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Lauderdale County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2021: 72,088 (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: 102 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lauderdale County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.3%), Retail trade (11.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lauderdale County, MS (2021)
    • 37,40051.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30,80642.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2363.1%Two or more races
    • 1,7102.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4570.6%Asian alone
    • 2170.3%Some other race alone
    • 1040.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 90.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Mississippi median age:

38.6 years
Males: 35,985  (49.9%)
Females: 36,103  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Lauderdale County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $41,174 ($30,768 in 1999)
This county:

$41,174
Mississippi:

$48,716

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $616 (lower quartile is $368, upper quartile is $820)
This county:

$616
State:

$641


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $110,000 (it was $62,000 in 2000)
Lauderdale:

$110,000
Mississippi:

$145,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,000 - $208,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,068
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $345

Institutionalized population: 2,706

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 135
  • Thefts: 103
  • Auto thefts: 25

Crime in 2019 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 230
  • Thefts: 139
  • Auto thefts: 41
Lauderdale County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 13 buildings, average cost: $262,600
  • 2020: 9 buildings, average cost: $207,600
  • 2019: 56 buildings, average cost: $209,300
  • 2018: 75 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2017: 42 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2016: 65 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2015: 115 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2014: 118 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2013: 118 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2012: 113 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2011: 142 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2010: 109 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2009: 99 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2008: 194 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2007: 253 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2006: 414 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2005: 215 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2004: 183 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $95,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Lauderdale, MS residents
Average permit cost in Lauderdale, MS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,527 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $899 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Lauderdale, MS in 2021
Distribution of house value in Lauderdale, MS in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lauderdale, MS in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 23.5%
Lauderdale County:

23.5%
Mississippi:

19.4%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for American Indian residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 40.4 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 43.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.0 years old, Black residents: 38.1 years old, American Indian residents: 45.0 years old, Asian residents: 45.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 45.3 years old, Other race residents: 45.3 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

2019 air pollution in Lauderdale County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). 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 March 2023:
Here:

3.1%
Mississippi:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Lauderdale, MS
County total employment by year in Lauderdale, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Lauderdale, MS

Current college students: 3,921
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,088 (83.2% naturalized citizens)

Lauderdale County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2582010 or later
  • 5662000 to 2009
  • 651990 to 1999
  • 1341980 to 1989
  • 971970 to 1979
  • 125Before 1970

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: 22,607
  • One, attached: 375
  • Two: 1,046
  • 3 or 4: 1,269
  • 5 to 9: 1,330
  • 10 to 19: 149
  • 20 to 49: 1,150
  • 50 or more: 857
  • Mobile homes: 4,736

Housing units in Lauderdale County with a mortgage: 8,524 (696 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 425 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 41

Here:

16.3% with mortgage
State:

97.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lauderdale County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 149% greater 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 4.3 (4.3 MW, 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) 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4528, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: January 20, 2017 - January 21, 2017, FEMA Id: 4295, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lauderdale County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Lauderdale

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,776 (82.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,702 (7.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 896 (2.6%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 379 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,975 (5.7%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (16%)
  • Honduras (11%)
  • Yemen (10%)
  • India (9%)
  • Thailand (8%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Venezuela (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lauderdale County


  • American (14%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $63,814.

5.46% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($44,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Mississippi average:

6.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.56% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($17,672 average AGI)
2.90% relocated from other states ($26,336 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

2.90%
Mississippi average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Clarke County, MS  0.34% ($47,170 average AGI)
from Kemper County, MS  0.27% ($32,000)
from Newton County, MS  0.23% ($37,828)
from Rankin County, MS  0.20% ($60,404)
from Hinds County, MS  0.15% ($29,000)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.14% ($43,971)
from Escambia County, FL  0.11% ($49,111)


5.74% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($49,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Mississippi average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.53% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($20,039 average AGI)
3.22% relocated to other states ($29,165 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

3.22%
Mississippi average:

