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Time Zone: Lauderdale County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Meridian is the Seat for Lauderdale County.

Lauderdale County was founded in 1833. Lauderdale was created by taking area from Rankin and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lauderdale had a population of 79,099 people. This is an increase of 1.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 78,161 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lauderdale represented 2.75% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201080,261+2.69%+1.47% since 2009
200979,099+1.2%+0.57% since 2008
200878,653+0.63%+0.87% since 2007
200777,974-0.24% 
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200078,161The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lauderdale County Census Page for Lauderdale County.

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Websites for Lauderdale County

Official Website:   www.lauderdalecounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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