Lamar, Missouri Population 2020

4,286

Lamar is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 4,286, it is the 153rd largest city in Missouri and the 5195th largest city in the United States. Lamar is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -5.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,532 in 2010. Lamar reached it's highest population of 4,527 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Lamar has a population density of 822 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lamar is $48,957 with a poverty rate of 30.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $585 per month, and the median house value is $90,200. The median age in Lamar is 41.9 years, 38.9 years for males, and 45.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males.

Lamar Demographics

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

  • White: 96.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • 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 4,286, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,306.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,532.

Lamar, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,16996.30%
Two or More Races1323.05%
Black or African American280.65%

Lamar Population Pyramid 2020

Lamar Median Age

41.9


Total

38.9


Male

45.5


Female

Lamar Adults

There are 3,286 adults, (814 of whom are seniors) in Lamar.

Lamar Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female

2,245

51.86%

Male

2,084

48.14%

Lamar Households and Families

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lamar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.2%27.8%
Male59.7%40.3%
All55.5%44.5%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Female23.8%76.3%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8802.2255.5
Non Family8551.250.3
Married7082.8972.2
Female2403.7423.8
Male772.6259.7

2.92

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lamar Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2057.00%
9th to 12th Grade2398.16%
High School Graduate1,24842.61%
Some College60220.55%
Associates Degree1615.50%
Bachelors Degree30910.55%
Graduate Degree1655.63%

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7562,395474
Hispanic11436
Multiple Races7676
Black1914

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.20%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,256$31,484$25,902
Less Than High School$25,151$25,042$
High School Grad$20,934$23,869$17,772
Some College$30,655$34,500$24,545
Bachelors Degree$37,614$62,214$33,050
Graduate Degree$66,875$$65,385

$27,256

Average Earnings

$31,484

Average Male

$25,902

Average Female

Lamar Language

Lamar Language by Age

Lamar Language

96.02% of Lamar residents speak only English, while 3.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.95% of the population.

Lamar Poverty

Lamar Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,9141,07827.54%
Hispanic20516680.98%
Multiple1329269.70%

30.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.94%

Male Poverty Rate

30.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Hispanic, with 80.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is White, with 27.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School52.27%
High School22.55%
Some College18.07%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.88%
Female Employed12.98%
Male Employed6.31%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lamar Income

Lamar Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,143$48,957
Families$36,106$62,170
Married Families$51,813-
Non Families$22,188$30,893

Lamar Marital Status

Lamar Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar Married by Age and Sex

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

Lamar Veterans

207

Number of Veterans

194

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam130
World War II30
Korea6
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

$Lamar Veterans by Education

20.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Employment Status

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.67%

Born in Missouri

98.24%

Native Born

1.76%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.24% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 65.67% having been born in Missouri. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,286-10-0.23%
20194,296-10-0.23%
20184,306-9-0.21%
20174,315-10-0.23%
20164,325-2-0.05%
20154,327-62-1.41%
20144,389-69-1.55%
20134,458-39-0.87%
20124,497-18-0.40%
20114,515-12-0.27%
20104,5271020.23%
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%