Lamar County MS Information


Lamar County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 58,914
Population in Households 58,603
Population in Familes 47,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density1 119
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 22,899
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 15,481
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,836 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,063 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,840 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $174,788
Average Home Value $204,703


Median Household Income $51,897
Average Household Income $69,057
Per Capita Income $26,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.84%
Households 0.98% 0.88%
Families 0.75% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.


Lamar County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar 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 # 12 87th
Population Density1 # 10 89th
Diversity Index2 # 62 24th
Median Household Income # 4 96th
Per Capita Income # 3 98th

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