Lafayette County, Mississippi Population 2022

Lafayette County, Mississippi's estimated population is 55,450 with a growth rate of 0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lafayette County, Mississippi is the 15th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 47,568 and has seen a growth of 16.57% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18406,5310.00%
185014,0697,538115.42%
186016,1252,05614.61%
187018,8022,67716.60%
188021,6712,86915.26%
189020,553-1,118-5.16%
190022,1101,5577.58%
191021,883-227-1.03%
192019,243-2,640-12.06%
193019,9787353.82%
194021,2571,2796.40%
195022,7981,5417.25%
196021,355-1,443-6.33%
197024,1812,82613.23%
198031,0306,84928.32%
199031,8267962.57%
201047,56815,74249.46%
201148,4038351.76%
201250,2211,8183.76%
201351,5651,3442.68%
201452,0324670.91%
201552,7367041.35%
201653,4767401.40%
201754,1787021.31%
201853,542-636-1.17%
201954,0194770.89%
202054,4964770.88%
202154,9734770.88%
202255,4504770.87%
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Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,60271.41%
Black or African American12,79323.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native1660.31%
Asian1,1352.10%
Some Other Race7201.33%
Two or More Races6431.19%
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Lafayette County, Mississippi Population by Race

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Lafayette County, Mississippi Median Age

30.5


Total

30


Male

31.1


Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Adults

There are 44,033 adults, (6,832 of whom are seniors) in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27

Child Dependency Ratio

Lafayette County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

27,915

51.64%

Male

26,144

48.36%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Population by Age

Lafayette County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lafayette County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Male73.9%26.1%
All60.8%39.2%
Female50.7%49.3%
Non Family39.7%60.3%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lafayette County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,5852.6760.8
Married8,3503.1782.5
Male2613.973.9
Female2,2943.6950.7
Non Family7,6801.7739.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Lafayette County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7332.36%
9th to 12th Grade1,7275.56%
High School Graduate5,92119.07%
Some College5,04616.25%
Associates Degree3,0129.70%
Bachelors Degree7,64024.60%
Graduate Degree6,97622.46%
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Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian608596444
White22,70121,52411,942
Hispanic494367166
Black6,8615,8591,958
Other Race34223596
2+ Races31019762
Native American66

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 asian people with a rate of 73.03%.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,855$45,807$29,814
Less Than 9th Grade$16,202$20,842$11,074
High School Graduate$24,625$31,585$21,117
Some College$29,938$40,129$24,767
Bachelors Degree$37,525$49,509$30,961
Graduate Degree$60,841$79,549$54,882

$36,855

Average Earnings

$45,807

Average Male

$29,814

Average Female

Lafayette County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

94.91% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.76% of the population.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Language

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,27043634.33%
Black12,2324,09633.49%
White34,1896,55619.18%
Asian1,04615815.11%
Other267NaN%
Multiple52681.52%

22.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.88%

Male Poverty Rate

23.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 34.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lafayette County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 1.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.50%.

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.18%
High School12.60%
Some College9.83%
Bachelors or Greater7.70%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.16%
Male Unemployed44.87%
Female Employed14.32%
Female Unemployed53.86%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lafayette County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,318$77,990
Families$71,274$100,901
Married Families$87,117-
Non Families$32,898$42,469
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Income by Household Type

Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lafayette County, Mississippi Marital Status

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2,041

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War190
First Gulf War324
Vietnam729
Korea135
World War II58

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3450
35 to 54368
55 to 64630
65 to 74652
75+341

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6335.07%
Black3933.96%
Asian121.32%
2+ Races30.60%
Hispanic252.47%

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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59.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Lafayette County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.06%

Born in Lafayette County, Mississippi

96.25%

Native Born

3.75%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.25% of Lafayette County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 58.06% having been born in Mississippi. 2.39% 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

  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

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