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Population in 2012: 4,514 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 

Males: 2,160  (47.9%)
Females: 2,354  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 64759.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,616 (it was $29,296 in 2000)
Lamar:

$37,616
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,995

Lamar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,522 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Lamar:

$78,522
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,567; Detached houses: $95,004; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,878; Mobile homes: $25,375

Median gross rent in 2012: $515.

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  • White alone - 4,219 (92.9%)
  • Two or more races - 185 (4.1%)
  • Asian alone - 81 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lamar: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (19.2%), German (18.9%), Irish (12.1%), English (11.4%), Italian (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1867

Elevation: 958 feet

Land area: 3.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,178 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lamar:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar city:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

82 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Lamar, Missouri as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lamar to the number of sex offenders is 226 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $696 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $613 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (58.0 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 (354.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lamar Heights, MO (1.1 miles ), Irwin, MO (2.6 miles) , Milford, MO (3.0 miles) , Jasper, MO (3.3 miles ), Sheldon, MO (3.4 miles ), Golden City, MO (3.5 miles ), Liberal, MO (3.8 miles ), Carytown, MO (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $51,400
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.49 N, Longitude: 94.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +614 (+13.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,038 (59.3%)

Area code: 417

Lamar household income distribution Lamar home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Lamar by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00010100001
per 100,000 0.00.00.021.60.021.50.00.00.00.022.2
Rapes 47614629185
per 100,000 89.2154.3131.121.686.3129.144.0201.022.8175.9110.8
Robberies 12000010210
per 100,000 22.344.10.00.00.00.022.00.045.622.00.0
Assaults 234235371618228754
per 100,000 512.7925.5764.5797.8345.1387.2484.5178.7159.6109.988.7
Burglaries 4043426738311515222330
per 100,000 891.7947.6917.41444.6819.7666.8330.3335.0501.7505.7664.9
Thefts 16013615317312812210510268103118
per 100,000 3566.72996.93342.13730.12761.02624.22312.32277.81550.72264.72615.2
Auto thefts 0441345111210
per 100,000 0.088.187.4280.386.3107.622.022.322.844.0221.6
Arson 20400121102
per 100,000 44.60.087.40.00.021.544.022.322.80.044.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 369.3493.2443.0471.8299.5367.7245.3299.6155.9286.2306.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lamar detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Missouri average:

2.42

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Lamar, Missouri accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +245 (+5.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Lamar city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 tornado 25.1 miles away from the city center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar-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 68.9 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 60.0 miles away from Lamar 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 94.4 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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Birthplace of: Harry S. Truman, Harry Truman, Kid Durbin - Major League Baseball player.

Main business address for: OSULLIVAN INDUSTRIES INC (HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE), OSULLIVAN INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC (WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, (NO UPHOLSTERED)).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lamar:

  • BARTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 1301 EAST 12TH STREET)
  • BARTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 29 NW 1ST LANE)
  • CHASTAIN'S OF LAMAR INC (Nursing Home, 206 W 1ST ST)
  • TRUMAN HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 206 WEST FIRST STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Lamar, MO

Airports and heliports located in Lamar:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 25 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 30 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 48 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 48 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,210)
  • Drury University (about 58 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 58 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 6,501)
  • Missouri State University (about 59 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 14,879)

Public high schools in Lamar:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lamar:

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Library in Lamar:

  • BARTON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $356,294; Location: 300 W. 10TH ST.; 43,483 books; 6,480 e-books; 2,250 audio materials; 3,740 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 102 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Lamar Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: East Side Cemetery (1), Memory Gardens Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lamar Lake (A), Lamar City Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Lamar - Super 8 Motel (45 S.E. 1st Lane Jct. U.S. Hwy. 71 And 160), Best Western Blue Top Inn (65 Southeast 1st Lane).

Court: Southwest Missouri Court Services (909 Broadway Street).

 
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
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AQI  PM10 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.8. This is about average.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lamar and their reported violations in the past:

BARTON/DADE/CEDAR/JASP CO CONS PWSD #1 (Population served: 8382, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1998), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BARTON/DADE/CEDAR/JASP CO CONS PWSD #1 (Population served: 8382, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1998), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BARTON/DADE/CEDAR/JASP CO CONS PWSD #1 (Population served: 8382, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1998), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BARTON/DADE/CEDAR/JASP CO CONS PWSD #1 (Population served: 8382, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1998), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 82.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.4%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lamar, MO

People in group quarters in Lamar in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Lamar in 2000:

  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Lamar compared to Missouri state average:

