Lambert, Mississippi

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Lambert, Mississippi
Darby Avenue in Lambert
Darby Avenue in Lambert
Location of Lambert, Mississippi
Location of Lambert, Mississippi
Lambert, Mississippi is located in the United States
Lambert, Mississippi
Lambert, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°12′7″N 90°16′59″W / 34.20194°N 90.28306°W / 34.20194; -90.28306Coordinates: 34°12′7″N 90°16′59″W / 34.20194°N 90.28306°W / 34.20194; -90.28306
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)
 • Land0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
157 ft (48 m)
 • Total1,638
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,702.13/sq mi (657.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)662
FIPS code28-39080
GNIS feature ID0672279

Lambert is a town in Quitman County, Mississippi. The population was 1,967 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lambert has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20171,440[2]−12.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,967 people, 648 households, and 467 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,419.2 people per square mile (937.6/km²). There were 676 housing units at an average density of 831.4 per square mile (322.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.82% African American, 15.61% White, 0.36% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 648 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.7% were married couples living together, 36.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.67.

In the town, the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,077, and the median income for a family was $21,979. Males had a median income of $20,750 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,509. About 34.5% of families and 39.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.1% of those under age 18 and 42.7% of those age 65 or over.


The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) operates the Quitman County Community Work Center (CWC) in an area near Lambert.[6] In addition MDOC operates the Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman) in an unincorporated area in Sunflower County, in the area. Camp B, an inmate housing unit, was a satellite complex located away from the main Parchman prison property in unincorporated Quitman County,[7] near Lambert.[8] Camp B was one of Parchman's largest African-American housing units.[9] Camp B's buildings have been demolished.[10]


The Town of Lambert is served by the Quitman County School District. Quitman County Elementary School is in Lambert.[11]

Notable people



  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Lambert, Mississippi
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "COMMUNITY WORK CENTERS Archived 2010-08-15 at the Wayback Machine." Mississippi Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
  7. ^ "Quitman County General Highway Map[permanent dead link]." Mississippi Department of Transportation. Retrieved on September 20, 2010.
  8. ^ "The Author – Give My Poor Heart Ease Archived 2009-10-22 at the Wayback Machine." University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved on September 20, 2010.
  9. ^ Ferris, William R. Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues. UNC Press Books, 2009. 77. Retrieved on September 20, 2010. ISBN 0-8078-3325-8, ISBN 978-0-8078-3325-4.
  10. ^ "FEATURED WRITER OF THE MONTH Interview with: WILLIAM FERRIS Archived 2010-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Oxford American. December 7, 2009. Retrieved on September 21, 2010. "While many of the communities in which I worked have changed dramatically—Parchman's Camp B buildings in Lambert, Mississippi, have been leveled to the ground,[...]"
  11. ^ "Q.C. Elementary Archived 2012-09-11 at" Quitman County School District. Retrieved on October 30, 2010.
  12. ^ Russell, Tony (10 November 2006). "Obituary of Snooky Pryor". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 March 2018.