Lafayette County, Mississippi Population 2024

59,204

Lafayette County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 59,204 with a growth rate of 1.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette County, Mississippi is the 12th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 47,574 and has seen a growth of 24.45% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202962,8897371.19%
202862,1527371.2%
202761,4157371.21%
202660,6787371.23%
202559,9417371.24%
202459,2047371.26%
202358,4677371.28%
202257,7308281.46%
202156,9029891.77%
202055,9131,6743.09%
201954,2395220.97%
201853,717-601-1.11%
201754,3187041.31%
201653,6147731.46%
201552,8417251.39%
201452,1164920.95%
201351,6241,3582.7%
201250,2661,8383.8%
201148,4288541.8%
201047,57400%
199031,8267962.57%
198031,0306,84928.32%
197024,1812,82613.23%
196021,355-1,443-6.33%
195022,7981,5417.25%
194021,2571,2796.4%
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%
187018,8022,67716.6%
186016,1252,05614.61%
185014,0697,538115.42%
18406,531-56,358-89.62%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.26% (737)
County Website
Lafayette County
County Seat
2020 Population
55,913
Area
632 mi²
Density
94 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
5.89% (3,291)
Founded
1836

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White39,72270.71%
Black or African American13,14223.4%
Two or more races1,4362.56%
Asian1,2762.27%
Other race5480.98%
Native American480.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population by Race

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Lafayette County, Mississippi Median Age

30.7

Total

29.8

Male

31.4

Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Adults

There are 46,066 adults, (7,363 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Age Dependency

45.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female29,10651.82%
Male27,06648.18%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population by Age

Lafayette County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,7022.7264.435.6
Married8,4273.318515
Non Family7,6671.7542.557.5
Female2,2793.6961.738.3
Male3293.5764.135.9

3.31

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lafayette County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8202.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,8365.69%
High School Graduate6,96221.57%
Some College5,23916.23%
Associates Degree2,8718.89%
Bachelors Degree7,80324.17%
Graduate Degree6,74920.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White23,27021,97112,075
Black7,2796,1011,726
Hispanic602462212
Asian594577319
2+ Races550517221
Other Race371322134
Native American28220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.7%.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,009$49,213$35,443
Less Than 9th Grade$21,397$23,400$0
High School Graduate$30,754$40,308$23,973
Some College$35,599$47,293$25,910
Bachelors Degree$42,972$49,601$38,590
Graduate Degree$64,815$82,917$59,254

$42,009

Average Earnings

$49,213

Average Male

$35,443

Average Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

96.56% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35,5306,60418.59%
Black12,2812,95924.09%
Asian1,05221120.06%
Hispanic1,03815314.74%
Multiple94612112.79%
Other5205610.77%

19.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.33%

Male Poverty Rate

20.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Black, with 24.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Other, with 10.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.98%.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.98%
Less Than 9th Grade13.38%
Some College10.32%
Bachelors or Greater7.18%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.73%
Male Unemployed23.3%
Female Employed14.29%
Male Employed8.44%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$59,748$91,629
Families$78,799$116,795
Married Families$96,390$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,298$50,606

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,054

Number of Veterans

1,962

Male Veterans

92

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam661
First Gulf War307
Second Gulf War233
Korea137
World War II0

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64731
65 to 74607
35 to 54416
75+291
18 to 349

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,5934.79%
Black4524.41%
2+ Races90.79%
Hispanic80.76%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.7%

Born in Lafayette County, Mississippi

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.49% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 58.7% having been born in Mississippi. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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