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Lumberton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Lumberton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lamar County at latitude 31.0065 and longitude -89.4607. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 295 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Lumberton 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.

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


Total Population 2,122
Population in Households 2,112
Population in Familes 1,789
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 293
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 796
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 553
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 250 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $84,651
Average Home Value $103,571


Median Household Income $27,508
Average Household Income $44,058
Per Capita Income $16,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.4% 0.93%
Households 0.6% 1.01%
Families 0.83% 0.85%
Median Household Income   5.33%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
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.

Lumberton, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lumberton 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 # 118 68th
Population Density1 # 263 28th
Diversity Index2 # 126 65th
Median Household Income # 262 28th
Per Capita Income # 211 42nd

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