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Lucedale, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Lucedale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in George County at latitude 30.9312 and longitude -88.5959. George County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lucedale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lucedale, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lucedale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Lucedale, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,087
Population in Households 2,564
Population in Familes 2,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 523
Population Density1 483
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 992
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 692
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 687 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $96,824
Average Home Value $117,103


Median Household Income $33,287
Average Household Income $45,909
Per Capita Income $15,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.29% 0.92%
Households 1.15% 1.07%
Families 2.31% 0.96%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 179 51st
Diversity Index2 # 192 47th
Median Household Income # 177 51st
Per Capita Income # 262 28th

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