Lamar, Missouri Population 2022

4,212
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Lamar is a city located in Barton County Missouri. Lamar has a 2020 population of 4,212. It is also the county seat of Barton County. Lamar is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -1.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,266 in 2010.

The average household income in Lamar is $49,764 with a poverty rate of 33.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $702 per month, and the median house value is $86,600. The median age in Lamar is 41.6 years, 39 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Lamar Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamarwas:

  • 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 4,212 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,266.

Lamar, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,14496.73%
Black or African American200.47%
Two or More Races1202.80%
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Lamar Population by Race

Lamar Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female

2,249

52.50%

Male

2,035

47.50%

Lamar Population by Age

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lamar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61%39%
Non Family52.7%47.3%
All48%52%
Female34.1%65.9%
Male15.7%84.3%

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamar Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8452.2448
Married5722.7861
Male2293.1315.7
Female2702.9334.1
Non Family7741.3352.7

2.72

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Lamar Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade882.99%
9th to 12th Grade38313.01%
High School Graduate1,07336.43%
Some College59320.14%
Associates Degree33111.24%
Bachelors Degree34611.75%
Graduate Degree1314.45%
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Lamar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races757015
White2,8082,389462
Black1515
Hispanic47

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 20.00%.

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,530$33,991$24,931
Less Than 9th Grade$26,214$$
High School Graduate$20,258$26,650$9,315
Some College$32,846$34,066$24,705
Bachelors Degree$62,757$63,750$59,112
Graduate Degree$41,863$$41,863

$32,530

Average Earnings

$33,991

Average Male

$24,931

Average Female

Lamar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar Language by Age

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,9911,37834.53%
OtherNaN%
Multiple12054.17%

33.23%

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 34.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Multiple, with 4.17% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.28%
High School28.18%
Some College34.04%
Bachelors or Greater6.36%

Lamar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.68%
Male Unemployed34.93%
Female Employed11.37%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lamar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,574$43,891
Families$34,363$50,283
Married Families$50,781-
Non Families$21,274$31,970
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Income by Household Type

Lamar Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lamar Marital Status

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197

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War
Vietnam95
Korea5
World War II19

Lamar Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3431
35 to 54
55 to 6435
65 to 7491
75+40

Lamar Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1935.80%
Black421.05%

Lamar Veterans by Race

Lamar Veterans by Education

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24.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

72.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Veterans by Education

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51.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar Employment by Age

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Lamar Employment by Race

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Lamar Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.35%

Born in Lamar

99.95%

Native Born

0.05%

Foreign Born

0.05%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.95% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 68.35% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18902,8600.00%
19002,737-123-0.44%
19402,9922550.22%
19503,2332410.78%
19603,6083751.10%
19703,7601520.41%
19804,0532930.75%
19904,1681150.28%
20004,4252570.60%
20104,5321070.24%
20114,505-27-0.60%
20124,478-27-0.60%
20134,451-27-0.60%
20144,424-27-0.61%
20154,397-27-0.61%
20164,370-27-0.61%
20174,343-27-0.62%
20184,316-27-0.62%
20194,289-27-0.63%
20204,266-23-0.54%
20214,239-27-0.63%
20224,212-27-0.64%

Lamar Population by Year