Lafayette County, MS

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2022 Population
56,172
0.799% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.7
1.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.6%
4.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,748
9.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$242,800
9.81% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,497
3.26% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lafayette County, MS had a population of 56.2k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $59,748. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lafayette County, MS grew from 55,727 to 56,172, a 0.799% increase and its median household income grew from $54,720 to $59,748, a 9.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.931%).

None of the households in Lafayette County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Lafayette County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafayette County, MS are University of Mississippi (5,849 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lafayette County, MS was $242,800, and the homeownership rate was 64.4%.

Most people in Lafayette County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lafayette County, MS is home to a population of 56.2k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.48% of Lafayette County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.96k people).

In 2022, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.3k people) in Lafayette County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Lafayette County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette County, MS was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.3k ± 229
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 253
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 137
2.62%
Hispanic Population
1.47k people

In 2022, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.3k people) in Lafayette County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.62% of the people in Lafayette County, MS are hispanic (1.47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lafayette County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.96k people
3.73%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.08k people

As of 2022, 3.48% of Lafayette County, MS residents (1.96k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette County, MS was 3.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    642 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    235 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    233 ± 103

Lafayette County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lafayette County, MS employs 25.5k people. The largest industries in Lafayette County, MS are Educational Services (5,765 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,993 people), and Retail Trade (2,853 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,929), Information ($65,167), and Construction ($56,472).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.5k
2022 Value
± 1,534
−3.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lafayette County, MS declined at a rate of −3.26%, from 26.4k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,160 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,133 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,678 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.5k
2022 Value
± 1,534
−3.26%
1 Year decline
± 8.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lafayette County, MS declined at a rate of −3.26%, from 26.4k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette County, MS, are Educational Services (5,765 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,993 people), and Retail Trade (2,853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,376
Median earning men ± $3,106
$29,410
Median earning women ± $2,856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($96,375), Other Services Except Public Administration ($77,367), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($250,001), Public Administration ($53,708), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 541
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 335
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 279
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lafayette County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 55.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.03%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lafayette County, MS awarded 5,849 degrees. The student population of Lafayette County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,326 male students and 12,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafayette County, MS are White (4,376 and 77.2%), followed by Black or African American (815 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (171 and 3.02%), and Asian (143 and 2.52%).

The largest universities in Lafayette County, MS by number of degrees awarded are University of Mississippi (5,849 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lafayette County, MS are Accounting (332 and 5.68%), Registered Nursing (327 and 5.59%), and General Psychology (206 and 3.52%).

The median tuition cost in Lafayette County, MS for a public four year colleges is $9,072 for in-state students and $26,292 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lafayette County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,300 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,300 students enrolled in Lafayette County, MS, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,706 records, of which 57.7% were women and 42.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 327 degrees awarded
  2. 262 degrees awarded
  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lafayette County, MS was Registered Nursing with 327 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lafayette County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
5,849 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Mississippi with 5,849 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,201 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lafayette County, MS, which is 0.603 times less than the 3,648 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,376 degrees mean that there were 5.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 815 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,072) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($148) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, MS was $242,800 in 2022, which is 0.861 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $221,100 to $242,800, a 9.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette County, MS is 64.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lafayette County, MS have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafayette County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lafayette County, MS is $59,748. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lafayette County, MS was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $91,417, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503.01, with respective values of $62,962 and $53,274.

In 2022, 20.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lafayette County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.26%.

Property

$242,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,000
$12,041
Median Property Taxes
±$871

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafayette County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.4% of the housing units in Lafayette County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502.01
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9503.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette County, MS was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $91,417, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503.01, with respective values of $62,962 and $53,274.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lafayette County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,748
Median Household Income
± $3,181
18.7k
Number of Households
± 1,186

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Lafayette County, MS grew to $59,748 from the previous year's value of $54,720.

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafayette County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.56%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.48%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Lafayette County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.56%) and those who worked at home (5.48%).

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette County, MS have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Lafayette County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lafayette County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.26%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette County, MS (9.97k out of 50.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette County, MS is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.7% of the children was living in poverty in Lafayette County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.5%.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Lafayette County, MS has health coverage, with 59.3% on employee plans, 9.68% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, MS see 1422 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1612 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 149 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,422 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lafayette County, MS

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, MS see an average of 1,422 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1,612 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lafayette County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 32.9% between 18 and 34 years, 31.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.11%
Uninsured
59.3%
Employer Coverage
9.68%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette County, MS declined by 7.26% from 9.83% to 9.11%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 70.3 in Lafayette County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.9% in Lafayette County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.6% in Lafayette County, MS.

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