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Lamar County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 497.1 square miles
Population Density 112 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 58,801
Population change 5.6%
Under 5 years of age 6.9%
Under 18 25.8%
65 and over 11.4%
Females 51.8%
White 76.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.4
Asian 1.2%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 20.4%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 33.1%
Veterans 3,884
Households and Housing
Households 21,678
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 80.6%
Median household income $51,154
The per capita income $26,345
Live below the poverty line. 17.4%
housing units 24,093
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $163,900
Residents owning their homes. 65.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,219
Women-owned firms 22.4%
Asian-owned firms 1.2%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $991,801
Retail sales per capita $20,858
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0