Lauderdale County MS Information


Lauderdale County Subdivisions

Lauderdale County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 80,655
Population in Households 77,020
Population in Familes 62,643
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,635
Population Density1 115
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 31,110
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 20,298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,121 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,989 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,963 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $99,048
Average Home Value $135,054


Median Household Income $38,869
Average Household Income $57,786
Per Capita Income $22,979
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% -0.15%
Households 0.01% -0.22%
Families -0.21% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.


Lauderdale County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lauderdale County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 8 91st
Population Density1 # 11 88th
Diversity Index2 # 14 84th
Median Household Income # 21 76th
Per Capita Income # 11 88th

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