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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 2016

 Current population in a 50 mile radius (2016)

                                      364,973

 Current Grenada County Population (2010)

                                        21,906

 Median Age

                                        40.5

 Owner-Occupied Homes

                                        5,706

 

 

 Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Data; (updated August 2016)

Labor

Labor Force and Unemployment 

2015 Avg Annual

Total
Labor Force

 Number
Unemployed

Unemployment
Rate

 - Grenada County

9,549

8,900

6.1%

 - Workforce Area          (50 Mile Radius)

146,083

11,482

8.18%

 

 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Revised September 2016 ; Workforce Area includes the counties of Grenada, Attala, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Coahoma, Holmes, Lafayette, Leflore, Montgomery, Panola, Pontotoc, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Webster, Yalobusha.

Employers

Grenada County Employment by Sector 

Industry Sector

Number of
Establishments

Number
Employed

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

                 9

                63

Utilities

                  4

                  21

Construction

                 29

                127

Manufacturing

                 30

                2,652

Wholesale

                 29

                204

Retail

                 113

                1,235

Transportation, Information

                 24

                 237

Finance & Insurance, Real Estate

                 55

                 292

Technical Services

                  31

                 160

Education and Health Care Services

                  99

                 2,683

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

             9              57
Accomodations & Food Services              50              890

Other services (except public administration) & Unclassified Establishments

             31

             115

Public Administration

              8

             369

Total All Private Sector

             518

          9,579

Total Government and Nonprofit

             8

           369

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES

             526

           9,948

Source: MDES Covered Emoloyment & Wages Report, 2014 

50 Mile Radius Employment by Sector

Industry Sector

Number of 
Establishments

Number 
Employed

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

               163

            1,372

Mining

                 58

               662

Construction

                 12

               246

Manufacturing

               267

            9,914

Wholesale

               347

            6,168

Retail

            1,659

           13,340

Transportation Warehousing, Information, Utilities

               576

             5,155

Finance & Insurance, Real Estate

               999

             3,021

Business and Professional Services

               762

             4,144

Education and Health Care Services

            1,107

           27,388

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

                92                653
Accomodations & Food Services               647             8,627

Other services (except public administration) & Unclassified Establishments

           1,621

            5,471

Public Administration

              984

           11,946

Total All Private Sector 

              9,210      

             94,460

Total Government and Nonprofit

                  984

             11,946

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES

            10,194

           106,406

Source: esri 2016 Data (Updated September 2016)

 

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, 2014; National Center for Children in Poverty 2006 Data  (updated 2014)

Education & Training

4-Year Universities and Colleges 2015 Fall Enrollment

Institution

Location

Distance

FTE Enrollment

Public / Private

Mississippi Valley State University            (662) 254-9041

Itta Bena

35.8 miles

2,222

Public

University of Mississippi Main Campus     (662) 915-7211

Oxford

43.6 miles

19,996

Public

DeltaStateUniversity                                     

(662) 846-3000

Cleveland

59.0 miles

4,785

Public

Mississippi State University                      (662) 325-2323

Starkville

63.1 miles 

20,429

Public

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (www.nces.ed.gov) Data (updated September 2016)

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 Nov 2015)

Utilities

 Electric Power Providers

Name

Services

Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association                        

(662) 563-4742

Tennessee Valley Authority      

(662) 690-3629

  • 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 September 2016)

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 of taxable income is taxed at 3% in 2016 and 2017. Starting in 2018 corporations and individuals will progressibly exempt $1,000 of taxable income per year untill all $5,000 are exempted by 2022. After 2022, There will be no income tax on the first $5,000 of income.

Next $5,000 - $10,000 of taxable income will be taxed at 4%

Income in excess of $10,000 will be taxed at 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.

Important: The corporate franchise tax will be phased out by decreasing the current tax of $2.50 for each $1,000 of capital value by 25 cents each year until 2027. Also begining in 2018, the first $100,000 of capital value will be exempt from the tax.

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 September 2016)

Safety

Crime Rate

Jurisdiction

Property Crime
Rate per 100,000

Violent Crime
Rate per 100,000 

City of Grenada

4,369.0

635

County of Grenada

122

17

State of Mississippi

2,985.0

269.7

United States

2,941.9

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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