Lamar County, Mississippi Population 2018

Lamar County, Mississippi's estimated population is 61,374 with a growth rate of 2.94% 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
201761,3741,7512.94%
201659,623-1,607-2.62%
201661,2304030.66%
201560,8277671.28%
201460,0609651.63%
201359,0951,0121.74%
201258,0837751.35%
201157,3081,2592.25%
201056,04925,62584.23%
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
White45,452
Black or African American11,863
Asian848
Two or More Races769
Some Other Race606
American Indian and Alaska Native85

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

Lamar County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Lamar County, Mississippi Median Age

34.3


Total

33.3


Male

35


Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Adults

There are 44,419 adults, (6,857 of which are seniors) in Lamar County, Mississippi.

Lamar County, Mississippi Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

30,937

51.89%

Male

28,686

48.11%

Lamar County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lamar County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lamar County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All66.8%33.2%
Male66.4%33.6%
Non Family54.6%45.4%
Female40.5%59.5%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamar County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,8002.7266.8
Married11,3963.1881.2
Non Family6,0331.5554.6
Female3,4693.1340.5
Male9023.1366.4

3.12

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lamar County, Mississippi Households

Lamar County, Mississippi Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0402.70%
9th to 12th Grade2,0075.21%
High School Graduate9,31224.19%
Some College8,81922.91%
Associates Degree3,1498.18%
Bachelors Degree9,06223.54%
Graduate Degree5,10313.26%

Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,45028,20611,826
Black6,7326,0071,837
Asian500489235
Hispanic451392143
Multiple Races28628160
Other Race20315943
Native American787548

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 98.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 61.54%.

Lamar County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,897$43,356$27,500
Less Than High School$22,537$30,393$13,885
High School Grad$26,502$31,864$20,269
Some College$27,166$40,572$22,178
Bachelors Degree$46,698$53,527$37,160
Graduate Degree$51,928$54,888$47,130

$35,897

Average Earnings

$43,356

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

Lamar County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

96.22% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.04% of the population.

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,3885,34812.05%
Black11,6883,01825.82%
Hispanic1,46850034.06%
Multiple75834545.51%
Asian84831737.38%
Other60614223.43%
Native852529.41%

16.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.04%

Male Poverty Rate

17.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 45.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is White, with 12.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.04%.

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.24%
High School17.56%
Some College11.46%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.23%
Male Unemployed21.66%
Female Employed14.07%
Male Employed9.19%

Lamar County, Mississippi Income

Lamar County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,888$73,967
Families$66,557$85,259
Married Families$81,476$
Non Families$31,420$42,500

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by War

3,559

Number of Veterans

3,213

Male Veterans

346

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,151
First Gulf War1,063
Second Gulf War767
Korea160
World War II135

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,304
65 to 74884
55 to 64651
75+515
18 to 34205

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6347.64%
Black88610.96%
2 or More338.19%
Hispanic141.56%
Other62.05%

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

5.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment Status

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment by Age

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment by Education

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%
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