Lafayette County MS Information

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Lafayette County Subdivisions

Lafayette County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 54,552
Population in Households 48,003
Population in Familes 32,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,549
Population Density1 86
Diversity Index2 47
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,008
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 11,247
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,332 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,676 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,464 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $175,718
Average Home Value $215,858
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,977
Average Household Income $60,743
Per Capita Income $23,978
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.29% 1.83%
Households 2.18% 2.16%
Families 1.84% 1.94%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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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Lafayette County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 14 84th
Population Density1 # 17 80th
Diversity Index2 # 48 43rd
Median Household Income # 12 87th
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

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