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People

Total Population 913
Male Share of the Population 43.3%
Female Share of the Population 56.7%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 350
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 41.6%
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 $50,250
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $629
Median House Value $67,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 7.6%

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

Lamar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles E of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Darlington
Standard Zip Codes 29069
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.168
Longitude -80.062

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 DARLINGTON
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station BISHOPVILLE 8 NNW
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station FLORENCE RGNL AP
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 75 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cypress Crossroads (29069)

Oats (29069)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bishopville 3,342 $32,667
Darlington 6,212 $34,871
Hartsville 7,851 $48,094
Lynchburg 297 $35,250
Mayesville 544 $53,750
Timmonsville 2,283 $32,788

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
216 DARLINGTON AVENUE
843-326-5543
Serves 374 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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