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Lafayette County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 631.7 square miles
Population Density 75 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 51,318
Population change 8.4%
Under 5 years of age 5.4%
Under 18 18.2%
65 and over 11.1%
Females 51.1%
White 72.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.3
Asian 2.6%
Two or more races 1%
Black or African American 23.8%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 37.2%
Veterans 2,287
Households and Housing
Households 15,743
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 71.8%
Median household income $43,328
The per capita income $21,388
Live below the poverty line. 25.6%
housing units 23,283
Multi-unit structures 26%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $163,000
Residents owning their homes. 59.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,805
Women-owned firms 21.9%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $507,113
Retail sales per capita $11,711
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0