Lamar, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Lamar, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar had a population of 4,417 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

The City of Lamar is located within Township of City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barton County.

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Lamar, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,417
Population in Households 4,337
Population in Familes 3,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 863
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $40,708
Average Household Income $54,257
Per Capita Income $22,508


Total Housing Units 2,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,037 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 779 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $95,065
Average Home Value $131,395


Total Households 1,816
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,182
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.31% -0.37%
Households -0.33% -0.39%
Families -0.2% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 2018 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 Density # 466 55th
Diversity Index # 304 71st
Median Household Income # 647 37th
Per Capita Income # 581 44th

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