Lamar County, Mississippi Population 2020

Lamar County, Mississippi's estimated population is 61,426 with a growth rate of 0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Mississippi is the 11th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201862,4471,0211.66%
201761,4261540.25%
201661,2723910.64%
201560,8817921.32%
201460,0899861.67%
201359,1031,0281.77%
201258,0757681.34%
201157,3071,2652.26%
201056,04225,61884.20%
199030,4246,60327.72%
198023,8218,61256.62%
197015,2091,53411.22%
196013,6754503.40%
195013,2251,1299.33%
194012,096-752-5.85%
193012,848-21-0.16%
192012,8691,1289.61%
191011,7410.00%

How Many People Live in Lamar County, Mississippi?

61,426

Lamar County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,76376.38%
Black or African American12,24019.99%
Two or More Races1,0201.67%
Asian7801.27%
Some Other Race3400.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native800.13%

Lamar County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Lamar County, Mississippi Median Age

35.4


Total

34.6


Male

36.3


Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Adults

There are 45,769 adults, (7,777 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Mississippi.

Lamar County, Mississippi Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

31,980

52.24%

Male

29,243

47.76%

Lamar County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lamar County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lamar County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
Male80.4%19.6%
All69.2%30.8%
Non Family58%42%
Female37.9%62.1%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,2132.7469.2
Married11,6373.2583.2
Non Family6,6711.4558
Female3,0983.4537.9
Male8073.2880.4

3.23

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lamar County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3503.35%
9th to 12th Grade2,3745.89%
High School Graduate9,46023.46%
Some College9,28323.02%
Associates Degree3,6509.05%
Bachelors Degree8,94822.19%
Graduate Degree5,25413.03%

Lamar County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,58928,87811,454
Black7,1496,3241,999
Hispanic616459150
Asian528507343
Multiple Races427423240
Other Race1396320
Native American565016

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 99.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,865$49,830$30,629
Less Than High School$18,217$34,531$
High School Grad$26,658$32,524$21,163
Some College$33,516$45,813$25,484
Bachelors Degree$47,992$59,798$36,719
Graduate Degree$56,054$73,160$51,289

$38,865

Average Earnings

$49,830

Average Male

$30,629

Average Female

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

Lamar County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lamar County, Mississippi Language

96.09% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty

Lamar County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White45,2565,34111.80%
Black12,0583,63330.13%
Multiple1,01345144.52%
Hispanic1,60139924.92%
Asian78022228.46%
Other3408926.18%
Native803746.25%

16.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.84%

Male Poverty Rate

17.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is Native, with 46.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Mississippi is White, with 11.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.21%
High School15.36%
Some College13.80%
Bachelors or Greater4.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.33%
Male Unemployed17.76%
Female Employed13.95%
Male Employed8.34%

Lamar County, Mississippi Income

Lamar County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,188$75,945
Families$74,381$88,847
Married Families$87,942-
Non Families$30,112$43,635

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Lamar County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans

3,810

Number of Veterans

3,502

Male Veterans

308

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,244
Vietnam1,219
Second Gulf War1,009
Korea231
World War II120
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9478.28%
Black8149.54%
Hispanic939.73%
2 or More194.13%
Other146.28%
Asian112.02%
Indian58.93%

$Lamar County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

6.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Mississippi Employment Status

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar 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

69.11%

Born in Mississippi

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.29% of Lamar County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 69.11% having been born in Mississippi. 1.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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