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Smith County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2019: 15,964 (all rural); it was 16,182 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,435
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,826
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,258
Renter-occupied apartments: 960 (it was 788 in 2000)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

30%

Land area: 636 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Smith County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.1%), Educational, health and social services (15.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Smith County, MS (2019)
    • 11,75072.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,68622.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2761.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 880.5%Asian alone
    • 700.4%Two or more races
    • 160.10%Some other race alone
    • 100.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.4 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years
Males: 7,753  (48.6%)
Females: 8,211  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Smith County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,784 ($30,840 in 1999)
This county:

$43,784
Mississippi:

$45,792

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $269, upper quartile is $521)
This county:

$413
State:

$598


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,532 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Smith:

$110,532
Mississippi:

$128,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,172 - $201,412
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $983
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

Institutionalized population: 88
Smith County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Smith, MS residents
Average permit cost in Smith, MS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $791 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $465 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Smith, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Smith, MS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Smith, MS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.3%
Smith County:

18.3%
Mississippi:

19.6%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Black residents, 94.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 105.9% for other race residents, 55.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.4 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.8 years old, Black residents: 35.6 years old, Asian residents: 42.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 14.3 years old, Other race residents: 33.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Smith County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.

Cities in this county include: Taylorsville, Raleigh, Mize, Polkville, Sylvarena.

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

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Neighboring counties: Pima County, Arizona , Jefferson County , Crisp County, Georgia , Lincoln County , Wilcox County, Alabama , Hood County, Texas , Tattnall County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Mississippi:

6.0%

Unemployment by year in Smith, MS
County total employment by year in Smith, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Smith, MS

Current college students: 444
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 137 (68.6% naturalized citizens)

Smith County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 92010 or later
  • 292000 to 2009
  • 51990 to 1999
  • 201980 to 1989
  • 81970 to 1979
  • 2Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.2%

Smith County marital status for males Smith County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,227
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 87
  • 3 or 4: 57
  • 5 to 9: 22
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • 20 or more: 38
  • Mobile homes: 1,897
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Smith County with a mortgage: 1,484 (18 second mortgage, 57 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,276

Here:

25.0% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Smith County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,36834
Mainline Protestant54410
Black Protestant1871
Other11
Catholic--
None10,391-
Smith County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Smith County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Smith County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Smith County:

12.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Smith County:

33.2%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Smith County:

Average size of farms: 143 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $212,280
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $263.49
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.02%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $145,366
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,719
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Corn for grain: 41 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3 harvested acres
Vegetables: 485 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 193 acres

Earthquake activity:

Smith County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from Smith County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 154.6 miles away from the county 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 256.8 miles away from Smith County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 284.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2020 - April 23, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4551-MS: July 9, 2020, FEMA Id: 4551, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2020, FEMA Id: 4536, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4528, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 06, 2003 to April 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1459: April 24, 2003, FEMA Id: 1459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi High Winds, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 21, 1992 to November 22, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-968: November 25, 1992, FEMA Id: 968, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Smith County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Smith

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,243 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 267 (6.6%)
  • Bus: 11 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 165 (4.1%)
  • Walked: 85 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 327 (8.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Vietnam (53%)
  • Mexico (27%)
  • Cuba (13%)
  • England (3%)
  • Costa Rica (3%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Smith County


  • American (43%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Welsh (0%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 90 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
19 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,721.

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.09% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($31,845 average AGI)
0.68% relocated from other states ($6,862 average AGI)
Smith County:

0.68%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jones County, MS  0.78% ($19,103 average AGI)
from Simpson County, MS  0.76% ($37,947)
from Jasper County, MS  0.74% ($41,324)
from Scott County, MS  0.70% ($34,457)
from Covington County, MS  0.52% ($30,615)
from Rankin County, MS  0.48% ($41,958)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.18% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($29,571 average AGI)
0.70% relocated to other states ($5,794 average AGI)
Smith County:

0.70%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jones County, MS  0.93% ($29,660 average AGI)
to Simpson County, MS  0.73% ($44,486)
to Covington County, MS  0.71% ($33,639)
to Rankin County, MS  0.60% ($42,400)
to Jasper County, MS  0.42% ($35,905)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Smith County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Smith County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Smith County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 16.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Smith County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,090 (2,257 aged, 833 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 427 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Smith County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (416)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (246)
  • Congestive heart failure (148)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (119)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (79)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (22)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,189
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,177

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 31

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,964
  • Male householders: 3,082 (710 living alone), Female householders: 2,713 (943 living alone)
  • 3,175 spouses (3,168 opposite-sex spouses), 145 unmarried partners, (143 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,944 children (4,611 natural, 35 adopted, 301 stepchildren), 794 grandchildren, 295 brothers or sisters, 180 parents, 0 foster children, 353 other relatives, 151 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 110

Size of family households: 2,042 2-persons, 869 3-persons, 766 4-persons, 241 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,653 1-person, 114 2-persons.

