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Lamar County Statistics

Facts

Land area183.5 square miles
Population Density99.8 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)17,959
Population change-2%
Under 5 years of age5.8%
Under 1821.1%
65 and over15.8%
Females52.3%
White66.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.1
Asian0.5%
Two or more races1.7%
Black or African American31.2%
Native American0.3%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school82%
Had a bachelor degree or higher14.2%
Veterans1,568

Households and Housing

Households6,393
Persons per household2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more83.1%
Median household income$41,016
The Per capita income$18,800
Live below the poverty line18.9%
Housing units7,480
Multi-unit structures11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$122,600
Residents owning their homes70.1%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,544
Women-owned firms27.8%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$113,965
Retail sales per capita$6,732
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$0
Source US Census Data