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Lamar County Statistics

Facts

Land area497.1 square miles
Population Density112 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)58,801
Population change5.6%
Under 5 years of age6.9%
Under 1825.8%
65 and over11.4%
Females51.8%
White76.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.4
Asian1.2%
Two or more races1.2%
Black or African American20.4%
Native American0.3%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school90%
Had a bachelor degree or higher33.1%
Veterans3,884

Households and Housing

Households21,678
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more80.6%
Median household income$51,154
The Per capita income$26,345
Live below the poverty line17.4%
Housing units24,093
Multi-unit structures22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$163,900
Residents owning their homes65.8%

Business Facts

Total number of firms5,219
Women-owned firms22.4%
Asian-owned firms1.2%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$991,801
Retail sales per capita$20,858
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$0
Source US Census Data