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Population in 2012: 178 (37% urban, 63% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.6%
Males: 81  (46.0%)
Females: 97  (54.0%)

Median resident age:  45.0 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 64759.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,175 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Lamar Heights:

$20,175
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,079

Lamar Heights village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $175,285 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Lamar Heights:

$175,285
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $151,857; Detached houses: $180,488; Mobile homes: $5,125

Median gross rent in 2012: $425.

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  • White alone - 174 (97.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lamar Heights: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (25.6%), German (23.2%), English (14.9%), United States (8.3%), Dutch (6.5%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1951

Elevation: 971 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 222 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Lamar Heights:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar Heights village:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

6 residents are foreign born (2.8% Asia).

This village:  2.8%
Missouri:  3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,583 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $725 (0.4%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+5.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Lamar Heights-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 157% 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from Lamar Heights center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

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, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lamar Heights:

  • BARTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, 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: 6,143)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 29 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 48 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 50 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,210)
  • Drury University (about 59 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 59 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 6,501)
  • Missouri State University (about 60 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 14,879)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.3%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lamar Heights, MO

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lamar Heights travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.08%
Here51.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic Church
Adherents33.4%21.9%21.9%5.0%3.2%
Congregations26.3%7.9%15.8%7.9%2.6%
NameAssemblies of God Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaChurches of ChristMennonite; Other GroupsOther
Adherents3.2%2.0%1.7%1.5%6.1%
Congregations5.3%2.6%2.6%2.6%26.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Barton County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Barton County:

29.2%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barton County:

20.0%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$115
Totals for Government 0$0 1$115


6.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jasper County, MO  1.24% ($31,375 average AGI)
from Vernon County, MO  0.64% ($25,552)
from Crawford County, KS  0.58% ($24,115)


7.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
Missouri average:

7.66%

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:
to Jasper County, MO  1.56% ($23,465 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.75% ($23,706)
to Greene County, MO  0.53% ($22,500)

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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total average daily traffic: 12,664
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,269
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 22,669

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