Yazoo City, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 10,987 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.5%
Males: 5,261  (47.9%)
Females: 5,726  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

30.8 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39194.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,639 (it was $19,893 in 2000)
Yazoo City:

$27,639
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,492 (it was $9,251 in 2000)

Yazoo City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,104 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Yazoo City:

$90,104
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $94,158; detached houses: $97,647; townhouses or other attached units: $104,454; mobile homes: $28,397

Median gross rent in 2017: $571.

March 2019 cost of living index in Yazoo City: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 48.0%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.7% for Black residents, 89.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 34.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Yazoo City, MS (2017)
    • 9,95388.0%Black alone
    • 1,15610.2%White alone
    • 1811.6%Two or more races
    • 1301.1%Hispanic
    • 220.2%Asian alone
    • 50.04%American Indian alone

Races in Yazoo City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in Yazoo City, Mississippi as of August 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Yazoo City is 127 to 1.


Crime rates in Yazoo City by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(8.8)
1
(9.0)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(52.9)
5
(45.2)
7
(61.2)
7
(61.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
25
(220.3)
13
(117.6)
10
(87.4)
16
(141.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(264.4)
19
(171.9)
18
(157.3)
54
(475.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
238
(2,098)
187
(1,692)
181
(1,581)
252
(2,221)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
191
(1,683)
163
(1,474)
179
(1,564)
239
(2,106)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(273.2)
35
(316.6)
19
(166.0)
23
(202.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.1)
2
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)414.9326.6310.6460.4

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City-data.com crime index in Yazoo City, MS

Crime rate in Yazoo City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,019 people per square mile   (low).

Yazoo City, Mississippi map

70 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,108 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $818 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (38.9 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (158.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (363.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Eden, MS (3.2 miles),
Louise, MS (3.7 miles ),
Bentonia, MS (3.9 miles ),
Satartia, MS (3.9 miles),
Silver City, MS (4.2 miles ),
Kearney Park, MS (4.4 miles ),
Flora, MS (4.7 miles ),
Belzoni, MS (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 32.86 N, Longitude: 90.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,050 (+9.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,564 (48.5%)

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Yazoo City, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Yazoo City, MS in 2017
Yazoo City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Yazoo City, MS residents
Average permit cost in Yazoo City, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Yazoo City, MS
Historical housing units in Yazoo City, MS
Most common industries in Yazoo City, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Chemicals (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Chemicals (5.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Yazoo City, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Food processing workers (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)

Average climate in Yazoo City, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Yazoo City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 139% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/5/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.2 miles away from the Yazoo City city center killed 38 people and injured 270 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Yazoo City-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 79% 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 192.4 miles away from Yazoo City center
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 186.5 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 219.5 miles away from Yazoo City center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 190.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 192.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from Yazoo City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yazoo County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Storms: 8, Freezes: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Yazoo City topographic map

Main business address for: MISSISSIPPI CHEMICAL CORP /MS/ (AGRICULTURE CHEMICALS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Yazoo City:

  • GENESIS HOSPICE CARE OF YAZOO CITY (110 BROADWAY)
  • KINGS DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 823 GRAND AVENUE)
  • KINGS DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL SWING BED (provides emergency services, 823 GRAND AVENUE)
  • MAGNOLIA HOSPICE OF MISSISSIPPI, INC (405 EAST FIFTEENTH STREET)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF YAZOO CITY (925 CALHOUN AVE)
  • MARTHA COKER GREEN HOUSE HOME (2041 GRAND AVE)
  • OASIS HEALTH AND REHAB OF YAZOO CITY, LLC (925 CALHOUN AVENUE)
  • FMC YAZOO CITY (716 GRAND AVENUE)

Airports located in Yazoo City:

Amtrak station:

YAZOO CITY (222 W. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yazoo City:

  • Holmes Community College (about 30 miles; Goodman, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,352)
  • Mississippi College (about 37 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Belhaven University (about 40 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Jackson State University (about 41 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Hinds Community College (about 42 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 9,115)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 46 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)

Public high schools in Yazoo City:

Private high school in Yazoo City:

  • MANCHESTER ACADEMY (Students: 397, Location: 2132 GORDON AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Yazoo City:

Private elementary/middle school in Yazoo City:

  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 72, Location: 1926 GRAND AVE, Grades: KG-6)
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Library in Yazoo City:

