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Lowndes County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 59,730 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 61,586 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,432
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,421
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,213
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,634 (it was 7,636 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

30%

Land area: 502 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 119 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lowndes County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.9%), Retail trade (15.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Lowndes County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (53.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (43.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 28,317  (47.4%)
Females: 31,413  (52.6%)
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Lowndes County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lowndes County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,243 ($32,123 in 1999)

This county:

$36243
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $478 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $670)
This county:

$478
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $112,920 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Lowndes:

$112,920
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,177 - $177,117
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $957
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $314

Institutionalized population: 715

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 149
  • Thefts: 345
  • Auto thefts: 32

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 61
  • Burglaries: 142
  • Thefts: 376
  • Auto thefts: 37
Lowndes County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 163 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2007: 339 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2008: 161 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2009: 78 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2010: 82 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2011: 92 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2012: 96 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2013: 119 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2014: 85 buildings, average cost: $104,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $770 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $562 (0.6%)

Lowndes County household income distribution in 2009 Lowndes County home values distribution Lowndes County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.7%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 42.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.5% for American Indian residents, 72.0% for other race residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.5%
Lowndes County:

26.5%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.2% for Black residents, 41.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 78.5% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lowndes County is $407 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $477 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $693 a month.

Cities in this county include: Columbus, Columbus AFB, New Hope, Caledonia, Crawford, Artesia.

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Columbia County, Arkansas , Drew County, Arkansas , Clayton County, Georgia , Ouachita County, Arkansas , Washington County , Lamar County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,480
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 781 (48% naturalized citizens)

Lowndes County:

1.3%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 215
  • 1990 to 1994: 53
  • 1985 to 1989: 85
  • 1980 to 1984: 54
  • 1975 to 1979: 56
  • 1970 to 1974: 72
  • 1970 to 1974: 44
  • 1965 to 1969: 202

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.5%

Lowndes County marital status for males Lowndes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,906
  • One, attached: 889
  • Two: 770
  • 3 or 4: 1,052
  • 5 to 9: 955
  • 10 to 19: 387
  • 20 or more: 583
  • Mobile homes: 3,527
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Housing units in Lowndes County with a mortgage: 8,058 (941 second mortgage, 598 home equity loan, 44 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,767

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lowndes County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,55378
Black Protestant6,22534
Mainline Protestant5,27422
Catholic1,2451
Other5865
None19,896-
Lowndes 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: 16
Lowndes County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Lowndes County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lowndes County:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

33.0%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Lowndes County:

Average size of farms: 304 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $79,313
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $177.09
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $50,978
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.49%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,106
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.19%
Corn for grain: 15114 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1475 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5413 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 12503 harvested acres
Vegetables: 88 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 117 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lowndes County-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from Lowndes County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 36.6 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 182.9 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 65.9 miles away from the 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 174.1 miles away from Lowndes County center
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) earthquake occurred 178.2 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:

  • MississippiHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1604): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1594): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: May 5, 2003 to May 8, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1470): May 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • MississippiSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 10, 2002 to November 11, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1443): November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiTornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1360): February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiSevere Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1265): January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • MississippiFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-906): May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 17, 1991 to March 21, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-895): March 5, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-895, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MississippiFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 14, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-888): January 3, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-888, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 1, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-683): June 1, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-683, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (26%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

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

  • United States or American (17%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Lowndes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,180 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 3,792 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 38 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0%)
  • Walked: 692 (3%)
  • Other means: 115 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 411 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 622 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 538 people in nursing homes
  • 240 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 201 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 127 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 86 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 513 people in college/university student housing
  • 411 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 225 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 53 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,884.

6.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,312 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.20%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

2.38% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($10,083 average AGI)
4.37% relocated from other states ($23,223 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

4.37%
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 El Paso County, CO  0.53% ($29,523 average AGI)
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.44% ($30,281)
from Clay County, MS  0.29% ($36,034)
from Noxubee County, MS  0.28% ($23,105)
from Monroe County, MS  0.27% ($25,463)
from Lamar County, AL  0.17% ($30,886)
from Pickens County, AL  0.16% ($34,531)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($934 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.20%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

2.35% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($10,144 average AGI)
5.03% relocated to other states ($28,788 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

5.03%
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 Oktibbeha County, MS  0.48% ($34,309 average AGI)
to Monroe County, MS  0.28% ($28,965)
to Clay County, MS  0.19% ($36,368)
to Lee County, MS  0.15% ($35,355)
to Noxubee County, MS  0.15% ($21,567)
to Lamar County, AL  0.14% ($25,552)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.14% ($25,690)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Lowndes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Lowndes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lowndes County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lowndes County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lowndes County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,166 (6,971 aged, 2,195 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,403 (14%)

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 Lowndes County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (594)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (554)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (436)
  • Congestive heart failure (396)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (304)
  • Unspecified dementia (298)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (282)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (279)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (266)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (180)

