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Demographics Library

Thank you for visiting Grenada, Mississippi!  We have gathered a comprehensive set of community demographic data and compiled that in our data center displayed below.

Demographic Overview

 Demographic Overview Year 2010

 Current local population (2011)

                                       21,706

 Average Household Size

                                        2.48

 Median Age

                                        39.4

 Owner-Occupied Homes

                                        5,841

 Total Housing Units

                                       10,155

 Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Data; (updated on Jul 2012)

Labor

Labor Force and Unemployment

2011 Avg Annual

Total
Labor Force

 Number
Unemployed

Unemployment
Rate

 - City of Grenada

9,480

1,060

11.2%

 - Workforce Area1

54,420

6,730

12.25%

 2010 Avg Annual

  - City of Grenada

9,310

1,110

11.9%

  - Workforce Area1

53,940

6,770

12.5%

 2009 Avg Annual

  - City of Grenada

9,100

1,110

12.2%

  - Workforce Area1

52,630

6,450

12.33%

 Source: Mississippi Department of Employment Security, www.mdes.ms.gov Revised on Apr 20 2012 (updated on Jun 2012); Workforce Area1 includes the counties of Calhoun, Carroll, Grenada, Leflore, Montgomery, Tallahatchie, Webster & Yalobusha

Employers

Employment by Sector

Industry Sector

Number of
Establishments

Number
Employed

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

                 15

                135

Mining

                  2

                 9

Construction

                 45

                335

Manufacturing

                 35

                3,630

Wholesale

                 42

                302

Retail

                 187

                1,389

Transportation Warehousing, Information, Utilities

                 48

                 375

Finance & Insurance, Real Estate

                 129

                 550

Business and Professional Services

                  69

                 840

Education and Health Care Services

                  93

                 2,093

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

             10              75
Accomodations & Food Services              63              823

Other services (except public administration) & Unclassified Establishments

             166

             576

Public Administration

              64

             659

Total All Private Sector

             904

          11,132

Total Government and Nonprofit

             64

           659

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES

             968

           11,791

Source: esri 2012 Data (Updated on Jun 2012)

Labor Costs

Employment Taxes & Mandated Benefits

Tax / Benefit

Rate / Basis

Administering Agency

Unemployment Insurance

Tax rates for employers vary from 0.2% to 5.4%. Taxes are paid on the first $14,000.00 of wages for each employee each year, and are due on or before the last day of the month immediately after the calendar quarter.In addition to state unemployment taxes, certain federal taxes are generally due. Information on the federal unemployment taxes may be secured from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This info only applies to State of Mississippi unemployment taxes.

Mississippi Dept of Employment Security

Family Leave

Employers of 50 or more employees required to provide up to 12 weeks job-protected, unpaid leave to employees who have worked for at least 12 months and for 1,250 hours when seriously ill; or to care for a new child, or a seriously ill child, spouse, or parent. (2006)

National Center for Children in Poverty

Source: Mississippi Dept. of Employment Security, 2011 Data; National Center for Children in Poverty 2006 Data  (updated on Jun 2012)

Education & Training

4-Year Universities and Colleges 2010 Fall Enrollment

Institution

Location

Distance

FTE Enrollment

Public / Private

Mississippi Valley State University            (662) 254-9041

Itta Bena

35.8 miles

2,636

Public

University of Mississippi Main Campus     (662) 915-7211

Oxford

43.6 miles

17,085

Public

DeltaStateUniversity                                     

(662) 846-3000

Cleveland

59.0 miles

4,327

Public

Mississippi State University                      (662) 325-2323

Starkville

63.1 miles 

19,644

Public

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (www.nces.ed.gov) 2010 Data (updated on Jun 2012)

Transportation

Distance to Markets

City

Distance in Miles / Direction

Drive Time

Atlanta, GA

367.5 miles / East

5 hours 55 minutes

Chicago, IL

630.4 miles / Northeast

8 hours 56 minutes

Dallas, TX

515.3 miles / Southwest

7 hours 23 minutes

Jackson, MS

113 / Southwest

1 hours 44 minutes

Memphis, TN

99 miles / North

1 hour 29 minutes

New Orleans, LA

300.9 miles / South

4 hours 24 minutes

Source: Rand McNally, http://www.randmcnally.com/ (updated on JUn  2012)

Utilities

 Electric Power Providers

Name

Services

Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association                        

(662) 563-4742

Tennessee Valley Authority      

(662) 388-3172

  • Green Power Switch®
  • Weatherization
  • Security Lighting
  • Golden Advantage
  • Budget Billing
  • Bank Draft
  • Heat Pump Program

Entergy Mississippi               

(601) 969-2308

Source: Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association / Tennessee Valley Authority; Entergy Mississippi (updated on Jun 2012)

Taxes

Tax Profile – State of Mississippi
Tax Basis Rate Agency
Corporate Income Tax Unless a company is taxable in another state, this tax is based on company net taxable income

First $5,000 taxable income 3%

Next $5,000 of taxable income 4%

Remaining taxable income 5%

Mississippi State Tax Commission
Corporate Franchise Tax Assessed on the company’s capital value. Calculation is based on: capital stock issued and outstanding; and paid-in-capital, surplus, and trained earnings, including deferred taxes, deferred gains, deferred income, contingent liabilities, and other true reserves. $2.50 per $1,000 of Mississippi capital Mississippi State Tax Commission

Sales and Use Tax

All personal property sold within the State are considered taxable unless specifically exempted or assigned reduced rate by State law. Some services are also subject to sale tax.

Retail sales & use is 7% but the law does allow for a reduced rate for manufacturing machinery, equipment and industrial purposes of 1.5%

Sales tax on automobiles is 5% with trucks & tractors taxed at 3%

Contractors tax assessed on the construction of commercial real property is calculated as 3.5% of the contractors gross receipts.

Mississippi State Tax Commission

Source: Mississippi State Tax Commission (updated on Jun 2012)

Safety

Crime Rate

Jurisdiction

Property Crime
Rate per 100,000

Violent Crime
Rate per 100,000 

City of Grenada

4369.0

635

County of Grenada

122

17

State of Mississippi

2985.0

269.7

United States

2941.9

403.6

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, 2010 data, www.fbi.gov; ; 2009 Data for Grenada City from www.idcide.com ; (updated on Jun 2012)

Quality of Life

K-12 Education

Elementary Schools

Enrollment

Average Class Size

Test Scores

Grenada Elementary School (K-3)*

1,407

22

3rd Grade

Language – 54%

Math – 70%

Grenada Upper Elementary School (4-5)*

691

25

4th Grade

Language – 48%

Math – 59%

5th Grade

Language – 52%

Math – 61%

Grenada Middle Schools (6-8)*

1,020

24

6th Grade

Language – 59%

Math – 70%

7th Grade

Language – 57%

Math – 71%

8th Grade

Language – 60%

Math – 75%

Junior / High Schools

Enrollment / Graduation Rate

Avg. Class Size

Test Scores

Grenada High School (9-12)

1,215

22

SATP:***

Algebra – 85%

English – 85%

Biology – 68%

US History – 96%

Tie Plant School (Alternative School)

Not available

Not available

Not available

Source: Grenada School Distruct 2012; Mississippi Department of Education 2010-2011 – for Test Scores. (updated on Jun 2012)

* Specific test reference: Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) standard base testing for elementary / middle school students – (2010 Data)

*** Specific test reference: Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) – must pass to graduate (2010 Data)

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