2,081 married couples with children.
1,002 single-parent households (204 men, 798 women).

98.2% of residents of Smith speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $80,406,000 ($5,071 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,231,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $35,742,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,120,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $203,000
Federal grants: $23,880,000
Federal procurement contracts: $419,000 ($25,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,043,000 ($932,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,357,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,437,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,717,000

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

Births: 1,127
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 835
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +19
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -410
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Smith County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.65 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7

Year house built in Smith County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Smith County, Mississippi
  • 2082014 or later
  • 3812010 to 2013
  • 1,0602000 to 2009
  • 1,2551990 to 1999
  • 1,0931980 to 1989
  • 1,6601970 to 1979
  • 6941960 to 1969
  • 5751950 to 1959
  • 1451940 to 1949
  • 3391939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Smith County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Mississippi
  • 21 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 333 rooms
  • 5254 rooms
  • 9875 rooms
  • 8926 rooms
  • 9657 rooms
  • 7728 rooms
  • 5929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Mississippi
  • 371 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 503 rooms
  • 2624 rooms
  • 2445 rooms
  • 1606 rooms
  • 1457 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 739+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Smith County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Mississippi
  • 2no bedroom
  • 731 bedroom
  • 7572 bedrooms
  • 3,0483 bedrooms
  • 7614 bedrooms
  • 1065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Mississippi
  • 36no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 2442 bedrooms
  • 5823 bedrooms
  • 1094 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 212no vehicle
  • 1,2121 vehicle
  • 1,9192 vehicles
  • 9043 vehicles
  • 3184 vehicles
  • 1855+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 80no vehicle
  • 6151 vehicle
  • 1772 vehicles
  • 643 vehicles
  • 894 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

94.6% of Smith County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 97% lived in Mississippi.

Smith County:

94.6%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 14,149
  • Other state: 1,620
  • Northeast: 38
  • Midwest: 282
  • South: 1,130
  • West: 167
Year householders moved into unit in Smith County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Smith County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.2%Electricity
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.9%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.0%Electricity
  • 19.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.4%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 94
Here:

5.4%
Mississippi:

11.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

4.9%
Mississippi:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 48
Here:

16.1%
Mississippi:

10.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Smith County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $658,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $700,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,866,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $759,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Solid Waste Management: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $428,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,954,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,243,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $711,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Interest Earnings: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $196,000
    Sale of Property: $135,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $372,000
    Regular Highways: $38,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $915,000
    General Local Government Support: $395,000
    Highways: $392,000
    Health and Hospitals: $317,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,450,000
    Other License: $116,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,462,000

Smith County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $658,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $700,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,866,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $759,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Solid Waste Management: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $428,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,954,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,243,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $711,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Interest Earnings: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $196,000
    Sale of Property: $135,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $372,000
    Regular Highways: $38,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $915,000
    General Local Government Support: $395,000
    Highways: $392,000
    Health and Hospitals: $317,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,450,000
    Other License: $116,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,462,000

Smith County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $658,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $700,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,866,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $759,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Solid Waste Management: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $428,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,954,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,243,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $711,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Interest Earnings: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $196,000
    Sale of Property: $135,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $372,000
    Regular Highways: $38,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $915,000
    General Local Government Support: $395,000
    Highways: $392,000
    Health and Hospitals: $317,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,450,000
    Other License: $116,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,462,000

Smith County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $658,000
    Other: $155,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $700,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,866,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $759,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Solid Waste Management: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    General Public Buildings: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $428,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,954,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,243,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $711,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $537,000
    Interest Earnings: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $196,000
    Sale of Property: $135,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $372,000
    Regular Highways: $38,000
    Libraries: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $915,000
    General Local Government Support: $395,000
    Highways: $392,000
    Health and Hospitals: $317,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,450,000
    Other License: $116,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,462,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 784
  • Number of aged recipients: 101
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 683
  • Number of recipients under 18: 160
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 410
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 214
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 352
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 340
Most common first names in Smith County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13070.6 years
John10875.3 years
William10175.7 years
Robert7672.8 years
Mary6774.4 years
George4772.6 years
Willie4272.8 years
Annie3977.2 years
Charles3865.1 years
Joe3270.2 years
Most common last names in Smith County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan10272.6 years
Craft9077.6 years
Thornton7277.6 years
Blakeney7073.0 years
Barnes6972.6 years
Jones6572.2 years
Blackwell5771.9 years
Johnson4672.9 years
Duckworth4473.9 years
Smith4479.1 years

Businesses in Smith County, MS

  • H&R Block: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 2