County population in 2012: 27,718 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 27,101 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,693 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,513 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,217 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,589 (it was 3,350 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 470 sq. mi. Water area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 59 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lauderdale County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.1%), Educational,health and social services (16.9%), Retail trade (11.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $546 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $502 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.8%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.2% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 36.3% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lauderdale County is $406 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $488 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $593 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Lauderdale County: Lauderdale County Landfill (A), Fort Pillow State Farm (B), Barr Landing (C), Fort Pillow Landing (D), Gold Dust Landing (E), Goses Landing (F), Head of Island Number Thirtyfour Landing (G), Heffner Landing (H), Keyes Point Landing (I), Litler Landing (J), Lookout Landing (K), Nebraska Landing (L), Plum Point Landing (M), Saw Mill Landing (N), Tamm Landing (O), Wardlows Pocket Landing (P), Ashport Landing (Q), Daniels Point Landing (R), Lower Forked Deer Landing (S), Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry Ripley Fire Tower (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Lauderdale County include: Pilgrims Rest Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Mount Pleasant Church (C), Macedonia Church (D), Hales Point Church (E), Grace Church (F), Golddust Church (G), Fulton Baptist Church (H), Elon CHurch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Samuels Cemetery (2), Leggett Cemetery (3), Anderson Cemetery (4), Anderson Chapel Cemetery (5), Ashport Cemetery (6), Bates Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Champion Lake (A), Long Pond (B), Goose Pond (C), Lost Lake (D), Bettis Lake (E), Sunk Lake (F), Johnson Lake (G), Camp Slough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lower Forked Deer River (A), Knob Creek (B), Jones Slough (C), Hyde Creek (D), Double Branches (E), Cotton Slough (F), Coker Slough (G), Chambers Branch (H), Cane Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Lauderdale County include: Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (1), Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge (2), Fort Pillow State Park (3), Anderson-Tully State Wildlife Management Area (4), Fort Pillow State Historic Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 345 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $61,125 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $226.01 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.10% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.30% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $61,698 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.31% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $82,335 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.06% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.71 Corn for grain: 22406 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 7912 harvested acres Upland cotton: 41373 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 83814 harvested acres Vegetables: 769 harvested acres
Lauderdale County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 2.8 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 fatalities and 53 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/3/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Lauderdale County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.
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 46.3 miles away from the county center On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the county center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.4 miles away from the county center On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from Lauderdale County center On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 55.1 miles away from the county center On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1979): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1979, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1456): March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1408): April 5, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 1, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1262): January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1215): April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1167): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 14, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1057): June 14, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1057, Natural disaster type: Tornado
5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Lauderdale County (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Births per 1000 population in Lauderdale County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population in Lauderdale County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lauderdale County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,311 (3,268 aged, 1,043 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.73 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3496.350 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 52.18 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42824.66
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1306.210 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1197.980 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.73
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.66 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.05
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 148.9. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 21,655 (4,051 male householders, 2,826 female householders)
4,353 spouses, 7,599 children (6,877 natural, 190 adopted, 532 stepchildren), 1,091 grandchildren, 293 brothers or sisters, 213 parents, 446 other relatives, 649 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,426 (1,383 male householders (1,145 living alone)), 1,535 female householders (1,361 living alone)), 508 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 2,734 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 2,905 2-persons, 1,737 3-persons, 1,218 4-persons, 593 5-persons, 279 6-persons, 145 7-or-more-persons.
96.8% of residents of Lauderdale County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 44% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $188,442,000 ($7024 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $9,608,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,644,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $42,678,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,886,000 Federal grants: $64,137,000 Federal procurement contracts: $6,220,000 ($5,249,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $4,877,000 ($1,607,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $2,460,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,047,000 Federal Government insurance: $22,824,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
80 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +72
+3 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,019
-38 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lauderdale County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 276
2000 to 2004: 816
1990 to 1999: 2,363
1980 to 1989: 1,900
1970 to 1979: 1,808
1960 to 1969: 1,476
1950 to 1959: 1,015
1940 to 1949: 909
1939 or earlier: 953
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lauderdale County, Tennessee
57% of Lauderdale County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 22193
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,900
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lauderdale County