Lamar, Arkansas

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Lamar, Arkansas

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High Points

Lamar strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lamar Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Lamar Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 19% Lamar Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Lamar, Arkansas

Comparing Lamar to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 5 4
Age of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 6
College Educated Adults 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 3
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Lamar Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,415 100%
Male 679 48%
Female 736 52%
Under 18 365 25.8%
18+ 1,050 74.2%
65+ 222 15.7%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.05
White 1,358 96%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 1.1%
Other 9 0.6%
Mixed Race 27 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 49 3.5%

Estimated Lamar Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,542
Growth 127
Growth % 9%

Lamar Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
Irish 17.4%
German 13.2%
English 3.9%
Scottish 2.1%
Dutch 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Italian 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
European 0.8%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lamar 1,415 $27,143
Clarksville 7,719 $30,758
Dover 1,329 $33,879
Hartman 596 $24,821
Knoxville 511 $34,375
London 925 $36,172
Scranton 222 $30,313
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Lamar High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 577 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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