Mississippi Lamar County Public Schools

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Lamar County, MS

Map of Lamar County, MSLamar County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 497.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 89.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 156.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 12.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.68 persons compared to an average family size of 3.11 persons.

In 2005 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $18,010. Per capita income grew by 7.8% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 44,616 Covered Employment 14,280
Growth (%) since 1990 46.6% Average wage per job $24,166
Households (2000) 14,396 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 7.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 22,370 Average wage per job $30,110
Unemployment Rate (2005) 5.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $24,626 Average wage per job $33,818
Median Household Income (2003) $39,458 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 15.4%
Poverty Rate (2003) 13.9 Average wage per job $33,247
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 83.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.2%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 26.8 Average wage per job $36,843
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1. BAXTERVILLE SCHOOL
Address: 5531 Highway 11, Lumberton, MS 39455
Phone: (601) 796-4483
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 244
Grades: KG-8

2. JEFFERSON/TODD ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM
Address: P.O. Box 609, Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-1097
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 0 5-12

3. LAMAR CO VOC TECH CENTER
Address: P. O. Box 126, Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-8298
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

4. LUMBERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 551, Lumberton, MS 39455
Phone: (601) 796-3721
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 518
Grades: PK-8

5. LUMBERTON HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 7920 U.S. Highway 11, Lumberton, MS 39455
Phone: (601) 796-2451
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 280
Grades: 9-12

6. OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 5198 Old Highway 11, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 264-7232
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 1,342
Grades: 9-12

7. OAK GROVE LOWER ELEMENTARY
Address: 1762 Old Highway 24, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 268-3862
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 789
Grades: 2-3

8. OAK GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 2543 Old Highway 24, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 264-4634
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 1,101
Grades: 6-8

9. OAK GROVE PRIMARY
Address: 70 Leaf Lane, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 264-9764
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 809
Grades: PK-1

10. OAK GROVE UPPER ELEMENTARY
Address: 2543 Old Highway 24, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 264-6724
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 856 4-5

11. PURVIS HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P. O. Box 1089, Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-6221
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 545
Grades: 9-12

12. PURVIS LOWER ELEMENTARY
Address: P. O. Box 1150, Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-2959
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 349
Grades: PK-2

13. PURVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 220 School Street, Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-1068
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 324
Grades: 6-8

14. PURVIS UPPER ELEMENTARY
Address: P O Box 1150, Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-2959
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 353 3-5

15. SUMRALL HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 187, Sumrall, MS 39482
Phone: (601) 758-4730
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 448
Grades: 6-12

16. SUMRALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 187, Sumrall, MS 39482
Phone: (601) 758-4289
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 707
Grades: PK-5

17. SUMRALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: Highway 42, Sumrall, MS 39482
Phone: (601) 758-4730
County: Lamar County
Enrollment: 348
Grades: 6-8