For population 25 years and over in Lamar:
For population 15 years and over in Lamar city:
102 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $436 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (56.9 miles , pop. 80,268).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (150.5 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (266.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Knoxville, AR (2.1 miles ), Clarksville, AR (2.2 miles ), Morrison Bluff, AR (2.9 miles) , Scranton, AR (3.2 miles ), London, AR (3.4 miles ), Hartman, AR (3.6 miles ), Coal Hill, AR (4.0 miles ), Dover, AR (4.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 35.44 N, Longitude: 93.39 W
Area code: 479
Population change in the 1990s: +346 (+32.4%).
Work and jobs in Lamar: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Lamar, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Lamar-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/14/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the Lamar city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 4/7/1980, a category F3 tornado 4.2 miles away from the city center injured 76 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Lamar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from Lamar center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from Lamar center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: William Lee Cazort - Politician.
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Public high school in Lamar:
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Lamar and their reported violations in the past:LAMAR WATERWORKS (Population served: 1575, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Lamar that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 34.0%
(31.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 49.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
69 people in nursing homes in 2000
Lamar compared to Arkansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Lamar (based on Johnson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.96%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,197 average adjusted gross income)
0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,200 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Lamar fatal accident list:
Feb 8, 2008 04:19 PM, Cr 3731, Lat: 35.488419, Lon: -93.317486, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 29, 2005 02:10 PM, I-40-21, Us-64, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 2, 2002 11:43 AM, Us-64-05, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 23, 1998 09:45 PM, Us-64-05, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lamar)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lamar)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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