Lauderdale County MS Information


Lauderdale County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 78,920
Population in Households 75,201
Population in Familes 61,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,719
Population Density1 112
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $39,816
Average Household Income $59,092
Per Capita Income $23,640


Total Housing Units 34,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,871 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,738 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,089 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $99,873
Average Home Value $145,584


Total Households 30,609
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 19,917
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.5%
Households -0.19% -0.52%
Families -0.42% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


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, 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 # 8 91st
Population Density # 11 88th
Diversity Index # 15 84th
Median Household Income # 26 70th
Per Capita Income # 10 89th

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