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The 2000 Census showed that Lawrence County had a population of 13,258 people. This represented 0.47% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 64th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lawrence had a population of 13,308 people. This is an increase of 0.38% since the 2000 Census.

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201012,929-2.48%-2.85% since 2009
200913,308+0.38%+0.25% since 2008
200813,275+0.13%+0.2% since 2007
200613,218-0.3%-0.19% since 2005
200513,243-0.11%-0.29% since 2004
200413,281+0.17%-0.2% since 2003
200313,308+0.38%+0.51% since 2002
200213,241-0.13%-0.59% since 2001
200113,319+0.46%+0.46% since 2000
200013,258The Last Census

Lawrence County had 5,688 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lawrence County has a total area<3> of 435.7 square miles [1,128 km²]. Of this total, 430.6 square miles [1,115 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.17%) being water (5.11 square miles [13.23 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lawrence County had a population density of 30.79 people per square mile [11.89 people/km²], making it the state's 54th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lawrence County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lawrence and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Lawrence County QuickFact (QF-28077).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Lawrence County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CopiahQF-28029   NW29,09428,7571.17%
Jefferson DavisQF-28065   E12,54313,962-10.16%
LincolnQF-28085   W34,83033,1665.02%
MarionQF-28091   SE25,73225,5950.54%
SimpsonQF-28127   NE27,92027,6391.02%
WalthallQF-28147   S15,29115,1560.89%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lawrence. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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