Lucedale is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 3,011 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lucedale is the 92nd largest community in Mississippi.
Lucedale real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Lucedale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lucedale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lucedale is a city of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lucedale who work in healthcare (8.89%), sales jobs (8.55%), and teaching (8.55%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lucedale rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.24% of adults 25 and older in Lucedale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Lucedale in 2010 was $15,455, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $61,820 for a family of four. However, Lucedale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Lucedale also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.86% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Lucedale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lucedale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lucedale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lucedale include Irish, African, Scottish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Lucedale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.