Lamar County, Mississippi Population 2022

Lamar County, Mississippi's estimated population is 65,461 with a growth rate of 1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Mississippi is the 12th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 56,104 and has seen a growth of 16.68% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
191011,7410.00%
192012,8691,1289.61%
193012,848-21-0.16%
194012,096-752-5.85%
195013,2251,1299.33%
196013,6754503.40%
197015,2091,53411.22%
198023,8218,61256.62%
199030,4246,60327.72%
201056,10425,68084.41%
201157,3751,2712.27%
201258,1437681.34%
201359,1701,0271.77%
201460,1539831.66%
201560,9668131.35%
201661,3643980.65%
201761,5361720.28%
201862,6371,1011.79%
201963,3437061.13%
202064,0497061.11%
202164,7557061.10%
202265,4617061.09%
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Lamar County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,44475.68%
Black or African American12,81420.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.12%
Asian8821.41%
Some Other Race4690.75%
Two or More Races1,0061.60%
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Lamar County, Mississippi Population by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Lamar County, Mississippi Median Age

36.6


Total

35.4


Male

37.9


Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Adults

There are 47,169 adults, (8,525 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Mississippi.

Lamar County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

32,854

52.40%

Male

29,839

47.60%

Lamar County, Mississippi Population by Age

Lamar County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lamar County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All67.6%32.4%
Male65.6%34.4%
Non Family52.1%47.9%
Female35.9%64.1%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamar County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,4672.7767.6
Married12,5253.2182.9
Male8163.2765.6
Female3,0103.6735.9
Non Family6,1161.3852.1

3.21

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Lamar County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7564.19%
9th to 12th Grade2,7446.54%
High School Graduate10,92526.06%
Some College8,86821.15%
Associates Degree3,6988.82%
Bachelors Degree8,93321.30%
Graduate Degree5,00611.94%
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Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races383376220
White32,33729,10811,111
Black7,7666,8062,345
Asian593512165
Other Race28818740
Hispanic84862593
Native American67675

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 2+ races people with a rate of 57.44%.

Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,224$47,214$29,786
Less Than 9th Grade$10,910$36,156$5,112
High School Graduate$24,850$36,807$23,038
Some College$34,900$48,587$27,577
Bachelors Degree$48,625$56,250$41,342
Graduate Degree$56,641$70,519$53,103

$38,224

Average Earnings

$47,214

Average Male

$29,786

Average Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Lamar County, Mississippi Language

95.81% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 4.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.00% of the population.

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native786279.49%
Asian88230935.03%
Black12,5824,36334.68%
Hispanic1,78959733.37%
White45,8465,81512.68%
Other130NaN%
Multiple1,000818.10%

17.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.39%

Male Poverty Rate

19.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is Native, with 79.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 8.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.56%.

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.49%
High School15.61%
Some College12.71%
Bachelors or Greater5.56%

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.48%
Male Unemployed20.89%
Female Employed15.05%
Female Unemployed35.55%

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,649$86,194
Families$73,584$100,432
Married Families$88,007-
Non Families$30,957$45,819
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Income by Household Type

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Lamar 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 45-54.

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

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3,938

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,350
First Gulf War1,338
Vietnam1,191
Korea191
World War II71

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34466
35 to 541,463
55 to 64443
65 to 741,004
75+562

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0608.46%
Black8349.12%
Native American57.46%
Asian10.16%
2+ Races389.60%
Hispanic868.39%

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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5.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Lamar County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Lamar 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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67.92%

Born in Lamar County, Mississippi

97.67%

Native Born

2.33%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

1.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.67% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 67.92% having been born in Mississippi. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lamar 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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