Lamar Heights, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 172 (37% urban, 63% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.4%
Males: 82  (47.7%)
Females: 90  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  48.4 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 64759.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,534 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Lamar Heights:

$22,534
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,263 (it was $16,018 in 2000)

Lamar Heights village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $156,632 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Lamar Heights:

$156,632
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $140,482; Detached houses: $166,221; Mobile homes: $4,179

Median gross rent in 2013: $378.

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  • Races in Lamar Heights, MO (2010)

    Lamar Heights races chart
    • 17497.8%White alone
    • 21.1%Two or more races
    • 21.1%Hispanic

Races in Lamar Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lamar Heights: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.7%), German (20.3%), English (13.9%), United States (6.3%), Dutch (4.4%), Danish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1951

Elevation: 971 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 214 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lamar Heights:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar Heights village:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,516 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $795 (0.7%)

Lamar Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (59.0 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (110.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (353.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lamar, MO (1.1 miles ), Irwin, MO (2.6 miles) , Milford, MO (3.1 miles) , Jasper, MO (3.3 miles ), Sheldon, MO (3.4 miles ), Golden City, MO (3.6 miles ), Liberal, MO (3.7 miles ), Carytown, MO (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.49 N, Longitude: 94.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 417

Lamar Heights household income distribution Lamar Heights home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+5.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Lamar Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lamar Heights, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lamar Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Lamar Heights village center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 tornado 24.7 miles away from the village center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar Heights-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 196.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from Lamar Heights center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 255.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 198.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 262.6 miles away from Lamar Heights center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 355.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barton County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lamar Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lamar Heights:

  • BARTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 1 miles away; LAMAR, MO)
  • CHASTAIN'S OF LAMAR INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LAMAR, MO)
  • BARTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LAMAR, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar Heights:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 24 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 29 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Crowder College (about 48 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 49 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 53 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Drury University (about 59 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 59 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)

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Cemeteries: Lake Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Barton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.9. This is worse than average.

City:

95.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.49. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.49
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 40.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.2%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.5%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lamar Heights compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Missouri average:

11.0

Lamar Heights travel time to work - commute Lamar Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lamar Heights village (based on Barton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,49729
Mainline Protestant1,7927
Catholic2251
Other1352
None5,753-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Barton County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Barton County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Barton County:

29.2%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.0%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, MO  1.36% ($22,797 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  0.69% ($23,100)
from Vernon County, MO  0.53% ($26,174)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jasper County, MO  1.34% ($22,339 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.71% ($26,065)
to Greene County, MO  0.48% ($17,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamar Heights:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KDMO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamar Heights:

  • KHST (101.7 FM; LAMAR, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRLK (107.7 FM; STOCKTON, MO; Owner: KRLK RADIO, INC.)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Lamar Heights:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • 12,664Total average daily traffic
  • 1,269Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,669Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
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