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Lauderdale County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 77,755 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 78,161 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,412
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,727
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,342
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,951 (it was 9,648 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

30%

Land area: 704 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 111 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lauderdale County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.5%), Educational, health and social services (21.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Lauderdale County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (52.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (43.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 38,539  (49.6%)
Females: 39,216  (50.4%)
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Lauderdale County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lauderdale County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,364 ($30,768 in 1999)

This county:

$42,364
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $487 (lower quartile is $376, upper quartile is $751)
This county:

$487
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $97,100 (it was $62,000 in 2000)
Lauderdale:

$97,100
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,100 - $174,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $336

Institutionalized population: 2,706

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 244
  • Thefts: 218
  • Auto thefts: 35

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 296
  • Thefts: 248
  • Auto thefts: 31
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 253 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2008: 194 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2009: 99 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2010: 109 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2011: 142 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2012: 113 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2013: 118 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2014: 118 buildings, average cost: $194,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,093 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $703 (0.8%)

Lauderdale County household income distribution in 2009 Lauderdale County home values distribution Lauderdale County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.4%
Lauderdale County:

23.4%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 8.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.4% for American Indian residents, 9.8% for other race residents, 21.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.8 years old
(Males: 35.6 years old, Females: 39.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.3 years old, Black residents: 32.0 years old, American Indian residents: 30.0 years old, Asian residents: 35.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.6 years old, Other race residents: 25.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lauderdale County is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $691 a month.

Cities in this county include: Meridian, Meridian Station, Collinsville, Nellieburg, Marion, Toomsuba, Lauderdale.

Lauderdale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Lauderdale County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lauderdale County: Patrons Union Campground (A), Mississippi State Experimental Station (B), Conehatta Volunteer Fire Department (C), Duffee Volunteer Fire Department (D), Gibbstown - Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lauderdale County include: New Ireland Church (A), New Providence Church (B), Oak Grove Church (C), Oakland Church (D), Pilgrim Rest Church (E), Pinckney Church (F), Pine Bluff Church (G), Pine Grove Church (H), Pine Ridge Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Indian Cemetery (1), McGee Cemetery (2), Pine Grove Cemetery (3), Johnson Cemetery (4), Decatur Cemetery (5), Eureka Cemetery (6), Old Good Hope Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Kennedy Pond (A), Ozborn Lake (B), Stamper Pond (C), Wanitka Lake (D), Wickware Pond (E), Spring Lake (F), Daniel Lake (G), County Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big John Branch (A), Bethel Branch (B), Simmons Branch (C), Chunky Creek (D), Carlton Branch (E), Caney Creek (F), Walker Branch (G), Tallashua Creek (H), Turkey Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bibb County, Georgia , Claiborne County , Bleckley County, Georgia , Bulloch County, Georgia , Jasper County , Leake County , Neshoba County , Sumter County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,921
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 735 (63.5% naturalized citizens)

Lauderdale County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 87
  • 2000 to 2009: 599
  • 1990 to 1999: 164
  • 1980 to 1989: 134
  • 1970 to 1979: 97
  • Before 1970: 125
Note: State values scaled to Lauderdale County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.8%

Lauderdale County marital status for males Lauderdale County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,453
  • One, attached: 138
  • Two: 1,474
  • 3 or 4: 1,644
  • 5 to 9: 1,923
  • 10 to 19: 456
  • 20 to 49: 540
  • 50 or more: 395
  • Mobile homes: 5,062

Housing units in Lauderdale County with a mortgage: 8,808 (20 second mortgage, 304 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,847

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lauderdale County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,626118
Black Protestant8,49826
Mainline Protestant8,33950
Catholic1,8282
Other1,2424
None22,728-
Lauderdale County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Lauderdale County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Lauderdale County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lauderdale County:

12.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

32.9%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Lauderdale County:

Average size of farms: 183 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,095
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $272.38
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,805
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.55%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,219
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 311 harvested acres
Vegetables: 56 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 128 acres

Tornado activity:

Lauderdale County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 1336582.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 33 fatalities and 300 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/23/1969, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 32 people and injured 241 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lauderdale County-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from Lauderdale County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 243.0 miles away from Lauderdale County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 227.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1550: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 06, 2003 to April 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1459: April 24, 2003, FEMA Id: 1459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi High Winds, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 21, 1992 to November 22, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-968: November 25, 1992, FEMA Id: 968, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 09, 1992 to March 10, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-939: March 20, 1992, FEMA Id: 939, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-859: February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: 859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi HURRICANE FREDERIC, Incident Period: September 13, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-599: September 13, 1979, FEMA Id: 599, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lauderdale County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (38%)
  • India (23%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lauderdale County (%):

  • English (9%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Northern European (1%)

Lauderdale County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,914 (84.0%)
  • Carpooled: 4,122 (10.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 63 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 593 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 764 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 547 (1.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lauderdale County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 832 people in nursing homes
  • 625 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 493 people in state prisons
  • 303 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 287 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 217 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 217 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 186 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 158 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 115 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 44 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Lauderdale County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 1,257 people in state prisons
  • 601 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 556 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 408 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 372 people in college/university student housing
  • 239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 222 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,872.

