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Yazoo County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 28,195 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 28,149 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,887
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,935
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,325
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,038 (it was 2,853 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 919 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Yazoo County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.1%), Retail trade (11.8%), Manufacturing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Yazoo County, Mississippi:


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

Males: 15,276  (51.0%)
Females: 12,789  (49.0%)

Yazoo County,MS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Yazoo County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,002 ($24,795 in 1999)
This county:

$29002
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $317 (lower quartile is $190, upper quartile is $455)
This county:

$317
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,484 (it was $49,400 in 2000)
Yazoo County:

$75,484
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,784 - $130,205

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $128,676
Here:

$128,676
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $281,110
Here:

$281,110
State:

$180,099

In 2-unit structures: $33,258
Here:

$33,258
State:

$70,652

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,701
Here:

$118,701
State:

$111,160

Mobile homes: $42,221
Here:

$42,221
State:

$37,232

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,026
Here:

$14,026
State:

$27,068
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,033
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $269

Institutionalized population: 3,965

Yazoo County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $471 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $306 (0.5%)


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


Yazoo County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 31.4%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.8% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 35.3% for other race residents, 24.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

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

31.9%
Whole state:

19.9%

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

14.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Yazoo County is $399 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $543 a month.

Cities in this county include: Yazoo City, Bentonia, Eden, Satartia.

Yazoo 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 Yazoo County: Martins Landing (A), Pleasant Home Landing (B), Roanoke Lodge (C), Altons Landing (D), Home Park (E), Willowdale Landing (F), Phillips Landing (G), Enola Landing (H), Ryans L'Argent Landing (I), Adybos Landing (J), Anderson Creek Landing (K), Ashwood Landing (L), Avoca Landing (M), Beech Grove Landing (N), Belle Prairie Landing (O), Boston Place Landing (P), Bradens Landing (Q), Crumps Lower Landing (R), Crumps Upper Landing (S), Dover Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Yazoo County include: New Hope Church (A), New Liberty Church (B), New Paradise Church (C), New Tabernacle Church (D), New Zion Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), Ogden Church (G), Old Liberty Church (H), Perry Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pepper Cemetery (1), Tanglewood Cemetery (2), Cessna Cemetery (3), Hudson Cemetery (4), Shannon Cemetery (5), Oak Valley Cemetery (6), Coopers Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Walker Lake (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Big Lake (D), Cypress Lake (E), Duck Pond (F), Dixon Lake (G), Deadman Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bluff Creek (A), Clear Creek (B), Birds Creek (C), Big Lake Run (D), Bessie Roe Branch (E), Bell Branch (F), Beaver Run (G), Beaver Creek (H), Beatties Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Yazoo County: Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Attala County , Hinds County , Holmes County , Humphreys County , Issaquena County , Madison County , Sharkey County , Warren County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 618
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,095 (8% naturalized citizens)

Yazoo County:

3.9%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.8%

Yazoo County marital status for males
Yazoo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Yazoo County with a mortgage: 2,397 (109 second mortgage, 102 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,945

Here:

55.2% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.17%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,560
Total congregations: 64

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents7,430 (54.8%)2,917 (21.5%)619 (4.6%)557 (4.1%)542 (4.0%)
Congregations26 (40.6%)17 (26.6%)2 (3.1%)2 (3.1%)3 (4.7%)
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents469 (3.5%)243 (1.8%)209 (1.5%)170 (1.3%)404 (3.0%)
Congregations2 (3.1%)1 (1.6%)1 (1.6%)1 (1.6%)9 (14.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Yazoo County - Yazoo City, Bentonia, Eden, Satartia

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Yazoo County:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.4%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yazoo County:

10.3%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Yazoo County:

Average size of farms: 636 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $118,606
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $305.93
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $146,969
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.62%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,666
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.73
Corn for grain: 29177 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7339 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 116577 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 14388 harvested acres
Vegetables: 34 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 146 acres

Tornado activity:

Yazoo County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1977, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Yazoo County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 98% 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 60.8 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 86.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Yazoo County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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




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





Yazoo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,937 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,807 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 50 (1%)
  • Taxi: 29 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 73 (1%)
  • Other means: 75 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 123 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,123.

