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Lucedale, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Lucedale had a population of 3,085 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Lucedale is located at latitude 30.9252 and longitude -88.59 in George County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lucedale encompass a land area of 6.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. George County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Lucedale (GNIS ID: 2404968) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lucedale is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of George County.


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Lucedale, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lucedale, MS Housing Affordability Index is 195
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Lucedale, MS Wealth Index is 54
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,085 (100%)
Population in Households 2,603 (84.4%)
Population in Families 2,191 (71.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 482 (15.6%)
Population Density 483
Diversity Index2 43
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,136
Average Household Income $57,297
Per Capita Income $18,304
Wealth Index4 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 753 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $116,477
Housing Affordability Index3 195
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,000
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 689
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.58% 0.49%
Households 0.61% 0.57%
Families 1.01% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2019 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 # 93 75th
Population Density # 176 52nd
Diversity Index # 211 42nd
Median Household Income # 113 69th
Per Capita Income # 220 40th

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