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Laurel, Mississippi (MS) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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31.3% of Laurel, MS residents had an income below the poverty level in 2022, which was 38.8% greater than the poverty level of 19.1% across the entire state of Mississippi. 21.3% of high school graduates and 47.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 34.4% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 80.6%. For comparison, it was 25.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Laurel, MS

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Laurel:

31.3%
Whole state:

19.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Laurel:

13.5%
Whole state:

8.8%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Laurel:

34.4%
Mississippi:

27.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor residents (it is 15.2% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Laurel:

17.5%
Mississippi:

26.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

80.6%
Residents above poverty level:

25.1%

Poverty by age in Laurel, MS

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Laurel
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Laurel,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 61.9%Under 5 years
  • 67.7%5 years
  • 48.6%6 to 11 years
  • 11.7%12 to 14 years
  • 16.7%15 years
  • 12.7%16 and 17 years
  • 12.8%18 to 24 years
  • 16.4%25 to 34 years
  • 19.2%35 to 44 years
  • 14.6%45 to 54 years
  • 23.1%55 to 64 years
  • 23.3%65 to 74 years
  • 6.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Laurel
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Laurel,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 38.0%Under 5 years
  • 100.0%5 years
  • 47.0%6 to 11 years
  • 22.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 56.0%16 and 17 years
  • 42.0%18 to 24 years
  • 49.0%25 to 34 years
  • 42.0%35 to 44 years
  • 19.0%45 to 54 years
  • 15.0%55 to 64 years
  • 32.0%65 to 74 years
  • 26.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Laurel, MS
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Laurel,MS (% below half of poverty level)
  • 30.3%Under 6 years
  • 19.0%6 to 11 years
  • 8.6%12 to 17 years
  • 16.0%18 to 24 years
  • 21.2%25 to 34 years
  • 12.9%35 to 44 years
  • 4.3%45 to 54 years
  • 9.2%55 to 64 years
  • 6.6%65 to 74 years
  • 5.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Laurel, MS

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Laurel, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Laurel, MS (%)
  • 16.4%White
  • 34.9%Black
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 69.2%Other race
  • 13.1%2+ races
  • 38.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Laurel, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Laurel, MS (absolute numbers)
  • 799White
  • 4,007Black
  • 0Asian
  • 269Other race
  • 632+ races
  • 444Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 29.1%Below poverty level
  • 70.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 25.4%Below poverty level
  • 74.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Laurel, MS

Children below poverty level:
Laurel, Mississippi:

56.8%
State:

26.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Laurel:

21.3%
Mississippi:

13.8%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Laurel:

47.9%
Mississippi:

33.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 16.8%Married-couple family
  • 6.4%Male, no wife present
  • 76.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Laurel not in families by work experience
  • 13.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 8.5%Worked part-time
  • 78.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 50.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both worked part-time
  • 15.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 35.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 6.3%1980 to 1989
  • 13.2%1970 to 1979
  • 19.7%1960 to 1969
  • 25.9%1950 to 1959
  • 15.6%1940 to 1949
  • 18.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 2.0%1995 to 1998
  • 2.1%1990 to 1994
  • 8.2%1980 to 1989
  • 18.7%1970 to 1979
  • 17.2%1960 to 1969
  • 19.9%1950 to 1959
  • 12.6%1940 to 1949
  • 18.7%1939 or earlier
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