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: 1.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13402.88
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 542.270
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 81601.01

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1541.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 928.290
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18.37

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44.11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81.81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.68

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.8. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 85.2
  • Other - 45.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,461
  • In family households: 49,920 (9,916 male householders, 6,125 female householders)
    10,508 spouses, 17,998 children (16,690 natural, 353 adopted, 955 stepchildren), 2,229 grandchildren, 626 brothers or sisters, 385 parents, 845 other relatives, 1,050 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,541 (3,557 male householders (3,053 living alone)), 3,889 female householders (3,504 living alone)), 1,095 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,318 (715 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,793 2-persons, 4,034 3-persons, 3,032 4-persons, 1,459 5-persons, 459 6-persons, 264 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,557 1-person, 756 2-persons, 82 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

9,408 married couples with children.
5,917 single-parent households (769 men, 5,148 women).

96.9% of residents of Lowndes County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $484,244,000 ($8006 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $190,476,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $154,755,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $60,288,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,387,000
Federal grants: $79,737,000
Federal procurement contracts: $93,224,000 ($86,114,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $91,853,000 ($82,014,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,075,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,473,000
Federal Government insurance: $134,530,000

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

Births: 4,894
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,787
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +174
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,898
Here -65 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lowndes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.54 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 211
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,693
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,660
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,552
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,835
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,851
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,545
  • 1940 to 1949: 913
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,383
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lowndes County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 650
  • 4 rooms: 1,234
  • 5 rooms: 4,275
  • 6 rooms: 3,895
  • 7 rooms: 2,418
  • 8 rooms: 1,373
  • 9+ rooms: 1,225
  • 1 room: 153
  • 2 rooms: 654
  • 3 rooms: 1,257
  • 4 rooms: 2,015
  • 5 rooms: 2,084
  • 6 rooms: 912
  • 7 rooms: 361
  • 8 rooms: 132
  • 9+ rooms: 68
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lowndes County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 139
  • 1 bedroom: 473
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,003
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,750
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,450
  • 5+ bedrooms: 398
  • no bedroom: 316
  • 1 bedroom: 1,539
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,969
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,393
  • 4 bedrooms: 378
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in Lowndes County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 756
  • 1 vehicle: 3,988
  • 2 vehicles: 6,724
  • 3 vehicles: 2,761
  • 4 vehicles: 750
  • 5+ vehicles: 234
  • no vehicle: 1,501
  • 1 vehicle: 3,536
  • 2 vehicles: 2,120
  • 3 vehicles: 368
  • 4 vehicles: 72
  • 5+ vehicles: 39

56% of Lowndes County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Mississippi.

Lowndes County:

56.3%
State average:

59.0%

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

  • This state: 42970
  • Northeast: 1225
  • Midwest: 3731
  • South: 10853
  • West: 1566

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,800


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 Lowndes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.3%)
  • Utility gas (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.3%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Electricity (48.0%)
  • Utility gas (40.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,045
Here:

12.7%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 502
Here:

13.2%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 248
Here:

8.0%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Lowndes County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,665,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,636,000
    Regular Highways: $2,355,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,303,000
    Police Protection: $4,229,000
    Financial Administration: $1,866,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,866,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,673,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,454,000
    General - Other: $1,379,000
    Health - Other: $1,344,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,029,000
    Local Fire Protection: $925,000
    Parks and Recreation: $906,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $173,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $158,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,631,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $1,016,000
    Parks and Recreation: $526,000
    Libraries: $293,000
    Central Staff Services: $90,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,181,000
    Regular Highways: $92,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,017,000

Lowndes County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,155,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $193,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,714,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,007,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $601,000
    Sale of Property: $213,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,397,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,729,000
    Highways: $1,738,000
    Health and Hospitals: $747,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,363,000
    Other License: $843,000

Lowndes County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $74,810,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $70,810,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,230,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,835,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,190,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $795,000

Lowndes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,163,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,810,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,444
  • Number of aged recipients: 277
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,167
  • Number of recipients under 18: 495
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,368
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 581
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 920
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,105
Lowndes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James50071.1 years
Mary44978.1 years
William39572.9 years
John36973.2 years
Willie28770.3 years
Robert25770.1 years
Annie22478.3 years
George16573.9 years
Thomas15172.5 years
Charles13869.5 years
Most common last names in Lowndes County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones25273.3 years
Williams24372.3 years
Smith21275.6 years
Brown18976.3 years
Johnson17173.8 years
Harris16873.5 years
Davis10575.1 years
Taylor10271.5 years
Moore10176.0 years
Richardson9274.4 years
Businesses in Lowndes County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone2New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike6
Best Western1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Burger King1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Church's Chicken1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut4
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
FedEx7Rite Aid2
Ford1Rue211
GNC1Ryan's Grill1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block2Sears3
Hardee's2Subway5
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Honda1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS13
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless2
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2

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