Lamar County, Georgia Population 2020

Lamar County, Georgia's estimated population is 19,728 with a growth rate of 1.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Georgia is the 92nd largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202019,7283641.88%
201919,3643641.92%
201819,0003641.95%
201718,6361360.74%
201618,5002601.43%
201518,240530.29%
201418,1872631.47%
201317,924-104-0.58%
201218,028-130-0.72%
201118,158-106-0.58%
201018,2645,22640.08%
199013,0388236.74%
198012,2151,52714.29%
197010,6884484.37%
196010,240-2-0.02%
195010,2421511.50%
194010,0913463.55%
19309,7450.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.88%
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Founded
1920
County Seat

Lamar County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,18665.82%
Black or African American5,39229.13%
Two or More Races6183.34%
Some Other Race1490.80%
Asian1490.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.10%

Lamar County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Lamar County, Georgia Median Age

37.5


Total

37.6


Male

37.2


Female

Lamar County, Georgia Adults

There are 14,648 adults, (3,034 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Georgia.

Lamar County, Georgia Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

9,554

51.61%

Male

8,959

48.39%

Lamar County, Georgia Households and Families

Lamar County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lamar County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male95%5%
Married88%12%
All69.5%30.5%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Female28.9%71.1%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3682.7169.5
Married2,8803.5688
Non Family2,5241.1258.2
Female7454.5928.9
Male2193.4895

3.67

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

1.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lamar County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2862.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,29110.88%
High School Graduate4,76240.11%
Some College2,59121.83%
Associates Degree9067.63%
Bachelors Degree1,33611.25%
Graduate Degree6995.89%

Lamar County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,4387,3691,610
Black3,0842,675388
Hispanic1481318
Multiple Races112302
Asian767614
Other Race3737
Native American151515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,489$37,194$26,310
Less Than High School$20,241$25,156$
High School Grad$25,224$26,086$21,343
Some College$37,414$52,264$24,797
Bachelors Degree$47,500$53,984$42,034
Graduate Degree$55,587$66,250$49,570

$31,489

Average Earnings

$37,194

Average Male

$26,310

Average Female

Lamar County, Georgia Language

Lamar County, Georgia Language by Age

Lamar County, Georgia Language

97.39% of Lamar County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.53% of the population.

Lamar County, Georgia Poverty

Lamar County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,5541,62135.60%
White11,6701,61713.86%
Multiple49919338.68%
Hispanic393389.67%
Other149117.38%
Asian13421.49%

20.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.12%

Male Poverty Rate

22.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Georgia is Multiple, with 38.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Georgia is Asian, with 1.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.26%
Some College20.64%
High School13.12%
Bachelors or Greater1.14%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.20%
Female Employed13.68%
Female Unemployed6.77%
Male Employed4.82%

Lamar County, Georgia Income

Lamar County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,464$55,558
Families$58,438$70,732
Married Families$69,724-
Non Families$25,274$31,761

Lamar County, Georgia Marital Status

Lamar County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Lamar County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lamar County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Lamar County, Georgia Veterans

1,294

Number of Veterans

1,236

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam398
First Gulf War299
Second Gulf War221
Korea68
World War II3
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54343
65 to 74292
55 to 64290
75+223
18 to 34146
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,04310.72%
Black2355.39%
2 or More82.48%
Asian88.79%
Hispanic51.73%

$Lamar County, Georgia Veterans by Education

5.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Georgia Employment Status

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar County, Georgia 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

79.90%

Born in Georgia

97.46%

Native Born

2.54%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.46% of Lamar County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 79.90% having been born in Georgia. 1.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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