Lamar, Missouri Population 2023

4,185

Lamar is a city located in Barton County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Barton County. With a 2023 population of 4,185, it is the 170th largest city in Missouri and the 7391st largest city in the United States.Lamar is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -2.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,284 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Lamar has a population density of 803 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lamar is $49,764 with a poverty rate of 38.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lamar is 39 years, 38.5 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Lamar Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamar was:

  • White: 96.73%
  • Two or more races: 2.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lamar, Missouri is 4,185 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,284.

Lamar, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Lamar Population by Race

Lamar Population Pyramid 2023

Lamar Median Age

39

Total

38.5

Male

39.3

Female

Lamar Adults

There are 3,424 adults, (762 of whom are seniors) in Lamar.

Lamar Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female2,24952.50%
Male2,03547.50%

Lamar Population by Age

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.72

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lamar Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lamar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 87.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 18.75%.

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$32,530

Average Earnings

$33,991

Average Male

$24,931

Average Female

Lamar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lamar Language

99.36% of Lamar residents speak only English, while 0.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Lamar Language

Lamar Poverty by Race

rate

38.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.66%

Male Poverty Rate

33.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar is White, with 39.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Multiple, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.47%.

Lamar Poverty

Lamar Poverty Rate by Education

Lamar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lamar Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lamar Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lamar Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lamar Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

197

Number of Veterans

182

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

Lamar Veterans by War

Lamar Veterans by Age

count

Lamar Veterans by Race

Lamar Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

72.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.64%

Born in Lamar

100.38%

Native Born

0.05%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.38% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 68.64% having been born in Missouri. 0.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lamar Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Lamar Population by Year