Lucedale is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 3,153 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lucedale is the 92nd largest community in Mississippi.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lucedale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.06% of the Lucedale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lucedale is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lucedale who work in sales jobs (10.24%), office and administrative support (9.13%), and healthcare (8.03%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lucedale has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lucedale has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lucedale than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lucedale may be for you.
Being a small city, Lucedale does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lucedale rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.13% 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 2018 was $18,632, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,528 for a family of four. However, Lucedale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lucedale is a very 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 German, Irish, English, African, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lucedale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.