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($647 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

0.09%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

2.33% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($14,306 average AGI)
2.85% relocated from other states ($24,339 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

2.85%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clarke County, MS  0.36% ($27,740 average AGI)
from Newton County, MS  0.29% ($32,675)
from Kemper County, MS  0.28% ($28,973)
from Escambia County, FL  0.15% ($46,550)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.14% ($40,553)
from Nueces County, TX  0.13% ($38,639)
from Sumter County, AL  0.12% ($28,152)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

0.06%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

2.25% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($13,694 average AGI)
3.09% relocated to other states ($23,017 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

3.09%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, MS  0.33% ($32,079 average AGI)
to Newton County, MS  0.25% ($29,061)
to Hinds County, MS  0.22% ($25,672)
to Kemper County, MS  0.15% ($23,700)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.15% ($53,925)
to Rankin County, MS  0.11% ($47,633)
to Harrison County, MS  0.10% ($36,786)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Lauderdale County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Lauderdale County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lauderdale County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lauderdale County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lauderdale County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,246 (10,300 aged, 2,946 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,741 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lauderdale County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,233)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (946)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (771)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (632)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (627)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (586)
  • Congestive heart failure (582)
  • Unspecified dementia (466)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (351)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (340)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,695
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 726
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 92,684

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,494
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,287
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.0
  • Other - 36.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.0
  • Other - 47.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,755
  • In family households: 64,191 (8,915 male householders, 10,022 female householders)
    12,542 spouses, 24,231 children (22,653 natural, 324 adopted, 1,254 stepchildren), 4,125 grandchildren, 789 brothers or sisters, 703 parents, 2,013 other relatives, 851 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,189 (4,489 male householders (4,000 living alone)), 5,031 female householders (4,926 living alone)), 669 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,375

Size of family households: 9,726 2-persons, 4,157 3-persons, 2,819 4-persons, 1,500 5-persons, 167 6-persons, 568 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,926 1-person, 569 2-persons, 25 3-persons.

9,531 married couples with children.
5,185 single-parent households (0 men, 5,185 women).

96.8% of residents of Lauderdale speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $587,946,000 ($7,591 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $137,334,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $223,595,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $113,898,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,010,000
Federal grants: $113,303,000
Federal procurement contracts: $29,370,000 ($24,610,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $104,770,000 ($88,872,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,858,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $20,015,000
Federal Government insurance: $61,319,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,363
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,996
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +96
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,299
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lauderdale County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 186
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,311
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,925
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,371
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,508
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,495
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,007
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,403
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,015
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,864
Note: State values scaled to Lauderdale population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lauderdale County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 101
  • 4 rooms: 2,625
  • 5 rooms: 4,480
  • 6 rooms: 4,293
  • 7 rooms: 3,218
  • 8 rooms: 1,793
  • 9+ rooms: 3,090
  • 1 room: 504
  • 2 rooms: 181
  • 3 rooms: 1,911
  • 4 rooms: 2,150
  • 5 rooms: 1,975
  • 6 rooms: 891
  • 7 rooms: 892
  • 8 rooms: 250
  • 9+ rooms: 48
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lauderdale County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 55
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,980
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,464
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,710
  • 5+ bedrooms: 446
  • no bedroom: 504
  • 1 bedroom: 1,403
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,323
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,907
  • 4 bedrooms: 652
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Lauderdale County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lauderdale County population
  • no vehicle: 906
  • 1 vehicle: 4,739
  • 2 vehicles: 9,302
  • 3 vehicles: 2,936
  • 4 vehicles: 1,378
  • 5+ vehicles: 394
  • no vehicle: 1,503
  • 1 vehicle: 4,424
  • 2 vehicles: 2,254
  • 3 vehicles: 388
  • 4 vehicles: 233
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

85% of Lauderdale County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Mississippi.

Lauderdale County:

84.7%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 58,165
  • Other state: 18,093
  • Northeast: 863
  • Midwest: 3,163
  • South: 12,199
  • West: 1,868

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lauderdale County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.7%)
  • Utility gas (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.7%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (72.0%)
  • Utility gas (24.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,388
Here:

17.6%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 445
Here:

11.4%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 222
Here:

6.1%
Mississippi:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lauderdale County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,451,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,953,000
    Police Protection: $5,938,000
    Health - Other: $5,604,000
    General - Other: $2,147,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,041,000
    Financial Administration: $1,779,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,779,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,595,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,583,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,299,000
    Libraries: $1,003,000
    General Public Buildings: $982,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $130,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,424,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $196,000
    General - Other: $170,000
    Health - Other: $152,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $722,000
    Health - Other: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,450,000

Lauderdale County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,946,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,853,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $500,000
    Interest Earnings: $332,000
    Rents: $183,000
    Sale of Property: $134,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,285,000
    All Other: $3,007,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $935,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,588,000
    Other License: $640,000

Lauderdale County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,492,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,326,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,166,000

Lauderdale County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,496,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,270,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,434,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,494
  • Number of aged recipients: 406
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,088
  • Number of recipients under 18: 675
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,997
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 822
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,358
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,501
Lauderdale County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lauderdale County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lauderdale County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James72370.5 years
Mary67679.0 years
William56073.3 years
John55773.0 years
Robert40571.0 years
Willie40072.0 years
Annie33479.1 years
George26675.3 years
Charles25568.2 years
Thomas19572.9 years
Most common last names in Lauderdale County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45274.1 years
Brown30772.5 years
Jones28175.4 years
Johnson27172.8 years
Williams26275.0 years
Davis19674.5 years
Moore17474.4 years
Walker15874.9 years
Clark15575.7 years
White14177.0 years
Businesses in Lauderdale County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Arby's2Microtel2
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone2Nike12
BMW1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Payless2
Chevrolet1Penske2
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut2
Church's Chicken1Popeyes2
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos3
Dairy Queen1RadioShack2
Days Inn1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
Express1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx10Rue211
Finish Line1Ryan's Grill1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2SONIC Drive-In3
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears3
GNC2Shoe Carnival1
GameStop3Sleep Inn1
Gymboree1Subway10
H&R Block5Super 81
Hardee's2T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell3
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1U-Haul5
Jones New York2UPS14
Journeys1Vans1
KFC3Victoria's Secret1
La Quinta1Waffle House2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Bryant1Walmart2

Lauderdale County on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"