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Lamar County, Mississippi; Mississippi

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Lamar County, Mississippi
Mississippi
White alone, percent
75.7%
59.1%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 63,343 2,976,149
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 55,732 2,968,130
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 13.7% 0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 55,658 2,967,297
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.7%
23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.4%
16.4%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
75.7%
59.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.0%
37.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.5%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.9%
3.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
73.3%
56.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,782 165,538
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.8% 2.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,732 1,339,021
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 67.5% 68.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $177,700 $119,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,383 $1,147
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $383 $359
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $927 $780
Building permits, 2019 20 6,952
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 22,116 1,104,394
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.79 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 80.2% 86.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.5% 4.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.0% 83.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.2% 71.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.4% 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 34.1% 22.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.1% 11.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.7%
15.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.1% 56.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.9% 53.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 118,069 6,999,175
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 344,850 16,630,587
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 66,441,608
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 28,302,952
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,041,387 37,053,190
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,021 $12,413
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 25.7 24.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $60,328 $45,081
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,062 $24,369
Persons in poverty, percent
16.0%
19.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,452 59,271
Total employment, 2018 18,761 944,890
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 579,070 36,775,694
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.1% 0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,990 222,159
All firms, 2012 5,185 235,454
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,884 125,079
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,700 89,159
Minority-owned firms, 2012 707 74,824
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,284 155,094
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 643 26,789
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 4,152 198,566
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 112.0 63.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 497.06 46,923.27
FIPS Code 28073 28
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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