16.3% Poverty Rate in Lamar County, Mississippi

Poverty Rate in Lamar County, Mississippi

How does the Poverty Rate in Lamar County, Mississippi compare to other counties in Mississippi?

Mississippi County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Lamar County, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

15.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lamar County, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 15.7%.

37.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lamar County, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 37.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Lamar County, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Lamar County, Mississippi have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 58,356 residents of Lamar County, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 9,143 (15.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 633 (37.6%) of 1,683 residents of Lamar County, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Lamar County, Mississippi

The Poverty Rate in Lamar County is 16.3%.
Lamar County is in Mississippi.
Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Arnold Line 23.5%

2,481

Purvis 21.4%

2,452

Sumrall 22.5%

2,001

West Hattiesburg 21.2%

5,931

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2018 Mississippi Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Mississippi in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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