  • Utility gas (8.4%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.2%)
  • Electricity (34.0%)
  • Utility gas (14.1%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

2.3%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 47
Here:

4.9%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

3.8%
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

Walthall County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Walthall County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Walthall County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Walthall County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Walthall 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 Walthall County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8872.2 years
John8372.2 years
Mary6174.8 years
Willie6071.4 years
William5773.7 years
Robert4170.1 years
Jessie3973.4 years
Walter3473.5 years
Charles3167.8 years
Henry3076.6 years
Most common last names in Walthall County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Magee20371.4 years
Smith16075.0 years
Holmes11975.4 years
Dillon11673.4 years
Brumfield8575.2 years
Fortenberry7079.2 years
Johnson6877.4 years
Pigott6178.5 years
Conerly5475.3 years
Ginn5377.4 years
Businesses in Walthall County, MS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS2

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