4.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.98% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($16,449 average AGI)
1.72% relocated from other states ($10,675 average AGI)
Yazoo County:

1.72%
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 Hinds County, MS  0.61% ($24,490 average AGI)
from Madison County, MS  0.40% ($30,656)
from Rankin County, MS  0.31% ($32,760)
from Holmes County, MS  0.26% ($19,619)
from Humphreys County, MS  0.20% ($18,813)
from Warren County, MS  0.19% ($16,000)
from Harrison County, MS  0.17% ($15,429)


5.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,722 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.53% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($21,639 average AGI)
1.67% relocated to other states ($8,081 average AGI)
Yazoo County:

1.67%
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 Hinds County, MS  1.25% ($21,089 average AGI)
to Madison County, MS  0.68% ($51,782)
to Rankin County, MS  0.43% ($35,629)
to Warren County, MS  0.20% ($29,250)
to Humphreys County, MS  0.15% ($25,667)
to Holmes County, MS  0.12% ($21,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Yazoo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Yazoo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Yazoo County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,188 (3,297 aged, 891 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.54
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4661.300
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 88.62
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69203.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1705.980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 893.780
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.55

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.6
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39.01

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

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 189.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 107.3
  • Other - 81.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 122.6
  • Other - 20.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,045

Size of family households: 2,403 2-persons, 1,512 3-persons, 1,163 4-persons, 641 5-persons, 275 6-persons, 286 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,305 1-person, 242 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

94.1% of residents of Yazoo County speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $222,572,000 ($7890 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,388,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $63,984,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,882,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,977,000
Federal grants: $65,020,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,618,000 ($6,988,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,090,000 ($444,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,539,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,582,000
Federal Government insurance: $65,182,000

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

Births: 2,387
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,545
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +178
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -935
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Yazoo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Yazoo County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 89
  • 3 rooms: 310
  • 4 rooms: 635
  • 5 rooms: 1,882
  • 6 rooms: 1,592
  • 7 rooms: 827
  • 8 rooms: 498
  • 9+ rooms: 492
  • 1 room: 53
  • 2 rooms: 131
  • 3 rooms: 485
  • 4 rooms: 805
  • 5 rooms: 800
  • 6 rooms: 385
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9+ rooms: 39
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Yazoo County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 212
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,197
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,792
  • 4 bedrooms: 926
  • 5+ bedrooms: 183
  • no bedroom: 59
  • 1 bedroom: 575
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,042
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,008
  • 4 bedrooms: 140
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Yazoo County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 560
  • 1 vehicle: 1,943
  • 2 vehicles: 2,511
  • 3 vehicles: 928
  • 4 vehicles: 313
  • 5+ vehicles: 70
  • no vehicle: 831
  • 1 vehicle: 1,289
  • 2 vehicles: 522
  • 3 vehicles: 156
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

59% of Yazoo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Mississippi.

Yazoo County:

58.8%
State average:

59.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,100


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 Yazoo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.5%)
  • Electricity (15.1%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (51.2%)
  • Electricity (26.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.5%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 644
Here:

16.7%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 350
Here:

19.7%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 164
Here:

32.0%
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

Yazoo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Yazoo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Yazoo County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Yazoo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Yazoo 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 Yazoo County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary26378.4 years
James23571.4 years
Willie19971.6 years
William16373.3 years
John16072.1 years
Robert14670.0 years
Annie10880.3 years
George8673.7 years
Henry8173.5 years
Thomas6472.1 years
Most common last names in Yazoo County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones16574.3 years
Williams16273.8 years
Johnson15276.4 years
Smith12775.6 years
Brown11272.5 years
Harris8074.7 years
Davis7776.9 years
Moore7676.8 years
Thomas7373.3 years
Jackson6674.7 years
Businesses in Yazoo County, MS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
FedEx3Taco Bell1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Wendy's1

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