West Point, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 10,675 (78% urban, 22% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 4,778  (44.8%)
Females: 5,897  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39773.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,685 (it was $26,404 in 2000)
West Point:

$36,685
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,969 (it was $15,063 in 2000)

West Point city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,211 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
West Point:

$112,211
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $647.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Point: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.9%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Point, MS (2017)
    • 6,89062.5%Black alone
    • 4,08037.0%White alone
    • 330.3%Asian alone
    • 260.2%Two or more races
    • 270.2%Hispanic
    • 100.09%American Indian alone

Races in West Point detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 52 registered sex offenders living in West Point, Mississippi as of November 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Point is 212 to 1.


Crime rates in West Point by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.6)
3
(26.7)
1
(8.9)
1
(8.9)
1
(9.1)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(33.7)
4
(34.7)
4
(35.0)
6
(53.2)
4
(35.7)
10
(90.2)
7
(61.7)
8
(71.1)
5
(44.7)
2
(17.9)
1
(9.1)
4
(36.6)
3
(27.7)
3
(28.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(92.6)
9
(78.0)
14
(122.5)
9
(79.8)
10
(89.3)
16
(144.4)
10
(88.1)
8
(71.1)
14
(125.2)
15
(133.9)
8
(72.4)
11
(100.6)
15
(138.7)
2
(18.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(227.2)
18
(156.0)
16
(139.9)
21
(186.2)
16
(142.8)
28
(252.7)
26
(229.1)
44
(391.3)
34
(304.1)
42
(374.9)
36
(325.9)
12
(109.7)
31
(286.6)
27
(254.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
148
(1,245)
153
(1,326)
122
(1,067)
101
(895.3)
62
(553.4)
77
(694.8)
115
(1,013)
119
(1,058)
162
(1,449)
101
(901.6)
100
(905.1)
109
(996.8)
108
(998.4)
105
(991.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
280
(2,356)
253
(2,192)
249
(2,178)
274
(2,429)
206
(1,839)
241
(2,175)
249
(2,194)
253
(2,250)
229
(2,048)
202
(1,803)
205
(1,856)
203
(1,856)
167
(1,544)
168
(1,586)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
3
(26.7)
1
(8.9)
3
(26.8)
1
(9.1)
3
(27.4)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(36.2)
3
(27.4)
5
(46.2)
2
(18.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)298.4264.2289.5264.2196.9301.7316.2376.1336.2284.7250.5245.9253.5231.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in West Point, MS

Crime rate in West Point detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: English (9.4%), American (6.0%), Irish (3.1%), German (1.9%), Scottish (1.5%), Polish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 240 feet

Land area: 20.8 square miles.

Population density: 513 people per square mile   (low).

West Point, Mississippi map

71 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $897 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,011 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (70.2 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (106.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (474.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Columbus AFB, MS (3.5 miles ),
Artesia, MS (3.6 miles ),
Mississippi State, MS (3.7 miles ),
Starkville, MS (3.7 miles ),
New Hamilton, MS (3.9 miles ),
Columbus, MS (3.9 miles ),
Aberdeen, MS (4.0 miles ),
Caledonia, MS (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 88.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,017 (+9.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,182 (53.7%)

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in West Point, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Point, MS in 2017
West Point satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $11,800
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $957,000
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,600
Number of permits per 10,000 West Point, MS residents
Average permit cost in West Point, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.7%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in West Point, MS
Historical housing units in West Point, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +3,357 (+38.2%).
Most common industries in West Point, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (11.1%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (17.3%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in West Point, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Food processing workers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)

Average climate in West Point, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Point, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 69.3. This is about average.

