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Population
51,169
1.82% growth
Median Age
28.5
Median Household Income
$44,643
7.98% growth
Poverty Rate
25.8%
Number of Employees
22,584
4.02% growth
Median Property Value
$159,200
4.94% growth

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Economy

The economy of Lafayette County, MS employs 22,584 people. The economy of Lafayette County, MS is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 2.32; 1.29; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lafayette County, MS are Educational Services (4,894), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,905), and Retail trade (2,456), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,333), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,875), and Finance & Insurance ($37,852).

Median household income in Lafayette County, MS is $44,643. Males in Lafayette County, MS have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,707. The income inequality of Lafayette County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lafayette County, MS. In Lafayette County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,239. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.

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Diversity

Lafayette County, MS is home to a population of 51,169 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lafayette County, MS is composed of 36,042 White residents (70.4%), 12,258 Black residents (24%), 1,188 Hispanic residents (2.32%), 989 Asian residents (1.93%), and 558 Two+ residents (1.09%). The most common foreign languages in Lafayette County, MS are Spanish (899 speakers), Tagalog (210 speakers), and Other Indic (178 speakers), but compared to other places, Lafayette County, MS has a relative high number of Gujarati (134 speakers), Other Indic (178 speakers), and Thai (29 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Lafayette County, MS awarded 5,151 degrees. The student population of Lafayette County, MS is skewed towards females, with 2,042 male students and 3,109 female students. Most students in Lafayette County, MS are White (3,992 and 77.5%), followed by Black or African American (709 and 13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (117 and 2.27%), and Asian (95 and 1.84%). The largest universities in Lafayette County, MS by number of graduates are University of Mississippi (5,151 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lafayette County, MS are Registered Nursing (253 and 4.91%), General Studies (201 and 3.9%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (199 and 3.86%). The median tuition costs in Lafayette County, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,344 and $20,574 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, MS is $159,200, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $151,700 to $159,200, a 4.94% increase. The homeownership rate of Lafayette County, MS is 59.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lafayette County, MS have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafayette County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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