MS

National Population : 333,590,059
Mississippi State Population : 3,106,550

About Lafayette, MS

Lafayette, MS is located in Lafayette County in the state of Mississippi.

The total City Population for Lafayette is about 18,916 with about people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 50,285.

The Average Home Value is $206,600.00, which is roughly 56% higher than the Average Home Value of $91,745.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 9% higher than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $45,844.00, which is roughly 14% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $39,280.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 20% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Lafayette is about .

Mississippi is ranked #50 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 8.08 out of 100.

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Voting

Lafayette County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 22.23% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 55.28%
Democratic: 42.99%
Libertarian: 1.03%
Other: 0.52%
Green: 0.17%


Nearby Locations

Oxford, MS (1.09 mi.)
Taylor, MS (8.51 mi.)
Abbeville, MS (9.60 mi.)
Bruce, MS (14.62 mi.)
Paris, MS (14.62 mi.)
Water Valley, MS (15.04 mi.)
Banner, MS (17.83 mi.)
Etta, MS (19.87 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 38655
Latitude : 34.349148
Longitude : -89.483611
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 394 ft.
Area Code(s) : 662

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.27
Male Population Estimate : 36.63%
Female Population Estimate : 36.35%
Median Age : 29.2
Male Median Age : 27.9
Female Median Age : 30.8

White Population Estimate : 52.64%
Black Population Estimate : 17.64%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 1.77%
Asian Population Estimate : 1.97%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.07%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.41%
Other Population Estimate : 1.04%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Lafayette specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Lafayette County: About 5 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Lafayette County: Data Not Available
Lafayette County is about 22% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people.