City:

69.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

West Point-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the West Point city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Point-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from West Point center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from West Point center
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 169.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from West Point center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 183.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Point topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Point:

  • CLAY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 835 MEDICAL CENTER DR)
  • DUGAN MEMORIAL HOME (804 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • WEST POINT COMMUNITY LIVING CN (1122 N ESHMAN AVENUE/P.O. BOX 817)
  • WEST POINT NH (OLD ABERDEEN RD)

Airports located in West Point:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Point:

  • Mississippi State University (about 14 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 16 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 49 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 55 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • The University of Alabama (about 70 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 72 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • University of Mississippi (about 73 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

Public high schools in West Point:

  • WEST POINT VOC COMP (Location: 1253 EAST CHURCH HILL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST POINT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 950 ESHMAN AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST POINT LEARNING CENTER (Location: 1399 HIGHWAY 45 ALT NORTH, Grades: 5-12)

Private high school in West Point:

  • OAK HILL ACADEMY (Students: 380, Location: 800 N ESHMAN AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Point:

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Library in West Point:

  • TOMBIGBEE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $557,304; Location: 338 COMMERCE STREET; 130,021 books; 11,419 audio materials; 2 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 379 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Point: West Point City Hall (A), Bryan Memorial Library (B), Clay County Courthouse (C), West Point Fire Department Station 1 Main Station (D), West Point Fire Department Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Point Plaza Shopping Center (1), West Point Shopping Center (2), Westland Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Point include: West Point Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), West End Baptist Church (B), Trinity United Presbyterian Church (C), Trinity Baptist Church (D), Third Mount Olive Baptist Church (E), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (F), Saint Paul Baptist Church (G), Saint Matthew Temple Church of God and Christ (H), Pilgrim Grove Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Westbrook Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Proctor Lake (A), Hawkins Lake (B), Lake Wooten (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Point include: Marshall Park (1), Sportsman Park (2), West Point City Park (3), Zuber Park (4), Stumpy Wood Field (5), Chuck Keys Field (6), Bruce Field (7), Half Mile Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Moore's Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; Highway 45 Alt) (1), Waverley Plantation Mansion (Tours & Charters; Waverly Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Indon International Inc (817 Grove Street) (1), Hotel Furniture Factory Outlet (3074 Highway 50 East) (2), Relax Inn (Highway 45 Alt) (3), Days Inn West Point MS (1025 Highway 45 North Alternate) (4), West Point-Days Inn (45 N Alt 1025 Highway 45 N) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Clay County - Justice Court & Constables- West Point (218 West Broad Street) (1), Clay County - Justice Court Judges- West Point (218 West Broad Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Larry Semon - Actor, Barrett Strong - Soul musician, Bubba Phillips - Baseball player, Wirt Bowman - Politician, Earl T. Ricks - Air Force general, Floyd Heard - Athletics competitor, Dolph Pulliam - Basketball player, Jesse Anderson (American football) - Football player, Johnny Green (American football) - Football player, Orlando Bobo - Football player.

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Point and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF WEST POINT (Population served: 14,167, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2011)
  • 189 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.5%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in West Point in 2010:

  • 153 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 143 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in West Point in 2000:

  • 174 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 83 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in West Point (2011 data):

  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: East Main Street Branch, Commerce Street Branch, Highway 45 Branch. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • BancorpSouth Bank: West Point Branch at 312 East Broad Street, branch established on 1896/01/01; West Main Street Branch at 609 West Main Street, branch established on 1980/02/07. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • BankFirst Financial Services: West Point Branch at 1149 East Churchhill Road, branch established on 2000/01/24; West Point Branch at 538 Highway 45 North, branch established on 1997/02/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $718.9 mil, Deposits: $600.2 mil, headquarters in Macon, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfirst Capital Corporation
  • Renasant Bank: West Point East Main Branch at 1145 East Main Street, branch established on 1974/04/08; West Point Main Branch at 324 West Main Street, branch established on 1972/12/20. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ms Westpoint at 1313 Hwy 45 S, branch established on 2009/08/22. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Regions Bank: West Point Branch at 551 East Main Street, branch established on 1934/06/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in West Point:

Marital status in West Point, MS
  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in West Point:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Point
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Point, MS (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,29235
Mainline Protestant2,16113
Black Protestant7784
Other4741
Catholic2151
None8,714-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Clay County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Clay County:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Clay County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.2%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clay County:

13.6%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Point:

47.8%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Point:

44.2%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
West Point:

29.6
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Point:

35.8%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
West Point:

53.0%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
West Point:

