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|People QuickFacts||Lamar County||Mississippi|
|Population, 2013 estimate||58,801||2,991,207|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||55,658||2,967,299|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||5.6%||0.8%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.9%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||25.8%||24.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||11.4%||13.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.8%||51.4%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||76.9%||59.8%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||20.4%||37.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.6%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.2%||1.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.2%||1.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||2.4%||2.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||74.8%||57.5%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||80.4%||85.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||2.3%||2.2%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||3.5%||3.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||89.3%||81.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||31.9%||20.0%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||25.4||23.9|
|Housing units, 2013||24,093||1,283,165|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||67.0%||69.9%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||21.4%||13.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$160,900||$100,200|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.57||2.64|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$26,958||$20,670|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$50,743||$38,882|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||17.6%||22.3%|
|Business QuickFacts||Lamar County||Mississippi|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||1,299||58,6441|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||16,303||895,8041|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-4.1%||0.9%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||4,045||199,777|
|Total number of firms, 2007||5,219||225,977|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||18.0%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.2%||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.8%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||22.4%||26.9%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||D||59,869,456|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||23,003,585|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||991,801||33,751,407|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$20,858||$11,552|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||103,490||7,045,097|
|Building permits, 2012||22||6,039|
|Geography QuickFacts||Lamar County||Mississippi|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||497.06||46,923.27|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||112.0||63.2|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area|