Lafayette County MS Information


Lafayette County Subdivisions

Lafayette County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 56,405
Population in Households 50,287
Population in Familes 34,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,118
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $45,154
Average Household Income $67,677
Per Capita Income $26,472


Total Housing Units 27,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,465 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,157 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,595 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $184,042
Average Home Value $237,196


Total Households 21,622
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 11,532
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.14% 1.84%
Households 2.0% 1.98%
Families 1.7% 1.78%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.44%


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, 2018 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 Density # 17 80th
Diversity Index # 51 39th
Median Household Income # 10 89th
Per Capita Income # 5 95th

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