Lamar County, Georgia Population 2024

21,033

Lamar County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 21,033 with a growth rate of 3.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Georgia is the 87th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 18,260 and has seen a growth of 15.19% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,9487833.24%
202824,1657833.35%
202723,3827833.46%
202622,5997833.59%
202521,8167833.72%
202421,0337833.87%
202320,2507834.02%
202219,4677834.19%
202118,6841330.72%
202018,551-450-2.37%
201919,0011350.72%
201818,8662841.53%
201718,5821200.65%
201618,4622331.28%
201518,229420.23%
201418,1872611.46%
201317,926-100-0.55%
201218,026-127-0.7%
201118,153-107-0.59%
201018,260
199013,0388236.74%
198012,2151,52714.29%
197010,6884484.37%
196010,240-2-0.02%
195010,2421511.5%
194010,0913463.55%
19309,745-15,203-60.94%
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2024 Growth Rate
3.87% (783)
County Website
Lamar County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
18,551
Area
184 mi²
Density
114 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
13.38% (2,482)
Founded
1920

Lamar County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,52367.05%
Black or African American5,02426.9%
Two or more races7233.87%
Other race3131.68%
Asian930.5%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lamar County, Georgia Population by Race

Lamar County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Lamar County, Georgia Median Age

37.6

Total

35

Male

40.1

Female

Lamar County, Georgia Adults

There are 14,803 adults, (3,266 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Georgia.

Lamar County, Georgia Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female9,56451.21%
Male9,11248.79%

Lamar County, Georgia Population by Age

Lamar County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,9182.5376.123.9
Married3,3933.418713
Non Family2,6161.2367.232.8
Female6633.1555.244.8
Male2462.5576.823.2
showing: 5 rows

3.25

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lamar County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lamar County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45%.

Lamar County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,028

Average Earnings

$52,683

Average Male

$33,229

Average Female

Lamar County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lamar County, Georgia Language

95.82% of Lamar County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 4.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Lamar County, Georgia Language

Lamar County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,7621,31811.21%
Black4,49263114.05%
Multiple701162.28%
Other30520.66%
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11.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.59%

Male Poverty Rate

12.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Georgia is Black, with 14.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Georgia is Other, with 0.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.51%.

Lamar County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.56%
High School13.08%
Some College8.73%
Bachelors or Greater1.61%
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Lamar County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.26%
Female Unemployed20.26%
Female Employed7.63%
Male Employed2.98%
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Lamar County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lamar County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Lamar County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lamar County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,108

Number of Veterans

1,087

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Lamar County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Lamar County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Lamar County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Lamar County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar County, Georgia 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

75.56%

Born in Lamar County, Georgia

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

0.6%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Lamar County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 75.56% having been born in Georgia. 0.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lamar County, Georgia Place of Birth

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