Lamar, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Lamar (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Lamar Drive Up Branch at 507 West 12th Street, branch established on 2002/07/01; Lamar Main Branch at 132 West 10th, branch established on 1959/07/25. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Lamar Bank and Trust Company: Lamar Bank And Trust Company at 1000 Broadway, branch established on 1925/03/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $124.5 mil, Deposits: $111.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Lamar Trust Bancshares, Inc.
  • Metropolitan National Bank: Lamar Branch at 1101 Gulf Street, branch established on 1905/06/12. Info updated 2009/06/09: Bank assets: $472.7 mil, Deposits: $388.8 mil, headquarters in Springfield, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Marshfield Investment Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust
  • Great Southern Bank: Lamar Branch at 1011 Gulf Street, branch established on 1986/12/09. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Heritage State Bank: Lamar Branch at 1109 Gulf Street, branch established on 1934/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $117.1 mil, Deposits: $93.5 mil, headquarters in Nevada, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Shelbank Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lamar, Missouri:

  • Best Western Inn, 65 Se 1ST Ln, Lamar, MO 64759 , Phone: (417) 682-3333, Fax: (417) 682-3336
  • Super 8 Of Lamar, 45 Se 1st Ln, Lamar, MO 64759 , Phone: (417) 682-6888
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lamar, Missouri

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lamar travel time to work - commute


Lamar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lamar city (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
Financial Administration 4$10,246$30,7381$476
Other Government Administration 2$11,203$67,2180$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,216$26,5920$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$27,848$33,4182$758
Police - Other 1$1,346$16,1520$0
Firefighters 3$5,229$20,91625$2,659
Streets and Highways 8$14,975$22,4630$0
Solid Waste Management 5$8,285$19,8840$0
Parks and Recreation 3$5,291$21,1643$1,264
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,728$32,7360$0
Water Supply 10$17,338$20,8060$0
Electric Power 4$10,100$30,3000$0
Transit 1$2,037$24,4447$4,233
Other and Unallocable 1$1,594$19,1281$496
Totals for Government 54$120,436$26,76439$9,886

Lamar government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $248,000 ($54.94)
    Fire Protection: $186,000 ($41.21)
    General: $165,000 ($36.55)
    Electric Utilities: $158,000 ($35.00)
    Water Utilities: $142,000 ($31.46)
    Central Staff Services: $110,000 ($24.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($13.74)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($9.53)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($3.99)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,021,000 ($890.78)
    Water Utilities: $552,000 ($122.29)
    Police Protection: $551,000 ($122.06)
    Regular Highways: $513,000 ($113.65)
    General - Other: $486,000 ($107.67)
    Central Staff Services: $390,000 ($86.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000 ($56.27)
    Fire Protection: $149,000 ($33.01)
    Sewerage: $132,000 ($29.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $125,000 ($27.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $42,000 ($9.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,554,000 ($344.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($14.62)

Lamar government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $583,000 ($129.15)
    Sewerage: $286,000 ($63.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $154,000 ($34.12)
    All Other: $92,000 ($20.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($8.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $75,000 ($16.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $319,000 ($70.67)
    Interest Earnings: $298,000 ($66.02)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,524,000 ($1002.22)
    Water Utilities: $627,000 ($138.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $176,000 ($38.99)
    All Other: $9,000 ($1.99)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $988,000 ($218.87)
    Property: $297,000 ($65.80)
    Public Utilities: $186,000 ($41.21)
    NEC: $22,000 ($4.87)

Lamar government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,106,000 ($245.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $972,000 ($215.33)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $134,000 ($29.69)

Lamar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,106,000 ($688.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $387,000 ($85.73)

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:

  • 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.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KDMO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KHST (101.7 FM; LAMAR, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KRLK (107.7 FM; STOCKTON, MO; Owner: KRLK RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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:

  • 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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lamar, Missouri:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Missouri average:
  • Fatal accident count: 107
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 165
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 118
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 272
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

Lamar fatal accident list:

Oct 7, 2007 07:00 AM, 1stst, Lat: 37.508250, Lon: -94.295250, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 28, 2002 07:00 PM, Hagnyst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 27, 1992 04:47 PM, Walnut St, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 19, 1992 08:59 PM, 13th St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Dec 4, 1984 02:43 PM, W 10th St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 21, 1978 11:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1977 02:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $127,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,299
Total average daily truck traffic: 328
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 4,576

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lamar)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lamar, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lamar)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lamar)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 75
  • Hazardous Condition: 57
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Lamar


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lamar, MO
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NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
KFC1Super 82
La-Z-Boy1Taco Bell1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1
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