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People

Total Population 4,457
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,858
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 62.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,855
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $568
Median House Value $96,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 13%

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

Lamar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Barton
Standard Zip Codes 64759
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.495
Longitude -94.276

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 LAMAR
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station LOCKWOOD
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station STOCKTON DAM
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lamar, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Iantha (64759)

Irwin (64759)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carytown 282 $59,464
Golden City 578 $30,417
Jasper 987 $35,375
Jerico Springs 180 $48,750
Liberal 739 $35,550

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

Lamar Public Libraries

Library
Barton County Library
300 W. 10TH ST.
Lamar, Missouri
(417) 682-5355

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Lamar Hospitals

BARTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
SECOND & GULF STREET
(417) 682-6081
Emergency Service: No

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Lamar High Schools

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LAMAR HIGH
202 W 7TH
417-682-5571
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

LAMAR AREA VOC.-TECH. SCH.
202 W 7TH
417-682-3384
A Vocational School

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