Lafayette County, Mississippi Population 2019

Lafayette County, Mississippi's estimated population is 54,237 with a growth rate of 1.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette County, Mississippi is the 14th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201854,7935561.03%
201754,2377451.39%
201653,4927491.42%
201552,7437131.37%
201452,0304670.91%
201351,5631,3412.67%
201250,2221,8273.78%
201148,3958281.74%
201047,56715,74149.46%
199031,8267962.57%
198031,0306,84928.32%
197024,1812,82613.23%
196021,355-1,443-6.33%
195022,7981,5417.25%
194021,2571,2796.40%
193019,9787353.82%
192019,243-2,640-12.06%
191021,883-227-1.03%
190022,1101,5577.58%
189020,553-1,118-5.16%
188021,6712,86915.26%
187018,8022,67716.60%
186016,1252,05614.61%
185014,0697,538115.42%
18406,5310.00%

How Many People Live in Lafayette County, Mississippi?

54,237

Population by Race

Race Population
White37,814
Black or African American12,579
Asian1,110
Two or More Races594
Some Other Race590
American Indian and Alaska Native32
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander25

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Lafayette County, Mississippi Median Age

29.3


Total

28.9


Male

29.8


Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Adults

There are 43,163 adults, (5,896 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Age Dependency

41.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

27,133

51.44%

Male

25,611

48.56%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lafayette County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lafayette County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83%17%
Male62%38%
All58.4%41.6%
Female49.3%50.7%
Non Family38.4%61.6%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,7672.4158.4
Non Family8,4441.638.4
Married7,7532.9983
Female2,7253.0649.3
Male8452.9862

2.95

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8542.84%
9th to 12th Grade2,3077.67%
High School Graduate5,67118.87%
Some College6,39021.26%
Associates Degree2,2577.51%
Bachelors Degree6,81422.67%
Graduate Degree5,76619.18%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,31419,78810,512
Black7,2225,9141,405
Hispanic677409115
Asian627612494
Other Race3489434
Multiple Races15415441
Islander252517
Native American161616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,320$40,422$27,274
Less Than High School$21,503$27,125$13,125
High School Grad$26,741$30,968$23,331
Some College$28,125$32,587$25,578
Bachelors Degree$36,317$43,417$27,730
Graduate Degree$56,676$73,914$49,147

$32,320

Average Earnings

$40,422

Average Male

$27,274

Average Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

94.54% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,6866,88121.05%
Black11,9994,12434.37%
Hispanic1,24150440.61%
Asian1,04529728.42%
Other56124042.78%
Multiple4925410.98%
Native321650.00%

25.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.73%

Male Poverty Rate

25.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Native, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 10.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.39%
High School15.54%
Some College11.09%
Bachelors or Greater8.22%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.24%
Female Unemployed46.65%
Female Employed16.50%
Male Employed15.83%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,019$65,957
Families$68,141$89,759
Married Families$87,858-
Non Families$23,430$32,426

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans

1,907

Number of Veterans

1,778

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam699
First Gulf War345
World War II215
Second Gulf War197
Korea150

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6005.04%
Black2322.38%
Asian545.86%
Hispanic80.82%
Other82.05%
Hawaiian832.00%
2 or More51.57%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

9.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment Status

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lafayette County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Oxford1901923290427122.46%
Abbeville417430133.12%
Taylor3223725015.53%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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