Lafayette County MS Information

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lafayette County MS Housing Affordability Index is 124
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

Lafayette County MS Wealth Index is 73
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 57,115
Population in Households 50,997
Population in Families 34,745
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,118
Population Density 90
Diversity Index1 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,464
Average Household Income $69,945
Per Capita Income $27,356
Wealth Index3 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 27,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,914 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,202 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,707 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $194,732
Housing Affordability Index2 124
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,116
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 11,685
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 2.05% 1.7%
Households 2.03% 1.89%
Families 1.66% 1.65%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

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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, 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 # 14 84th
Population Density # 17 80th
Diversity Index # 49 41st
Median Household Income # 9 90th
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

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