Lafayette County, Mississippi Population 2018

Lafayette County, Mississippi's estimated population is 54,374 with a growth rate of 4.18% 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
201754,3742,1814.18%
201652,193-1,286-2.40%
201653,4798251.57%
201552,6548261.59%
201451,8284430.86%
201351,3851,2032.40%
201250,1821,8343.79%
201148,3487821.64%
201047,56615,74049.46%
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%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White37,679
Black or African American12,503
Asian1,001
Two or More Races639
Some Other Race295
American Indian and Alaska Native45
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander31

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lafayette County, Mississippi Median Age

29.2


Total

28.6


Male

29.6


Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Adults

There are 42,746 adults, (5,846 of which are seniors) in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Age Dependency

41.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

26,816

51.38%

Male

25,377

48.62%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lafayette County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lafayette County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
All58.1%41.9%
Male56.1%43.9%
Female52.4%47.6%
Non Family37%63%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,7882.558.1
Non Family8,1621.6437
Married7,2443.184.1
Female2,4493.452.4
Male9333.0956.1

3.1

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette County, Mississippi Households

Lafayette County, Mississippi Education

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9453.20%
9th to 12th Grade2,1857.41%
High School Graduate6,15720.87%
Some College6,46521.92%
Associates Degree2,0226.85%
Bachelors Degree6,75222.89%
Graduate Degree4,97416.86%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,07019,4659,828
Black7,1015,7971,284
Hispanic552332111
Asian542542438
Multiple Races23822667
Other Race19841
Islander313121
Native American999

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%.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,576$37,216$28,096
Less Than High School$21,722$25,341$11,971
High School Grad$27,262$30,521$22,231
Some College$28,654$31,596$23,484
Bachelors Degree$33,405$44,250$28,896
Graduate Degree$55,423$69,861$49,359

$31,576

Average Earnings

$37,216

Average Male

$28,096

Average Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

94.58% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.42% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.28% of the population.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,5627,08521.76%
Black11,8603,93533.18%
Hispanic1,17051143.68%
Asian94430532.31%
Multiple5617813.90%
Other2853311.58%
Native45920.00%

25.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.83%

Male Poverty Rate

25.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 43.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Other, with 11.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.27%.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.07%
High School15.75%
Some College10.10%
Bachelors or Greater8.27%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed52.67%
Female Unemployed48.65%
Female Employed16.87%
Male Employed15.14%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,162$62,305
Families$65,949$85,994
Married Families$81,272$
Non Families$20,688$29,626

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by War

2,123

Number of Veterans

1,977

Male Veterans

146

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam735
First Gulf War370
World War II276
Second Gulf War248
Korea203

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+619
65 to 74479
55 to 64479
35 to 54427
18 to 34119

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7925.68%
Black2712.80%
Asian354.19%
Hawaiian1032.26%
Hispanic90.98%
Other93.90%
2 or More61.53%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

9.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment Status

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Age

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lafayette County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Oxford1901923290427122.46%
Abbeville417430133.12%
Taylor3223725015.53%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990