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Lamar, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar had a population of 1,538 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Lamar, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,538
Daytime Population: Workers 335
Daytime Population: Residents 958
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,293
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,494
Population in Familes 1,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 326
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $28,728
Average Household Income $42,728
Per Capita Income $17,640


Total Housing Units 728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $86,582
Average Home Value $102,765


Total Households 618
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -0.3%
Households -0.46% -0.19%
Families -0.03% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

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, 2017 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 Density # 330 39th
Diversity Index # 265 51st
Median Household Income # 482 11th
Per Capita Income # 449 17th

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