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Lamar, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar had a population of 1,559 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lamar is located at latitude 35.4444 and longitude -93.3947 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lamar (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Lamar (GNIS ID: 2404879) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lamar is located within Township of Pittsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lamar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lamar: Cabin Creek, Cabin Creek Station.

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Lamar, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,559
Population in Households 1,515
Population in Familes 1,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 331
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 623
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $81,437
Average Home Value $93,246


Median Household Income $29,156
Average Household Income $41,193
Per Capita Income $16,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.24%
Households -0.4% -0.26%
Families 0.04% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lamar, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 171 69th
Population Density1 # 332 39th
Diversity Index2 # 268 51st
Median Household Income # 459 15th
Per Capita Income # 449 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.