Lamar, Missouri Population 2021

4,268
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Lamar is a city located in Barton County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Barton County. With a 2020 population of 4,268, it is the 154th largest city in Missouri and the 5227th largest city in the United States . Lamar is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -5.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,532 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Lamar has a population density of 819 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lamar is $49,764 with a poverty rate of 29.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $561 per month, and the median house value is $89,600. 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: 94.84%
  • Two or more races: 4.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.60%
  • 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 4,268 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,268.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,532.

Lamar, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,08194.84%
Two or More Races1964.55%
Black or African American260.60%
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Lamar Population by Race

Lamar Population Pyramid $2021

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Lamar Median Age

41.6


Total

39


Male

46


Female

Lamar Adults

There are 3,365 adults, (834 of whom are seniors) in Lamar.

Lamar Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female

2,200

51.13%

Male

2,103

48.87%

Lamar Population by Age

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lamar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female18.6%81.4%
Male47.4%52.6%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
All54.6%45.4%
Married71.8%28.2%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamar Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9022.1854.6
Non Family8941.2751.7
Married6882.7371.8
Female2423.6918.6
Male782.9647.4

2.81

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Lamar Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1846.22%
9th to 12th Grade2367.98%
High School Graduate1,25842.51%
Some College60920.58%
Associates Degree1786.02%
Bachelors Degree2859.63%
Graduate Degree2097.06%
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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
White2,8322,437494
2+ Races8787
Hispanic6040
Black2015

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.44%.

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,017$34,512$24,286
Less Than 9th Grade$25,000$25,500$
High School Graduate$20,413$26,393$
Some College$28,818$33,689$27,500
Bachelors Degree$58,182$64,864$34,612
Graduate Degree$65,880$$45,667

$28,017

Average Earnings

$34,512

Average Male

$24,286

Average Female

Lamar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar Language by Age

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Lamar Language

97.13% of Lamar residents speak only English, while 2.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.

Lamar Language

Lamar Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,9611,09227.57%
Multiple19614976.02%
Hispanic967679.17%

29.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.38%

Male Poverty Rate

30.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Hispanic, with 79.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is White, with 27.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.84%.

Lamar Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.43%
High School26.21%
Some College20.23%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Lamar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed47.92%
Female Employed8.31%
Male Employed7.19%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lamar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,402$49,764
Families$36,773$65,088
Married Families$60,714-
Non Families$21,311$30,336
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Income by Household Type

Lamar Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

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 45-54, 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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272

Number of Veterans

258

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam153
World War II34
Second Gulf War25
Korea6
First Gulf War

Lamar Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74134
75+57
55 to 6456
18 to 3425
35 to 54

Lamar Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2688.24%
Black416.67%

Lamar Veterans by Race

Lamar Veterans by Education

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26.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

66.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Veterans by Education

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54.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

13.2%

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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64.65%

Born in Lamar

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.98%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 64.65% having been born in Missouri. 0.98% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,268-13-0.30%
20204,281-13-0.30%
20194,294-13-0.30%
20184,307-6-0.14%
20174,313-16-0.37%
20164,329-2-0.05%
20154,331-60-1.37%
20144,391-72-1.61%
20134,463-38-0.84%
20124,501-20-0.44%
20114,521-11-0.24%
20104,5321070.24%
20004,4252570.60%
19904,1681150.28%
19804,0532930.75%
19703,7601520.41%
19603,6083751.10%
19503,2332410.78%
19402,9922550.22%
19002,737-123-0.44%
18902,8600.00%

Lamar Population by Year