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Lucedale, Mississippi

  •   State: 
    George County
      County all: 
    George | Greene | Jackson
      County FIPS: 
    28039 | 28041 | 28059
    30°55′29″N 88°35′26″W
      Area total: 
    6.39 sq mi (16.55 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.39 sq mi (16.55 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    281 ft (86 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lucedale, George County, Mississippi, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    448.91 residents per square mile of area (173.33/km²)
      Household income: 
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Lucedale was founded in 1901 when Governor A.H. Longino signed his name and his seal to the proclamation. It was named after its founder, Gregory Marston Luce, who operated a lumber business there. The population was 2,923 at the 2010 census, up from 2,458 at the 2000 census. Lucedale has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.6 km²), all land. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The George County School District spends US$6,732 per pupil on instruction, 30% on support services, and 7% on other elementary and secondary students. The city is served by the George Regional Hospital, which serves George, Green, Stone and Jackson counties, as well as western Mobile County in Alabama. In April 2013, a US$4.5 million extension to George Regional Health Center will add 60 beds and 24 private rooms to the nursing home. The expansion is expected to be completed in February 2014. The hospital operates the Community Center, an affiliated primary care facility Surgical services are provided by the Surgical Community Center Surgical Center, which is an affiliated community center. The community center is located at 30°5511N 88°3530W (30.919824, -88.591669) The city has a population of 2,869 people, 975 households, and 504 families residing in the city. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population will rise to 2,900 by the 2020 census.


Lucedale is the primary city name, but also Agricola are acceptable city names or spellings, Basin, Harleston, Latonia, Merrill, Movella, Shipman, Vernal on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Lucedale, Mississippi. Lucedale is located in northern George County at 30°5511N 88°3530W (30.919824, -88.591669). Mississippi Highway 198 passes through the city as Main Street, leading east 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to U.S. Route 98 and northwest 2.0 miles (4.0 km) for Mississippi Highway 63. According to the United States Census Bureau, Lucedale has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.6 km²), all land. The city is located on the Mississippi River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Alabama-Mississippi state line. It is located near the junction of Mississippi highways 98 and 63, which lead to Mobile and Hattiesburg, respectively, and to Pascagoula and Leakesville, respectively. The town has a population of about 2,000. It has a post office with a ZIP code of 305511, which is located at the city's northern tip. It also has a public library with a branch in the downtown area of the city, as well as a library in the central part of the town, which has a branch of the same name in the southern part of George County, also in the George County area. It was founded in the early 1800s and was named after the town's first postmaster, William L. Lucedale, who was killed in a fire in 1836.


As of the 2000 U.S. census, there were 2,458 people, 916 households, and 628 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.45% White, 29.21% African American, 0.20% Native American,0.73% Asian, and 0.12% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population. The city's population was spread out, with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1%. The median age was 36 years. The median income for a household in theCity was $22,604. The per capita income for the city is $12,151. About 40.3% of those under age 18 and 19.1 percent of those age 65 or over were below the poverty line, including 26.1 per cent of those who are 65 or older. For every 100 females, there are 94.8 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 88.6 males. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01. For. every 100,000 people, the average household income is $27,386 and the median family size is $29,338.


Lucedale is served by the George County School District. As of 2010, the district spends US$6,732 per pupil. The district spends 63% on instruction, 30% on support services, and 7% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. 15 students existed for every full-time equivalent teacher in the district in 2010. The school district has a population of 2,000. The town is home to the Lucedale High School, which was founded in 1883. The Luedale School District was established in 1881. It is located in George County, near Luedeale. The George County High School opened in 1882. The current school district was formed in 1979. It has a student population of 1,500. The School District has a budget of US$5,000,000 (2010) and a enrollment of 3,500 (2010). The district has 15 students for everyfull-time equivalent teacher in the district. It also has 7 students for each full- time equivalent teacher, which is the same as the number of students in the U.S. population for the school district as a whole. In 2010 the district spent US$7,000 per pupil, or $6,700 per student, on instruction and support services. It spends 7% of its budget on other expenditures, including 7% for other elementary and secondary educational expenses. It spends US$3,500 per pupil on other elementary and secondary expenditures.


George Regional Hospital serves George, Green, Stone and Jackson counties, as well as western Mobile County in Alabama. In addition to a nursing home, the hospital operates the Community Medical Center, an affiliated primary care facility. Surgical services are provided by the Community Surgical Center. In April 2013, a US$4.5 million extension for the George Regional Hospital was commenced. The project will add acute care space to the hospital, expand George Regional Health & Rehab Center to 60 beds, and will add 24 larger, private rooms to the nursing home. A February 2014 completion date is expected for the extension of the hospital. The hospital is located in the city of Lucedale and George County, Alabama, near the Alabama-Mississippi border. It was formerly known as the George County Hospital, and was built in the 1950s and 1960s. The current hospital was constructed in the 1970s and 1980s. It is the largest hospital in the state, with more than 2,000 beds and a population of more than 100,000 people. It has been in the same location for more than 50 years, and is expected to stay that way for at least the next 20 years. It also has a medical center, which provides primary care and surgical services. It opened in the 1980s and is located on the same site as the original hospital. In the 1990s and 2000s, it was the site of a major construction project, which included the construction of a new hospital and a new medical center.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi = 95.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 96. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lucedale = 5.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,869 individuals with a median age of 34.1 age the population grows by 23.80% in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 448.91 residents per square mile of area (173.33/km²). There are average 2.41 people per household in the 1,087 households with an average household income of $27,093 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.50% of the available work force and has dropped -6.74% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.02%. The number of physicians in Lucedale per 100,000 population = 61.2.


The annual rainfall in Lucedale = 64.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 113. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 218. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 34.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 26, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi which are owned by the occupant = 59.21%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 33 years with median home cost = $88,010 and home appreciation of 0.09%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.49 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,753 per student. There are 16.1 students for each teacher in the school, 490 students for each Librarian and 600 students for each Counselor. 3.27% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.40% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.49% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lucedale's population in George County, Mississippi of 8,663 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,33-fold to 2,869 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.83% female residents and 51.17% male residents live in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi.

    As of 2020 in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi are married and the remaining 46.78% are single population.

  • 32 minutes is the average time that residents in Lucedale require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.62% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 18.59% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 1.25% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi, 59.21% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.21% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.58% are vacant.

  • The 74.01% of the population in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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