Lawrence County, Mississippi Population 2020

Lawrence County, Mississippi's estimated population is 12,103 with a growth rate of -1.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Mississippi is the 63rd largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202012,103-176-1.43%
201912,279-176-1.41%
201812,455-176-1.39%
201712,631-161-1.26%
201612,7921200.95%
201512,672700.56%
201412,602260.21%
201312,576-90-0.71%
201212,666-58-0.46%
201112,724-182-1.41%
201012,9064483.60%
199012,458-60-0.48%
198012,5181,38112.40%
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%
18204,9160.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.43%
County Website
Founded
1814
County Seat

Lawrence County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,25965.39%
Black or African American4,19333.20%
Two or More Races970.77%
Some Other Race550.44%
Asian160.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.08%

Lawrence County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Lawrence County, Mississippi Median Age

40.3


Total

40.2


Male

40.4


Female

Lawrence County, Mississippi Adults

There are 9,540 adults, (2,167 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

6,500

51.46%

Male

6,130

48.54%

Lawrence County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lawrence County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lawrence County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All77.2%22.8%
Male72.2%27.8%
Female69.4%30.6%
Non Family69.3%30.7%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7932.6477.2
Married2,3823.1684.9
Non Family1,4021.0969.3
Female7643.6969.4
Male2453.0972.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lawrence County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4064.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,00811.96%
High School Graduate3,13937.25%
Some College1,52518.10%
Associates Degree1,03112.24%
Bachelors Degree7619.03%
Graduate Degree5566.60%

Lawrence County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,7674,942923
Black2,5802,021384
Hispanic36162
Multiple Races34244
Other Race20
Native American664
Asian33

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 native american people with a rate of 66.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,233$46,339$27,785
Less Than High School$31,346$36,838$
High School Grad$32,766$40,179$22,394
Some College$35,769$52,891$25,084
Bachelors Degree$41,875$49,435$32,917
Graduate Degree$42,778$$43,750

$36,233

Average Earnings

$46,339

Average Male

$27,785

Average Female

Lawrence County, Mississippi Language

Lawrence County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lawrence County, Mississippi Language

98.67% of Lawrence County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

Lawrence County, Mississippi Poverty

Lawrence County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,1931,25129.84%
White8,2111,09013.27%
Hispanic796582.28%
Other5555100.00%
Multiple973839.18%

19.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.41%

Male Poverty Rate

20.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Mississippi is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Mississippi is White, with 13.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.37%
High School17.74%
Some College10.25%
Bachelors or Greater6.53%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed80.37%
Female Unemployed53.53%
Female Employed12.90%
Male Employed6.39%

Lawrence County, Mississippi Income

Lawrence County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,290$54,173
Families$55,164$63,744
Married Families$66,731-
Non Families$22,404$30,273

Lawrence County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lawrence County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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

Lawrence County, Mississippi Veterans

500

Number of Veterans

474

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam232
Korea75
Second Gulf War75
First Gulf War64
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74168
75+117
55 to 64103
35 to 5493
18 to 3419
Name Veterans % of Total
White3515.52%
Black1424.62%
Hispanic716.67%
2 or More58.93%
Indian220.00%

$Lawrence County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

9.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Mississippi Employment Status

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence 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

80.83%

Born in Mississippi

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.67% of Lawrence County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 80.83% having been born in Mississippi. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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