Lamar County, Mississippi Population 2024

66,559

Lamar County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 66,559 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Mississippi is the 10th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 56,109 and has seen a growth of 18.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202968,4993880.57%
202868,1113880.57%
202767,7233880.58%
202667,3353880.58%
202566,9473880.58%
202466,5593880.59%
202366,1713880.59%
202265,7833880.59%
202165,3951,0111.57%
202064,3849371.48%
201963,4477031.12%
201862,7441,0951.78%
201761,6491880.31%
201661,4614270.7%
201561,0348231.37%
201460,2111,0021.69%
201359,2091,0421.79%
201258,1677771.35%
201157,3901,2812.28%
201056,109
199030,4246,60327.72%
198023,8218,61256.62%
197015,2091,53411.22%
196013,6754503.4%
195013,2251,1299.33%
194012,096-752-5.85%
193012,848-21-0.16%
192012,8691,1289.61%
191011,741-56,758-82.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.59% (388)
County Website
Lamar County
County Seat
2020 Population
64,384
Area
497 mi²
Density
134 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
3.38% (2,175)
Founded
1904

Lamar County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White47,87374.31%
Black or African American13,48120.93%
Two or more races1,7312.69%
Asian7811.21%
Other race4060.63%
Native American1530.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lamar County, Mississippi Population by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Lamar County, Mississippi Median Age

37.3

Total

36.3

Male

38.2

Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Adults

There are 48,689 adults, (9,294 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Mississippi.

Lamar County, Mississippi Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female33,54652.07%
Male30,87947.93%

Lamar County, Mississippi Population by Age

Lamar County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All24,8962.5767.132.9
Married13,6383.183.416.6
Non Family7,0191.3250.549.5
Female3,4662.9538.761.3
Male7733.0359.540.5
showing: 5 rows

2.98

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lamar County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 46.47%.

Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,079

Average Earnings

$55,310

Average Male

$36,637

Average Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

96.36% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.9% of the population.

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black13,3215,14638.63%
White46,2334,86110.51%
Hispanic1,98440920.61%
Multiple1,71818911%
Asian78115419.72%
Native1537045.75%
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16.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.44%

Male Poverty Rate

19.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is Native, with 45.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is White, with 10.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.9%.

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.8%
High School16.33%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
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Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.06%
Male Unemployed36.21%
Female Employed14.39%
Male Employed6.84%
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Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lamar 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.

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,670

Number of Veterans

3,265

Male Veterans

405

Female Veterans

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Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar 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

67.57%

Born in Lamar County, Mississippi

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.04%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 67.57% having been born in Mississippi. 1.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lamar County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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