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Lamar, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Johnson County at latitude 35.4444 and longitude -93.3947. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lamar, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lamar, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lamar indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Lamar, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,565
Population in Households 1,521
Population in Familes 1,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 332
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 625
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $92,882
Average Home Value $109,176


Median Household Income $26,472
Average Household Income $38,713
Per Capita Income $15,632
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.59% -0.3%
Households -0.52% -0.35%
Families 0.39% -0.47%
Median Household Income   5.17%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 169 69th
Population Density1 # 330 39th
Diversity Index2 # 272 50th
Median Household Income # 495 9th
Per Capita Income # 475 12th

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