  • YAZOO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $336,771; Location: 310 NORTH MAIN STREET; 43,499 books; 936 audio materials; 1,995 video materials; 53 state licensed databases; 69 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please Add Lintonia Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church to your list of churches for Yazoo City, MS
  • Yazoo City is well known as the Couth and Cultural Center of the United States, and perhaps, even, of the World. It is to restore their couth and cultural quotient, that many former residents return to Yazoo City on a yearly basis. added by Joe

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Yazoo City: Yazoo Landing (A), Yazoo City Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Yazoo City Fire Department Station 3 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northwest Shopping Center (1), Yazooville Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Yazoo City: MISSISSIPPI CHEMICAL CORP /MS/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Yazoo City include: New Zion Church (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Trinity Episcopal Church (D), West Calvary Baptist Church (E), Holly Green Church (F), Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (G), Beulah Land Baptist Church (H), Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Oakes African American Culture Center (Museums; 312 South Monroe Street), Yazoo Novelty CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 615 South Industrial Parkway), Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (332 North Main Street).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Yazoo City (1600 Jerry Clower Boulevard), Days Inn (1801 Jerry Clower Boulevard), Best Western (286 Wyeth Lane), Relax Inn (810 East Fifteenth Street), Yazoo City-Daystop (1801 Jerry Clower Blvd).

Courts: Yazoo County - Justice Court Clerk (211 East Broadway Street), Yazoo County - Probation & Aftercare Worker (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Haley Barbour - Governor of Mississippi, Stella Stevens - Actress, Jo Armstead - Singer and songwriter, John Tyler Caldwell - Soilder, Michael Henderson - Singer, Mike Espy - Politician, Thea Bowman - Roman Catholic Religious Sister, William J. Mills - 19th Governor of New Mexico Territory, Willie Brown (American football) - Football player and coach, James Paul Clarke - Politician.

Yazoo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Yazoo City and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF YAZOO CITY (Population served: 11,517, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 110 regular monitoring violations
CENTRAL YAZOO #1 FLETCHERS CH. (Population served: 2,370, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
CENTRAL YAZOO W/A #5 (Population served: 2,181, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 83 regular monitoring violations
CENTRAL YAZOO #3 MECHANICSBRG (Population served: 2,049, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 178 regular monitoring violations
LAKE CITY WATER ASSN-EAST (Population served: 1,561, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 164 regular monitoring violations
HILTON HEIGHTS WATER ASSN #1 (Population served: 1,464, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 166 regular monitoring violations
LAKE CITY WATER ASSN-WEST (Population served: 1,264, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 165 regular monitoring violations
CENTRAL YAZOO #4-BENTON (Population served: 969, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.5%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Yazoo City in 2010:

  • 226 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Yazoo City in 2000:

  • 1,952 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 187 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 71 people in state prisons
  • 39 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 39 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Yazoo City (2011 data):

  • Bank of Yazoo City: Bank Of Yazoo City, Lintonia Branch, Highway 49 Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $200.6 mil, Deposits: $178.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Yazoo Capital Corporation
  • BankPlus: Fifteenth Street Branch, Jerry Clower Boulevard, Yazoo City Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,177.0 mil, Deposits: $1,696.4 mil, headquarters in Belzoni, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Bancplus Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Yazoo City Main Branch at 105 North Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. 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 Yazoo City:

Marital status in Yazoo City, MS
  • Never married: 54.9%
  • Now married: 25.2%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Yazoo City:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Mississippi average:

11.6

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

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Religion statistics for Yazoo City, MS (based on Yazoo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,77342
Black Protestant2,48615
Mainline Protestant2,03216
Catholic7792
Other391
None14,956-
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: 7
Yazoo County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yazoo County:

36.4%
State:

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

10.3%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Yazoo City:

48.0%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.0%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.5%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
Yazoo City:

54.0%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.1%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Yazoo City, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 30$67,514$27,0060$0
Electric Power 30$110,424$44,1700$0
Other and Unallocable 26$101,062$46,6441$886
Police Protection - Officers 25$66,626$31,9804$2,338
Streets and Highways 15$23,119$18,4950$0
Solid Waste Management 14$25,765$22,0840$0
Water Supply 11$42,756$46,6430$0
Police - Other 4$9,550$28,6500$0
Other Government Administration 4$13,915$41,7454$6,249
Judicial and Legal 3$6,554$26,2163$6,333
Fire - Other 2$7,867$47,2021$1,541
Financial Administration 2$4,770$28,6201$1,329
Sewerage 2$9,185$55,1100$0
Totals for Government 168$489,107$34,93614$18,676