2.99%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Clarke County, MS  0.37% ($38,421 average AGI)
to Harrison County, MS  0.21% ($46,273)
to Rankin County, MS  0.20% ($48,040)
to Newton County, MS  0.19% ($39,837)
to Neshoba County, MS  0.16% ($43,125)
to Hinds County, MS  0.16% ($29,000)
to Kemper County, MS  0.14% ($40,286)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Lauderdale County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lauderdale County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lauderdale County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lauderdale County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lauderdale County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lauderdale County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lauderdale County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,011)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,139)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (856)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (810)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (779)
  • Congestive heart failure (768)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (760)
  • Unspecified dementia (586)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (522)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (315)

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: 72,088
  • Male householders: 12,292 (4,235 living alone), Female householders: 15,920 (4,836 living alone)
  • 12,190 spouses (12,120 opposite-sex spouses), 1,470 unmarried partners, (1,370 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,105 children (17,536 natural, 103 adopted, 1,466 stepchildren), 4,582 grandchildren, 557 brothers or sisters, 998 parents, 179 foster children, 829 other relatives, 579 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,387

Size of family households: 9,274 2-persons, 4,277 3-persons, 2,679 4-persons, 1,292 5-persons, 244 6-persons, 509 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,071 1-person, 866 2-persons.

7,304 married couples with children.
5,859 single-parent households (772 men, 5,087 women).

97.1% of residents of Lauderdale speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (26% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 26% speak English not 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:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.8

Year house built in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • 952020 or later
  • 3,2502010 to 2019
  • 4,3192000 to 2009
  • 4,9081990 to 1999
  • 3,0171980 to 1989
  • 6,2471970 to 1979
  • 4,6991960 to 1969
  • 3,8931950 to 1959
  • 1,3711940 to 1949
  • 1,7201939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1233 rooms
  • 2,1564 rooms
  • 3,9465 rooms
  • 3,0856 rooms
  • 3,5677 rooms
  • 2,8388 rooms
  • 2,4559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • 2081 room
  • 1882 rooms
  • 1,1673 rooms
  • 1,7714 rooms
  • 2,4285 rooms
  • 2,8486 rooms
  • 5077 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 9259+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3631 bedroom
  • 2,2612 bedrooms
  • 11,6963 bedrooms
  • 3,5454 bedrooms
  • 3055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • 208no bedroom
  • 1,4481 bedroom
  • 3,8462 bedrooms
  • 2,9483 bedrooms
  • 1,4834 bedrooms
  • 1095+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lauderdale County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lauderdale County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lauderdale County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,200no vehicle
  • 4,2291 vehicle
  • 7,5392 vehicles
  • 4,1513 vehicles
  • 7504 vehicles
  • 3015+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lauderdale County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lauderdale County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,861no vehicle
  • 4,1471 vehicle
  • 2,8562 vehicles
  • 1,0663 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 1125+ vehicles

86.5% of Lauderdale County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Mississippi.

Lauderdale County:

86.5%
State average:

87.9%

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

  • This state: 55,586
  • Other state: 15,167
  • Northeast: 880
  • Midwest: 2,250
  • South: 9,906
  • West: 2,131
Year householders moved into unit in Lauderdale County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lauderdale County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.3%Electricity
  • 22.3%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 71.3%Electricity
  • 21.5%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,037
Here:

13.7%
Mississippi:

15.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 637
Here:

16.1%
Mississippi:

16.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 308
Here:

9.5%
Mississippi:

9.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lauderdale County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,615,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,371,000
    Other: $11,597,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,320,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Regular Highways: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,917,000
    Health - Other: $9,785,000
    Health - Other: $9,608,000
    Regular Highways: $9,494,000
    Police Protection: $8,394,000
    Police Protection: $7,416,000
    Financial Administration: $3,037,000
    General - Other: $3,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,885,000
    Financial Administration: $2,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,549,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,371,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,982,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,836,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,774,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,622,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,597,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,524,000
    Libraries: $1,322,000
    Libraries: $1,059,000
    Parks and Recreation: $978,000
    Parks and Recreation: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,465,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,089,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $333,000
    Other - General - Other: $326,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $263,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $48,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $401,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,110,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,433,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,389,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,938,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,862,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,677,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $412,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,070,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $659,000
    Sale of Property: $511,000
    Interest Earnings: $186,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,574,000
    General - Other: $1,422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Libraries: $206,000
    Libraries: $168,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,615,000
    Cash and Securities: $26,096,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,997,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,006,000
    Other: $2,344,000
    Highways: $2,012,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,792,000
    Highways: $958,000
    Health and Hospitals: $704,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,524,000
    Property: $28,573,000
    Other License: $1,149,000
    Other License: $1,007,000

