Lamar County, Mississippi Population 2019

Lamar County, Mississippi's estimated population is 61,426 with a growth rate of 0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Mississippi is the 11th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201862,4471,0211.66%
201761,4261540.25%
201661,2723910.64%
201560,8817921.32%
201460,0899861.67%
201359,1031,0281.77%
201258,0757681.34%
201157,3071,2652.26%
201056,04225,61884.20%
199030,4246,60327.72%
198023,8218,61256.62%
197015,2091,53411.22%
196013,6754503.40%
195013,2251,1299.33%
194012,096-752-5.85%
193012,848-21-0.16%
192012,8691,1289.61%
191011,7410.00%

Lamar County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White46,017
Black or African American12,076
Asian843
Two or More Races821
Some Other Race718
American Indian and Alaska Native42

Lamar County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Lamar County, Mississippi Median Age

34.7


Total

33.7


Male

35.5


Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Adults

There are 45,192 adults, (7,424 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Mississippi.

Lamar County, Mississippi Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

31,511

52.07%

Male

29,006

47.93%

Lamar County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lamar County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lamar County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
Male81.1%18.9%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family55.6%44.4%
Female37.5%62.5%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,0222.7368.1
Married11,7273.1782.3
Non Family6,2581.5255.6
Female3,1923.3937.5
Male8453.2281.1

3.15

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lamar County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2533.19%
9th to 12th Grade2,4536.24%
High School Graduate9,26523.58%
Some College8,93922.75%
Associates Degree3,2668.31%
Bachelors Degree8,91722.69%
Graduate Degree5,20413.24%

Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,14828,38511,514
Black6,9276,0902,021
Asian604592376
Hispanic31723183
Multiple Races25825482
Other Race1588135
Native American423828

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 98.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 66.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,815$46,943$30,170
Less Than High School$21,420$35,070$
High School Grad$27,249$33,838$23,574
Some College$31,058$41,442$22,747
Bachelors Degree$45,606$55,888$36,137
Graduate Degree$53,566$65,667$49,310

$36,815

Average Earnings

$46,943

Average Male

$30,170

Average Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

Lamar County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

96.08% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,8925,28511.77%
Black11,9143,14626.41%
Hispanic1,54373247.44%
Multiple81251863.79%
Other71833246.24%
Asian8439611.39%
Native421126.19%

16.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.59%

Male Poverty Rate

17.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 63.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is Asian, with 11.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.04%
High School14.36%
Some College11.82%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.29%
Male Unemployed20.10%
Female Employed15.17%
Male Employed7.63%

Lamar County, Mississippi Income

Lamar County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,129$74,551
Families$72,002$86,925
Married Families$84,868-
Non Families$28,282$41,252

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Lamar 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.

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans

3,908

Number of Veterans

3,577

Male Veterans

331

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,300
Vietnam1,209
Second Gulf War1,013
Korea209
World War II151

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8728.20%
Black98911.92%
2 or More205.33%
Asian203.23%
Hispanic181.93%
Other71.79%

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

6.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lamar County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hattiesburg 457514692611752.57%
Purvis217323411687.73%
Lumberton 208022261467.02%
Sumrall1417172831121.95%
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