Yazoo City government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $386,000 ($35.13)
    Water Utilities: $170,000 ($15.47)
    Sewerage: $100,000 ($9.10)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,730,000 ($794.58)
    Police Protection: $1,825,000 ($166.11)
    Water Utilities: $1,570,000 ($142.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,558,000 ($141.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,281,000 ($116.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,144,000 ($104.12)
    Sewerage: $1,025,000 ($93.29)
    Financial Administration: $895,000 ($81.46)
    Central Staff Services: $291,000 ($26.49)
    General - Other: $286,000 ($26.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $154,000 ($14.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($12.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $121,000 ($11.01)
    Libraries: $55,000 ($5.01)
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000 ($2.28)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $110,000 ($10.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($8.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $428,000 ($38.96)
    Police Protection: $201,000 ($18.29)
    Electric Utilities: $153,000 ($13.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000 ($7.46)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($3.82)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($2.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,262,000 ($478.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($1.00)

Yazoo City government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,695,000 ($154.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,139,000 ($103.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $48,000 ($4.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($2.91)
    Highways: $25,000 ($2.28)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $367,000 ($33.40)
    General Revenue - Other: $364,000 ($33.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $277,000 ($25.21)
    Rents: $35,000 ($3.19)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,917,000 ($902.61)
    Water Utilities: $2,204,000 ($200.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,884,000 ($171.48)
    Highways: $587,000 ($53.43)
    Other: $118,000 ($10.74)
  • Tax - Property: $3,795,000 ($345.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $157,000 ($14.29)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $70,000 ($6.37)

Yazoo City government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,970,000 ($179.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,405,000 ($127.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $565,000 ($51.42)

Yazoo City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $167,000 ($15.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,004,000 ($546.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,054,000 ($277.96)
Businesses in Yazoo City, MS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Yazoo City:

  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WOAD (1300 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZRX (1590 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Yazoo City:

  • WJNS-FM (92.1 FM; YAZOO CITY, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYAB (93.1 FM; YAZOO CITY, MS; Owner: SSR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMN (97.3 FM; FLORA, MS; Owner: WFMN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAGR-FM (102.5 FM; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)

TV broadcast stations around Yazoo City:

  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46CW (Channel 46; JACKSON/BRANDON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI TELEVISION, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Yazoo City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 1,867ft / 569mTotal length
  • $1,231,390,000Total costs
  • 127,430Total average daily traffic
  • 17,494Total average daily truck traffic
  • 123,165Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Yazoo City, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 121960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Yazoo City, MS

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 101. The highest number of reported fires - 154 took place in 2011, and the least - 7 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Yazoo City, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (33.4%), and Structure Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Yazoo City, MS
    • 47233.4%Outside Fires
    • 36525.8%Structure Fires
    • 33823.9%Other
    • 24017.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Yazoo City, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Yazoo City, Mississippi:

  • Best Western - Gateway Inn, 286 Wyeth Dr, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 , Phone: (662) 716-0930, Fax: (662) 716-0931
  • Comfort Inn, 1600 Jerry Clower Blvd, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 , Phone: (662) 746-6444, Fax: (662) 746-6448
  • Best Western - Gateway Inn, 286 Wyeth Ln, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 , Phone: (662) 716-0930, Fax: (662) 716-0931
  • Hampton Inn-Yazoo City, 2161 Grand Ave, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 , Phone: (662) 746-3333, Fax: (662) 746-3322
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Yazoo City, Mississippi
Most common first names in Yazoo City, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24178.4 years
James19371.8 years
Willie16372.2 years
John13771.9 years
William13373.7 years
Robert12770.2 years
Annie9680.1 years
George7473.7 years
Henry6873.2 years
Joe5375.7 years
Most common last names in Yazoo City, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams14674.1 years
Jones14475.1 years
Johnson13376.4 years
Smith11475.3 years
Brown9372.8 years
Harris7674.7 years
Thomas6572.6 years
Moore6376.8 years
Davis6277.6 years
Washington5876.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Yazoo City, MS
  • 83.4%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Yazoo City, MS
  • 52.2%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Yazoo City compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Yazoo City on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers (population 1,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
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