80.1%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Point, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 29$92,600$38,3175$5,032
Firefighters 19$72,659$45,8900$0
Parks and Recreation 12$23,140$23,1408$6,852
Streets and Highways 11$28,927$31,5570$0
Solid Waste Management 8$17,245$25,8680$0
Financial Administration 7$24,669$42,2902$3,085
Other and Unallocable 3$9,441$37,7640$0
Judicial and Legal 3$7,040$28,1602$2,407
Police - Other 2$6,091$36,5462$665
Fire - Other 2$6,653$39,9180$0
Health 1$1,796$21,5520$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,252$51,0245$8,040
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 98$294,513$36,06324$26,081

West Point government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,163,000 ($952.04)
    Electric Utilities: $681,000 ($63.79)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,140,000 ($949.88)
    Water Utilities: $2,831,000 ($265.20)
    Police Protection: $2,229,000 ($208.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,876,000 ($175.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,091,000 ($102.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,091,000 ($102.20)
    General Public Buildings: $656,000 ($61.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $535,000 ($50.12)
    General - Other: $488,000 ($45.71)
    Financial Administration: $462,000 ($43.28)
    Central Staff Services: $335,000 ($31.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $161,000 ($15.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $76,000 ($7.12)
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000 ($3.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $37,000 ($3.47)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($3.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($13.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $174,000 ($16.30)
    Electric Utilities: $53,000 ($4.96)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($1.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $346,000 ($32.41)

West Point government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $917,000 ($85.90)
    Other: $379,000 ($35.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($2.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,058,000 ($99.11)
    Other: $130,000 ($12.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $23,000 ($2.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $340,000 ($31.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $141,000 ($13.21)
    Interest Earnings: $61,000 ($5.71)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,046,000 ($941.08)
    Water Utilities: $4,944,000 ($463.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,770,000 ($259.48)
    Water Utilities: $1,805,000 ($169.09)
    Other: $307,000 ($28.76)
    Highways: $13,000 ($1.22)
  • Tax - Property: $4,018,000 ($376.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $169,000 ($15.83)
    Other License: $26,000 ($2.44)

West Point government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,578,000 ($1834.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,039,000 ($1689.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,539,000 ($144.17)

West Point government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,035,000 ($377.99)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,557,000 ($145.85)

4.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.81% ($30,214 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.63% ($35,705)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.33% ($24,957)


4.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lowndes County, MS  0.84% ($27,797 average AGI)
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.78% ($45,091)
to Monroe County, MS  0.57% ($33,400)
Businesses in West Point, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Kroger1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Point:

  • WROB (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOR (980 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WACR (1050 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • WSSO (1230 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWZQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Point:

  • WKBB (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • W245AB (96.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W205AQ (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJB (104.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, MS; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around West Point:

  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W05BV (Channel 5; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of West Point fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 58Number of bridges
  • 814ft / 248mTotal length
  • $2,002,828,000Total costs
  • 206,685Total average daily traffic
  • 22,018Total average daily truck traffic
  • 241,440Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Point, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Point, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Point)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Point, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Point)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in West Point)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 94. The highest number of fires - 124 took place in 2007, and the least - 6 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in West Point, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Other (30.9%), and Outside Fires (27.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Point, MS
    • 49230.9%Other
    • 44527.9%Outside Fires
    • 34721.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30919.4%Structure Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Point, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Point, Mississippi:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1190 Hwy 45 Alt S, West Point, Mississippi 39773 , Phone: (662) 494-7090
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1281 Hwy 45 Alt S, West Point, Mississippi 39773 , Phone: (662) 494-7802, Fax: (662) 494-7803
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Point, Mississippi
Most common first names in West Point, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19070.8 years
Mary18277.3 years
John14172.3 years
Willie12175.0 years
William9774.9 years
Robert9671.1 years
Annie9277.9 years
George6474.3 years
Thomas4972.3 years
Charles4467.4 years
Most common last names in West Point, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7774.8 years
Walker5872.4 years
Williams5276.6 years
Young4976.2 years
Jones4973.2 years
Johnson4975.2 years
Davis4877.1 years
Moore4577.5 years
White4173.4 years
Harris4177.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Point, MS
  • 70.7%Utility gas
  • 25.4%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Point, MS
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 45.5%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


West Point compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

West Point on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
There are 22 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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  • James L. Smith (2)
  • Edward F. Todd (1)
  • Melinda Bennett (1)
  • Willie F. Everson (1)
  • Michael A. Gil (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2020.