Lauderdale County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,615,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,371,000
    Other: $11,597,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,320,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Regular Highways: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,917,000
    Health - Other: $9,785,000
    Health - Other: $9,608,000
    Regular Highways: $9,494,000
    Police Protection: $8,394,000
    Police Protection: $7,416,000
    Financial Administration: $3,037,000
    General - Other: $3,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,885,000
    Financial Administration: $2,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,549,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,371,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,982,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,836,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,774,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,622,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,597,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,524,000
    Libraries: $1,322,000
    Libraries: $1,059,000
    Parks and Recreation: $978,000
    Parks and Recreation: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,465,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,089,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $333,000
    Other - General - Other: $326,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $263,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $48,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $401,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,110,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,433,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,389,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,938,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,862,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,677,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $412,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,070,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $659,000
    Sale of Property: $511,000
    Interest Earnings: $186,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,574,000
    General - Other: $1,422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Libraries: $206,000
    Libraries: $168,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,615,000
    Cash and Securities: $26,096,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,997,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,006,000
    Other: $2,344,000
    Highways: $2,012,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,792,000
    Highways: $958,000
    Health and Hospitals: $704,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,524,000
    Property: $28,573,000
    Other License: $1,149,000
    Other License: $1,007,000

Lauderdale County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,615,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,371,000
    Other: $11,597,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,320,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Regular Highways: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,917,000
    Health - Other: $9,785,000
    Health - Other: $9,608,000
    Regular Highways: $9,494,000
    Police Protection: $8,394,000
    Police Protection: $7,416,000
    Financial Administration: $3,037,000
    General - Other: $3,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,885,000
    Financial Administration: $2,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,549,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,371,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,982,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,836,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,774,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,622,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,597,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,524,000
    Libraries: $1,322,000
    Libraries: $1,059,000
    Parks and Recreation: $978,000
    Parks and Recreation: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,465,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,089,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $333,000
    Other - General - Other: $326,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $263,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $48,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $401,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,110,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,433,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,389,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,938,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,862,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,677,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $412,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,070,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $659,000
    Sale of Property: $511,000
    Interest Earnings: $186,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,574,000
    General - Other: $1,422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Libraries: $206,000
    Libraries: $168,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,615,000
    Cash and Securities: $26,096,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,997,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,006,000
    Other: $2,344,000
    Highways: $2,012,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,792,000
    Highways: $958,000
    Health and Hospitals: $704,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,524,000
    Property: $28,573,000
    Other License: $1,149,000
    Other License: $1,007,000

Lauderdale County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,615,000
  • Charges - Other: $14,371,000
    Other: $11,597,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $4,320,000
    Regular Highways: $2,471,000
    Regular Highways: $1,563,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,917,000
    Health - Other: $9,785,000
    Health - Other: $9,608,000
    Regular Highways: $9,494,000
    Police Protection: $8,394,000
    Police Protection: $7,416,000
    Financial Administration: $3,037,000
    General - Other: $3,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,885,000
    Financial Administration: $2,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,549,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,484,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,371,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,982,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,836,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,774,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,622,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,597,000
    General - Other: $1,567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,524,000
    Libraries: $1,322,000
    Libraries: $1,059,000
    Parks and Recreation: $978,000
    Parks and Recreation: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,465,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,089,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $333,000
    Other - General - Other: $326,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $263,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Health - Other: $139,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $48,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $401,000
    Health and Hospitals: $74,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,110,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,433,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,389,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,938,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,862,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,677,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $412,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,372,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,070,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,015,000
    Interest Earnings: $659,000
    Sale of Property: $511,000
    Interest Earnings: $186,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,574,000
    General - Other: $1,422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Libraries: $206,000
    Libraries: $168,000
    Health - Other: $117,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,615,000
    Cash and Securities: $26,096,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,997,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,006,000
    Other: $2,344,000
    Highways: $2,012,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,795,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,792,000
    Highways: $958,000
    Health and Hospitals: $704,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,524,000
    Property: $28,573,000
    Other License: $1,149,000
    Other License: $1,007,000

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
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)"