Lawrence County, MS

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Population

12,659

0.444% growth

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$40,432

5.97% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

4,722

1.48% decline

Median Property Value

$89,100

1.11% decline

About

In 2017, Lawrence County, MS had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $40,432. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lawrence County, MS grew from 12,603 to 12,659, a 0.444% increase and its median household income grew from $38,155 to $40,432, a 5.97% increase.

The population of Lawrence County, MS is 65.4% White Alone, 33.2% Black or African American Alone, and 0.829% Two or More Races. 0.86% of the people in Lawrence County, MS speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lawrence County, MS is $89,100, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Lawrence County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lawrence County, MS employs 4.72k people. The largest industries in Lawrence County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (780 people), Manufacturing (764 people), and Retail Trade (507 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,563), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,469).

Median household income in Lawrence County, MS is $40,432. Males in Lawrence County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Lawrence County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,432

2017 value

± $3,627

5.97%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in Lawrence County, MS have a median annual income of $40,432, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,155 in 2016, which represents a 5.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lawrence County, MS made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lawrence County, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawrence County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9603

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence County, MS was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $39,545, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $37,093 and $31,848.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lawrence County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence County, MS (2.5k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,297 ± 231

  2. White

    1,144 ± 198

  3. Two Or More

    57 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.72k

2017 Value

± 403

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, MS declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 4.79k employees to 4.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (624 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (538 people), and Management Occupations (393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (624 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (538 people), and Management Occupations (393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.31 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,156), Legal Occupations ($59,091), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,977).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.72k

2017 Value

± 403

-1.48%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, MS declined at a rate of -1.48%, from 4.79k employees to 4.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (780 people), Manufacturing (764 people), and Retail Trade (507 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lawrence County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (780 people), Manufacturing (764 people), and Retail Trade (507 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.5 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (5.02 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lawrence County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,563), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,469).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather with $25.1B and Mixed freight and $13.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.6% of the population of Lawrence County, MS has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 9.75% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lawrence County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, MS see 4207 patients per year on average, which represents a 34.6% increase from the previous year (3126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6374 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,207 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, MS see an average of 4,207 patients per year. This represents a 34.6% increase from the previous year (3,126 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.4%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

9.75%

Non-Group

1.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence County, MS grew by 0.93% from 16.2% to 16.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lawrence County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lawrence County, MS is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.0632% of Lawrence County, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lawrence County, MS is composed of 8.28k White Alone residents (65.4%), 4.2k Black or African American Alone residents (33.2%), 105 Two or More Races residents (0.829%), 68 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.537%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0316%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lawrence County, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (64 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (29 speakers), and German (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lawrence County, MS was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Lawrence County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lawrence County, MS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.0632%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.00793%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.0632% of Lawrence County, MS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lawrence County, MS was 0.00793%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lawrence County, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Lawrence County, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Lawrence County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence County, MS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.28k ± 20

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.2k ± 71

  3. Two or More Races

    105 ± 51.1

In 2017, there were 1.97 times more White Alone residents (8.28k people) in Lawrence County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.2k Black or African American Alone and 105 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    64 speakers (0.545%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    29 speakers (0.247%)

  3. German

    8 speakers (0.0681%)

0.86% of Lawrence County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lawrence County, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.545% of the overall population of Lawrence County, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.247% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.0681% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    199 ± 70

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    82 ± 55

  3. Korea

    64 ± 33

Lawrence County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence County, MS was $89,100 in 2017, which is 0.409 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,100 to $89,100, a 1.11% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lawrence County, MS is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lawrence County, MS have an average commute time of 33.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawrence County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,432

Median Household Income

± $3,627

4.82k

Number of Households

± 377

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.82k households in Lawrence County, MS grew to $40,432 from the previous year's value of $38,155.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$89,100

2017 Median

± $5,376

$90,100

2016 Median

± $5,480

In 2017, the median property value in Lawrence County, MS declined from to $89,100 from the previous year's value of $90,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lawrence County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawrence County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lawrence County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawrence County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%

2017 Homeownership

79.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.2% of the housing units in Lawrence County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lawrence County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

33.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence County, MS have a longer commute time (33.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.09% of the workforce in Lawrence County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.41%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lawrence County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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