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Lamar, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar had a population of 4,410 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lamar is located at latitude 37.4939 and longitude -94.2784 in Barton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lamar (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Barton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Lamar (GNIS ID: 2395617) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lamar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Lamar, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,410
Population in Households 4,331
Population in Familes 3,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 862
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,820
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,190
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,178 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 642 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $88,969
Average Home Value $106,961


Median Household Income $38,979
Average Household Income $49,364
Per Capita Income $20,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.34%
Households -0.47% -0.31%
Families -0.19% -0.41%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Lamar, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 161 84th
Population Density1 # 476 54th
Diversity Index2 # 299 71st
Median Household Income # 574 44th
Per Capita Income # 552 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.