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People

Total Population 1,748
Male Share of the Population 53.6%
Female Share of the Population 46.4%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 749
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,865
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,397
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,471

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,531
% Above Poverty Level 75.8%
% Below Poverty Level 24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $611
Median House Value $88,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.9%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 6.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lamar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 154 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Johnson
Standard Zip Codes 72846
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.44
Longitude -93.387

Lamar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLARKSVILLE
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station SUBIACO
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station HECTOR 2 SSW
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarksville 9,338 $37,961
Dover 1,413 $45,625
Hartman 594 $35,880
Knoxville 805 $44,107
London 995 $50,000
Scranton 198 $51,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Lamar High Schools

LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL
301 ELBERTA ST.
479-885-3344
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 577 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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