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Lawrence County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 12,551 (all rural); it was 13,258 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,089
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,080
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,247
Renter-occupied apartments: 909 (it was 793 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

30%

Land area: 431 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lawrence County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.3%), Manufacturing (15.3%), Construction (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Median resident age:  38.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 6,347  (49.2%)
Females: 6,582  (50.8%)

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Average household size:
Lawrence County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,329 ($28,495 in 1999)
This county:

$33329
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $346 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $469)
This county:

$346
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $73,125 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Lawrence County:

$73,125
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,914 - $116,331

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $132,601
Here:

$132,601
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $261,337
Here:

$261,337
State:

$180,099

In 2-unit structures: $101,713
Here:

$101,713
State:

$70,652

Mobile homes: $46,001
Here:

$46,001
State:

$37,232

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $84,156
Here:

$84,156
State:

$27,068
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,025
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $245

Institutionalized population: 0

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $318 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $211 (0.3%)


Lawrence County household income distribution in 2009 Lawrence County home values distribution


Lawrence County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.1%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

19.6%
Whole state:

19.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lawrence County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $571 a month.

Cities in this county include: Monticello, New Hebron, Silver Creek.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lawrence County: Grange (A), Divide (B), Oma Fire Department (C), Oakvale Fire Department (D), Arm Volunteer Fire Department (E), Wanilla Fire Department (F), Sontag Fire Department (G), Tilton Fire Department (H), Topeka Fire Department (I), Center Fire Department (J), North Pleasant Hill Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lawrence County include: New Zion Church (A), North Pleasant Hill Church (B), Oak Grove Church (C), Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (D), Old Silver Creek Church (E), Pearl River Valley Church (F), Pin Oak Church (G), Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church (H), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cliburn Cemetery (1), Dampeer Cemetery (2), Droummonds Cemetery (3), Fair Hill Cemetery (4), Sauls Cemetery (5), Sauls Valley Cemetery (6), Scarber Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wilsons Lake (A), Sutton Lake (B), Cammack-Young Lake (C), Lake Mary Crawford (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bird Branch (A), Hooker Hollow Creek (B), Bahala Creek (C), Armstrong Branch (D), Cascade Creek (E), White Sand Creek (F), Tilton Creek (G), Swilley Branch (H), Simon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Copiah County , Jefferson Davis County , Lincoln County , Marion County , Simpson County , Walthall County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 458
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (60% naturalized citizens)

Lawrence County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.2%

Lawrence County marital status for males
Lawrence County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lawrence County with a mortgage: 1,406 (98 second mortgage, 54 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 975

Here:

59.1% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.91%
Here60.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,075
Total congregations: 34

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateChurches of ChristChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)
Adherents7,102 (88.0%)551 (6.8%)163 (2.0%)63 (0.8%)50 (0.6%)
Congregations22 (64.7%)3 (8.8%)1 (2.9%)2 (5.9%)1 (2.9%)
NameChurch of God of ProphecyBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents37 (0.5%)35 (0.4%)28 (0.3%)25 (0.3%)21 (0.3%)
Congregations1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lawrence County - Monticello, New Hebron, Silver Creek

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lawrence County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Lawrence County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.1%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

15.0%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Lawrence County:

Average size of farms: 156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,484
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $125.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,050
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,058
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.81%
Corn for grain: 2921 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Lawrence County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 4.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 45 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/18/1978, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 31 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lawrence County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the county center
On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Heavy Rains: 3, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Paper (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Lawrence County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,717 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 947 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 76 (2%)
  • Other means: 85 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 89 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


59 people in nursing homes
35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,620.

6.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,855 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.77% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($18,514 average AGI)
2.20% relocated from other states ($9,341 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

2.20%
Mississippi average:

3.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lincoln County, MS  0.79% ($32,694 average AGI)
from Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.53% ($21,250)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.40% ($15,556)
from Hinds County, MS  0.37% ($26,765)
from Marion County, MS  0.31% ($26,000)
from Copiah County, MS  0.29% ($20,308)
from Simpson County, MS  0.26% ($29,833)


6.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,748 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.23% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($20,931 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($5,817 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

1.52%
Mississippi average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lincoln County, MS  1.15% ($28,596 average AGI)
to Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.53% ($21,125)
to Rankin County, MS  0.49% ($28,727)
to Hinds County, MS  0.40% ($30,833)
to Lamar County, MS  0.35% ($28,625)
to Simpson County, MS  0.35% ($19,625)
to Copiah County, MS  0.29% ($26,077)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lawrence County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,076 (2,267 aged, 809 disabled)
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: 7.44
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4998.140
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 185.940
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44321.31

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1355.350
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1118.350

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.98
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.41

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,929

Size of family households: 1,569 2-persons, 872 3-persons, 667 4-persons, 301 5-persons, 121 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,326 1-person, 129 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 1 5-persons.

98.0% of residents of Lawrence County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $97,360,000 ($7241 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,160,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $46,923,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,410,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $316,000
Federal grants: $21,200,000
Federal procurement contracts: $646,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,864,000 ($2,146,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $557,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,430,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,175,000

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

Births: 1,013
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 722
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -36
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lawrence County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.00 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 66
  • 3 rooms: 327
  • 4 rooms: 442
  • 5 rooms: 1,285
  • 6 rooms: 979
  • 7 rooms: 603
  • 8 rooms: 290
  • 9+ rooms: 243
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 144
  • 5 rooms: 235
  • 6 rooms: 168
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 84
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 825
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,600
  • 4 bedrooms: 553
  • 5+ bedrooms: 62
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 86
  • 2 bedrooms: 291
  • 3 bedrooms: 323
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 249
  • 1 vehicle: 1,175
  • 2 vehicles: 1,682
  • 3 vehicles: 778
  • 4 vehicles: 278
  • 5+ vehicles: 85
  • no vehicle: 125
  • 1 vehicle: 373
  • 2 vehicles: 202
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

69% of Lawrence County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Mississippi.

Lawrence County:

68.6%
State average:

59.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lawrence County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.2%)
  • Utility gas (14.4%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Electricity (42.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.2%)
  • Utility gas (18.7%)
  • Wood (4.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 112
Here:

6.9%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

4.2%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

3.2%
Mississippi:

12.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lawrence County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Lawrence County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Lawrence County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Lawrence County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Lawrence County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12870.7 years
John9973.0 years
Willie7274.0 years
Mary7178.7 years
William6370.5 years
Robert5271.8 years
Charles4268.5 years
George4074.6 years
Annie4076.3 years
Thomas3370.9 years
Most common last names in Lawrence County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13972.6 years
Davis6168.1 years
Brown5474.5 years
Bridges5071.5 years
Berry4577.0 years
Lambert4573.2 years
Wilson4576.3 years
Williams4476.0 years
Lee4079.1 years
King3874.6 years

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