Lafayette County, Mississippi Population 2020

Lafayette County, Mississippi's estimated population is 55,905 with a growth rate of 1.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette County, Mississippi is the 13th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202055,9055561.00%
201955,3495561.01%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
1.00%
County Website
Founded
1836
County Seat

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,34571.73%
Black or African American12,72623.81%
Asian1,1172.09%
Two or More Races6221.16%
Some Other Race5501.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.03%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Lafayette County, Mississippi Median Age

29.9


Total

28.8


Male

30.5


Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Adults

There are 43,749 adults, (6,225 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Age Dependency

42.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

27,485

51.41%

Male

25,974

48.59%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lafayette County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lafayette County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
Male74.7%25.3%
All61.2%38.8%
Female57.6%42.4%
Non Family40.5%59.5%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,3172.561.2
Married8,2123.0481.3
Non Family7,9271.6740.5
Female2,5693.1857.6
Male6093.2674.7

3.02

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lafayette County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8362.71%
9th to 12th Grade2,4177.83%
High School Graduate5,81818.84%
Some College5,89919.11%
Associates Degree2,3427.59%
Bachelors Degree7,38923.93%
Graduate Degree6,17319.99%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,91020,58211,401
Black7,4045,8691,467
Hispanic675328155
Asian622600449
Other Race2988850
Multiple Races23223291
Native American2828
Islander171717

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,002$41,708$30,052
Less Than High School$19,552$19,627$
High School Grad$27,841$32,601$22,153
Some College$30,426$35,819$26,159
Bachelors Degree$40,026$50,085$31,651
Graduate Degree$56,040$72,227$48,825

$35,002

Average Earnings

$41,708

Average Male

$30,052

Average Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

94.52% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.53% of the population.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,2576,24918.79%
Black12,0184,18534.82%
Hispanic1,34460745.16%
Asian1,05029227.81%
Other51623244.96%
Multiple5345410.11%

23.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.31%

Male Poverty Rate

23.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 45.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 10.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.37%
High School13.33%
Some College10.39%
Bachelors or Greater7.87%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed62.20%
Female Unemployed56.61%
Male Employed15.43%
Female Employed13.96%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,132$69,037
Families$70,212$91,165
Married Families$87,214-
Non Families$26,515$35,608

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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

1,874

Number of Veterans

1,701

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam654
First Gulf War352
Second Gulf War237
Korea173
World War II132
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74502
35 to 54468
75+463
55 to 64353
18 to 3488
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5404.79%
Black2712.74%
Asian545.93%
Hispanic312.95%
2 or More92.21%

$Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

11.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment Status

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.51%

Born in Mississippi

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

2.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.49% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 58.51% having been born in Mississippi. 2.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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