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Lucedale, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Lucedale had a population of 3,044 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lucedale is located at latitude 30.9312 and longitude -88.5959 in George County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lucedale (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. George County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Lucedale (GNIS ID: 2404968) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lucedale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Lucedale, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,044
Population in Households 2,559
Population in Familes 2,164
Population in Group Qrtrs 485
Population Density1 476
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 989
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 691
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 679 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $95,600
Average Home Value $115,265


Median Household Income $36,028
Average Household Income $48,763
Per Capita Income $16,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.76%
Households 0.87% 0.85%
Families 1.84% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Lucedale, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lucedale to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 94 74th
Population Density1 # 183 50th
Diversity Index2 # 195 46th
Median Household Income # 130 64th
Per Capita Income # 224 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.