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Population (year 2000): 12,145. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,582 (-4.6% change)
Males: 5,491 (45.2%), Females: 6,654 (54.8%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.2 years
Median household income: $26,404 (year 2000)
Median house value: $60,500 (year 2000)

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Races in West Point:

  • Black (56.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)

Ancestries: Irish (5.7%), United States (5.7%), English (4.9%), German (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), French (1.1%).

New! Point, Mississippi forum

Elevation: 240 feet

Land area: 20.8 square miles

West

For population 25 years and over in West Point

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Point city

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +3,357 (+38.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Tuscaloosa, (81.6 miles pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (126.5 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (533.4 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (13.2 miles Artesia, AFB, MS (14.3 miles Columbus MS (15.2 miles Starkville, MS (16.7 miles Aberdeen, MS Columbus, (17.8 miles MS (20.8 miles Crawford, MS (23.0 miles Caledonia, Hope, MS New (25.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 35 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 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

Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 88.65 W

Area code: 662


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.2%), Educational,health and social services (20.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,870 (+23.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,507 (74.5%)


 

Crime in West Point by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 2 1
    per 100,000 8.2 0.0 16.5 8.2
Rapes 11 12 16 10
    per 100,000 90.6 98.8 131.7 82.3
Robberies 20 20 12 9
    per 100,000 164.7 164.7 98.8 74.1
Assaults 22 31 32 27
    per 100,000 181.1 255.2 263.5 222.3
Burglaries 184 142 166 191
    per 100,000 1515.0 1169.2 1366.8 1572.7
Thefts 295 246 312 343
    per 100,000 2429.0 2025.5 2569.0 2824.2
Auto thefts 0 4 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 32.9 8.2 8.2
333.3 305.5 350.6 331.6


Average climate in West Point, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West

West Point-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the West Point city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 3/11/1963, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in West Point:
  • CLAY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (835 MEDICAL CENTER DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near West Point:
  • OKTIBBEHA COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEM HOSP/GOLDEN TRIANGLE INC (about 17 miles; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • PIONEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF ABERDEEN (about 18 miles; ABERDEEN, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Point:
  • GOLDEN TRIANGLE REGIONAL (about 12 miles; COLUMBUS/W POINT/STARKVILL, MS; ID: GTR)
  • COLUMBUS AFB (about 16 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; ID: CBM)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 47 miles; TUPELO, MS; ID: TUP)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Point:
  • MCCHAREN FIELD (about 2 miles; WEST POINT, MS; ID: M83)
  • OKTIBBEHA (about 9 miles; STARKVILLE, MS; ID: M51)
  • STINSON FIELD MUNI (about 18 miles; ABERDEEN, MS; ID: 3A8)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 19 $59,986 $37,885 0 $0
Health 1 $1,854 $22,248 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,496 $29,952 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 8 $20,588 $30,882 0 $0
Water Supply 14 $40,250 $34,500 1 $1,624
Firefighters 29 $91,728 $37,956 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $8,618 $20,683 2 $992
Police Protection - Officers 25 $62,784 $30,136 2 $1,124
Judicial and Legal 6 $11,034 $22,068 1 $52
Streets and Highways 9 $21,530 $28,706 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $16,974 $22,632 2 $2,066
Solid Waste Management 7 $10,974 $18,812 0 $0
Sewerage 8 $18,668 $28,002 0 $0
Financial Administration 10 $36,320 $43,584 1 $1,080
Other Government Administration 1 $4,166 $49,992 5 $7,500
Totals for Government 152 $407,970 $32,208 14 $14,438


Colleges/Universities in West Point:
  • MARY HOLMES COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 227; Location: HWY 50 W; Private, not-for-profit; Website: Maryholmes.edu)
  • GIBSON BARBER AND BEAUTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 45; Location: 120 E MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Point:
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 14,613)
  • MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (about 17 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; FT enrollment: 2,115)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; FULTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 73 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,628)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 77 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 17,453)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 81 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; FT enrollment: 11,068)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 85 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 3,635)
Public high schools in West Point:
  • WEST POINT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,089; Location: 950 ESHMAN AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST POINT VOC COMP (Location: EAST CHURCH HILL ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in West Point:
  • OAK HILL ACADEMY (Students: 673; Location: 800 N ESHMAN; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Point:
  • FIFTH STREET SCHOOL (Students: 594; Location: 620 FIFTH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CENTRAL SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 634 E WESTBROOK STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • CHURCH HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 512; Location: 400 CHURCH HILL ROAD; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • SOUTH SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 511; Location: 400 UNION DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 04)
  • EAST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 813 E BROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CATHERINE BRYAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 510 CALHOUN STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
  • WEST SIDE SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 126 TRAVIS STREET; Grades: 04 - 08)
Library in West Point:
  • TOMBIGBEE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $841,317; Location: 338 COMMERCE STREET; 110,464 books; 1,881 audio materials; 2,177 video materials; 264 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in West Point: Bryan Memorial Library (A), Clay County Courthouse (B), West Point City Hall (C).

Shopping Centers: Point Plaza Shopping Center (1), West Point Shopping Center (2), Westland Shopping Center (3).

Churches in West Point include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Bible Believers Fellowship Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Christ Methodist Church (D), Church of God (E), Pilgrim Grove Church (F), Davidson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Old Aberdeen Road Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Westbrook Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs: Hawkins Lake (A), Lake Wooten (B), Proctor Lake (C).

Parks in West Point include: Half Mile Park (1), West Point City Park (2), Chuck Keys Field (3), Bruce Field (4), Stumpy Wood Field (5), Sportsman Park (6), Marshall Park (7), Zuber Park (8).

Post office: (A).  


West Point compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 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)
  • WSSO (1230 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WWZQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WACR (1050 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)

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)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • W205AQ (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W05BV (Channel 5; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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