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Population (year 2000): 6,956. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,415 (+6.6% change)
Males: 3,143 (45.2%), Females: 3,813 (54.8%)
Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $28,789 (year 2000)
Median house value: $64,100 (year 2000)
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Races in Amory:
- White Non-Hispanic (69.4%)
- Black (29.2%)
- Hispanic (0.8%)
- Two or more races (0.6%)
Ancestries: United States (12.6%), English (8.9%), Irish (6.0%), German (4.0%), Scottish (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).
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Elevation: 243 feet
Land area: 7.5 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Amory
- High school or higher: 70.8%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
- Unemployed: 6.3%
- Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Amory city
- Never married: 23.3%
- Now married: 49.8%
- Separated: 2.5%
- Widowed: 12.4%
- Divorced: 12.1%
1.1% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -220 (-3.1%).
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Tuscaloosa, (84.7 miles pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (119.2 miles pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (545.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: MS (4.0 miles Hatley, MS (8.3 miles Smithville, MS (11.8 miles Nettleton, MS (12.1 miles Aberdeen, MS (17.4 miles Shannon, MS (18.4 miles Okolona, Gattman, MS (18.6 miles) , MS (19.8 miles Plantersville,
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,500
- 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $78,000
- 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $95,700
- 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,600
- 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $68,700
- 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,800
- 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,800
- 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,800
- 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,100
- 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $170,700
Latitude: 33.99 N, Longitude: 88.48 W
Area code: 662
Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.6%), Educational,health and social services (19.5%), Retail trade (14.1%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,293 (+33.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,671 (59.4%)
Crime in Amory by Year
|Type ||2001 ||2002 ||2003 ||2004 |
|Murders ||1 ||0 ||2 ||0 |
| per 100,000 ||14.4 ||0.0 ||28.8 ||0.0 |
|Rapes ||0 ||3 ||2 ||6 |
| per 100,000 ||0.0 ||43.1 ||28.8 ||86.3 |
|Robberies ||3 ||1 ||3 ||3 |
| per 100,000 ||43.1 ||14.4 ||43.1 ||43.1 |
|Assaults ||24 ||6 ||7 ||10 |
| per 100,000 ||345.0 ||86.3 ||100.6 ||143.8 |
|Burglaries ||70 ||95 ||72 ||87 |
| per 100,000 ||1006.3 ||1365.7 ||1035.1 ||1250.7 |
|Thefts ||306 ||367 ||374 ||358 |
| per 100,000 ||4399.1 ||5276.0 ||5376.7 ||5146.6 |
|Auto thefts ||18 ||13 ||7 ||5 |
| per 100,000 ||258.8 ||186.9 ||100.6 ||71.9 |
| ||363.4 ||360.4 ||368.9 ||375.4 |
Average climate in Amory, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Amory-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the Amory city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.
On 4/29/1963, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Hospital/medical center in Amory:
- GILMORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1105 EARL FRYE BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Amory:
- PIONEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF ABERDEEN (about 12 miles; ABERDEEN, MS)
- OKOLONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; OKOLONA, MS)
- NORTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; TUPELO, MS)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amory:
- COLUMBUS AFB (about 25 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; ID: CBM)
- TUPELO RGNL (about 28 miles; TUPELO, MS; ID: TUP)
- GOLDEN TRIANGLE REGIONAL (about 38 miles; COLUMBUS/W POINT/STARKVILL, MS; ID: GTR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amory:
- MONROE COUNTY (about 9 miles; ABERDEEN/AMORY, MS; ID: M40)
- STINSON FIELD MUNI (about 12 miles; ABERDEEN, MS; ID: 3A8)
- OKOLONA MUNI-RICHARD STOVALL FIELD (about 17 miles; OKOLONA, MS; ID: 5A4)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amory:
- ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; FULTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,673)
- MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (about 35 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; FT enrollment: 2,115)
- MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; FT enrollment: 14,613)
- NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,628)
- UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 78 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; FT enrollment: 11,068)
- UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 78 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 17,453)
- NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 80 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; FT enrollment: 2,669)
Public high schools in Amory:
- AMORY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 519; Location: 1006 SAM HASKELL CIRCLE; Grades: 09 - 12)
- AMORY VOC TECH COMPLEX (Location: 1006 SAM HASKELL CIRCLE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Amory:
- AMORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 165; Location: 60035 COUNTY BARN RD; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amory:
- HATLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,036; Location: 60186 HATLEY ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
- AMORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 1530 CONCORD DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
- AMORY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 700 2ND AVENUE NORTH; Grades: 06 - 08)
- WEST AMORY SCHOOL (Students: 395; Location: 704 111TH STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
- BECKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 149; Location: 52251 HWY 25 SOUTH; Grades: KG - 06)
Notable locations in Amory: Amory Golf Course (A), West Amory Community Center (B), Amory City Hall (C), Amory Community Center (D), Amory Municipal Library (E), Amory Regional Museum (F).
Shopping Center: Glenndale Shopping Center (1).
Churches in Amory include: Saint James Methodist Church (A), Saint Helens Catholic Church (B), Saint Andrews United Methodist Church (C), Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ (D), Carters Chapel Pentecostal Church of God (E), East Amory Missionary Baptist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Christian Church (H).
Cemetery: Haughton Memorial Park (1).
Lake: McAlpine Lake (A).
Parks in Amory include: Gilmore Park (1), Frisco Park (2), Carlos Moore Park (3).
Amory compared to Mississippi state average:
- Median household income below state average.
- Median house value below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly above 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 above state average.
- Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
- Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Amory:
- WAMY (1580 AM; 1 kW; AMORY, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
- WFTO (1330 AM; 5 kW; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
- WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
- WWZQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
- WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
- WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
- WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WELO (580 AM; 1 kW; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Amory:
- WAFM (95.3 FM; AMORY, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
- WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
- WFTA (101.9 FM; FULTON, MS; Owner: AIR SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
- WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
- WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Amory:
- WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
- WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
- W39CD (Channel 38; FULTON, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- W49BK (Channel 49; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
- W14BW (Channel 14; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
- W32BH (Channel 32; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
- W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
- W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
- W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
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