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Lauderdale County
2015-2019 American Community Survey Lauderdale County Mississippi
Total population 76,279 2,984,418
Male population 37,112 1,447,873
Female population 39,167 1,536,545
Median age 37.8 37.5
Age dependency ratio  67.4 64.9
Citizen voting age population 58,232 2,270,925
Male voting age population 27,804 1,083,374
Female voting age population 30,428 1,187,551
Median household income (2019 inflation-adjusted dollars)  $42,534 $45,081
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  56.3% 57.2%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no spouse present  10.1% 9.0%
Median earnings in the past 12 months (2019 inflation-adjusted dollars) for the population 25 years and over by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $16,094 $21,933
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $25,529 $27,454
Some college or associate's degree $30,889 $31,773
Bachelor's degree $48,120 $43,511
Graduate or professional degree $54,805 $55,505
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  5.3% 5.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  10.2% 10.4%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  27.5% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  24.8% 22.3%
Associate's degree  12.5% 9.8%
Bachelor's degree  12.1% 13.7%
Graduate or professional degree  7.6% 8.4%
High school graduate or higher  84.5% 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher  19.7% 22.0%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Population for whom poverty status is determined  72,915 2,886,767
Percent of population below poverty level  20.8% 20.3%
By age:
Under 18 29.9% 28.7%
18-64 18.7% 18.8%
65 and over 15.1% 12.8%
By sex:
Male 17.3% 18.2%
Female 24.0% 22.3%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 40.2% 31.9%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19.7% 19.5%
Some college or associate's degree 14.2% 13.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 4.1% 5.3%

Census Bureau Lauderdale County Mississippi
2019 Population Estimates  74,125 2,976,149
2010 Census
Population  80,261 2,967,297
Population per square mile  114.1 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis 2019 Annual Data Lauderdale County Mississippi
Per capita income  $39,359 $38,914
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $2,917,484 $115,814,213
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $822,016 $30,682,815
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  28.2% 26.5%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 2.7% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  4.78% 9.45%

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Annual Data Lauderdale County Mississippi
Labor force 29,638 1,259,347
Employment 27,416 1,157,546
Unemployment 2,222 101,801
Unemployment rate 7.5% 8.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2017 Lauderdale County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 550 20,009
Percent of births to unwed mothers  56.2% 53.5%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure, 2017 Lauderdale County Mississippi
Physicians by county  279 6,245

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Lauderdale County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  59 1,385
By sex:
Male 47 1,021
Female 12 364

County Business Patterns, 2019 Lauderdale County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 1,832 59,130
Annual payroll ($1,000) $1,063,848 $37,730,520
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 859 29,543
5 to 9 employees 412 12,574
10 to 19 employees 256 8,205
20 to 49 employees 189 5,724
50 to 99 employees 72 1,776
100 to 249 employees 32 875
250 to 499 employees 7 274
500 to 999 employees 4 102
1000+ employees N/A 57
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 16 642
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 3 308
Utilities (22) 20 582
Construction (23) 117 3,865
MFG (31-33) 49 2,072
Wholesale trade (42) 78 2,652
Retail trade (44-45) 365 11,324
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 47 2,200
Information (51) 32 1,048
Finance and insurance (52) 154 4,620
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 74 2,433
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 120 4,648
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 19 319
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 82 2,383
Educational services (61) 18 580
Health care and social assistance (62) 220 6,506
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 17 692
Accommodation and food services (72) 179 5,744
Other services (except public administration) (81) 220 6,404
Industries not classified (99) N/A 108

University Research Center Lauderdale County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county, 2017  1.12 N/A

The University Research Center (URC) conducts applied unbiased research on a variety of state and local issues including revenue estimation, economic impact analysis, socio-economic policy analysis, tax analysis, and economic forecasting for the State of Mississippi. Clients include both public and private entities. URC routinely works closely with both the Legislative and Executive branches of state government. State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb is the current Director of the University Research Center. URC is a division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

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