Lawrence County, Mississippi Population 2024

11,591

Lawrence County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 11,591 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Mississippi is the 63rd largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 12,928 and has seen a growth of -10.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,286-61-0.54%
202811,347-61-0.53%
202711,408-61-0.53%
202611,469-61-0.53%
202511,530-61-0.53%
202411,591-61-0.52%
202311,652-61-0.52%
202211,713-61-0.52%
202111,774-208-1.74%
202011,982-625-4.96%
201912,6071661.33%
201812,441-192-1.52%
201712,633-180-1.4%
201612,8131190.94%
201512,694690.55%
201412,625260.21%
201312,599-91-0.72%
201212,690-58-0.45%
201112,748-180-1.39%
201012,928
199012,458-60-0.48%
198012,5181,38112.4%
197011,1379229.03%
196010,215-2,424-19.18%
195012,639-1,344-9.61%
194013,9831,51212.12%
193012,471-192-1.52%
192012,663-417-3.19%
191013,080-2,023-13.39%
190015,1032,78522.61%
189012,3182,89830.76%
18809,4202,70040.18%
18706,720-2,493-27.06%
18609,2132,73542.22%
18506,4785589.43%
18405,92062711.85%
18305,2933777.67%
18204,916-6,370-56.44%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.52% (-61)
County Seat
2010 Population
12,928
Area
431 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-10.34% (-1,337)
Founded
1814

Lawrence County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,65664.16%
Black or African American3,75531.47%
Other race2361.98%
Two or more races2211.85%
Native American400.34%
Asian250.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lawrence County, Mississippi Population by Race

Lawrence County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Lawrence County, Mississippi Median Age

41.1

Total

40.4

Male

42.5

Female

Lawrence County, Mississippi Adults

There are 8,926 adults, (2,239 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Age Dependency

78.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female6,09351.06%
Male5,84048.94%

Lawrence County, Mississippi Population by Age

Lawrence County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,4732.6678.721.3
Married2,1803.3591.48.6
Non Family1,4941.1172.427.6
Female6104.0944.655.4
Male1892.4991.58.5
showing: 5 rows

3.43

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

78.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawrence 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

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

Lawrence 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 native american people with a rate of 37.93%.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,433

Average Earnings

$42,724

Average Male

$27,113

Average Female

Lawrence County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawrence County, Mississippi Language

97.32% of Lawrence County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Language

Lawrence County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,7471,35136.06%
White7,6401,13414.84%
Hispanic28114551.6%
Other23613055.08%
Multiple2216127.6%
Asian25728%
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22.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.31%

Male Poverty Rate

23.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Mississippi is Other, with 55.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Mississippi is White, with 14.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.73%.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.79%
High School24.11%
Some College15.15%
Bachelors or Greater4.45%
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Lawrence County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed71.93%
Female Unemployed43.87%
Female Employed11.41%
Male Employed8.86%
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Lawrence County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawrence County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lawrence 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.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawrence County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

450

Number of Veterans

431

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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Lawrence County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Lawrence County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Lawrence County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Lawrence County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence 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

81.51%

Born in Lawrence County, Mississippi

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Lawrence County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 81.51% having been born in Mississippi. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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