Lamar County MS Information


Lamar County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 59,391
Population in Households 59,082
Population in Familes 47,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 309
Population Density2 120
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $55,537
Average Household Income $75,555
Per Capita Income $29,599


Total Housing Units 25,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,428 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,724 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,552 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $179,390
Average Home Value $207,877


Total Households 23,152
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 15,612
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 0.79% 0.98%
Households 0.88% 1.04%
Families 0.67% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.34%


Lamar County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar 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 # 12 87th
Population Density # 10 89th
Diversity Index # 61 28th
Median Household Income # 4 96th
Per Capita Income # 3 98th

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