Lamar, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 4,294 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 2,095  (48.8%)
Females: 2,199  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 64759.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,540 (it was $29,296 in 2000)
Lamar:

$33,540
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,346 (it was $15,684 in 2000)

Lamar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $95,756 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Lamar:

$95,756
MO:

$168,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $563.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lamar: 74.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.7%
(27.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 79.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lamar, MO (2019)
    • 4,06393.9%White alone
    • 1262.9%Two or more races
    • 1002.3%Hispanic
    • 260.6%Black alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Lamar, Missouri as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lamar is 171 to 1.


Crime rates in Lamar by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(86.3)
6
(129.1)
2
(44.0)
9
(201.0)
1
(22.8)
8
(175.9)
5
(110.8)
5
(110.8)
6
(133.2)
2
(45.4)
2
(46.2)
5
(115.3)
6
(139.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.6)
1
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
1
(22.7)
3
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(345.1)
18
(387.2)
22
(484.5)
8
(178.7)
7
(159.6)
5
(109.9)
4
(88.7)
8
(177.3)
7
(155.4)
2
(45.4)
6
(138.6)
7
(161.4)
1
(23.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
38
(819.7)
31
(666.8)
15
(330.3)
15
(335.0)
22
(501.7)
23
(505.7)
30
(664.9)
19
(421.2)
36
(799.3)
36
(817.8)
54
(1,247)
34
(783.8)
39
(906.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
128
(2,761)
122
(2,624)
105
(2,312)
102
(2,278)
68
(1,551)
103
(2,265)
118
(2,615)
117
(2,594)
145
(3,219)
107
(2,431)
91
(2,102)
82
(1,890)
116
(2,696)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(86.3)
5
(107.6)
1
(22.0)
1
(22.3)
1
(22.8)
2
(44.0)
10
(221.6)
3
(66.5)
5
(111.0)
1
(22.7)
3
(69.3)
5
(115.3)
1
(23.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.5)
2
(44.0)
1
(22.3)
1
(22.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.4)
3
(68.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index312.8384.0256.1312.9162.8298.8319.6262.7337.9208.5262.4264.2296.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lamar, MO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Missouri average:

2.37
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Ancestries: German (19.4%), American (17.9%), Irish (5.3%), English (5.2%), Dutch (3.6%), European (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1867

Elevation: 958 feet

Land area: 3.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,120 people per square mile   (low).

Lamar, Missouri map

42 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $947 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,028 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.49 N, Longitude: 94.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +338 (+7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 969 (56.8%)

Area code: 417

Distribution of median household income in Lamar, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lamar, MO in 2019
Lamar satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Lamar, MO residents
Average permit cost in Lamar, MO
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Lamar, MO
Historical housing units in Lamar, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +245 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in Lamar, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (24.5%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (31.2%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
  • Wood products (3.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (17.0%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.7%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Lamar, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.6%)
  • Woodworkers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.1%)
  • Woodworkers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Lamar, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lamar, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.49. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.49
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.54. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.54
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 72% 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 above Missouri state average. It is 610% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 164.4 miles away from Lamar center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from Lamar center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 174.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 193.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barton County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lamar topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Lamar:

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

Airports located in Lamar:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 25 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 30 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Crowder College (about 48 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 48 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 54 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Drury University (about 58 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 58 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)

Public high schools in Lamar:

  • LAMAR HIGH (Students: 406, Location: 503 MAPLE, Grades: 9-12)
  • LAMAR CAREERTECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 501 MAPLE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lamar:

  • LAMAR MIDDLE (Students: 303, Location: 202 W 7TH, Grades: 6-8)
  • EAST ELEM. (Students: 302, Location: 1600 E 12TH ST, Grades: KG-2)
  • LAMAR ELEM. (Location: 202 W 7TH, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Lamar

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)

Points of interest:

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

Main business address in Lamar include: OSULLIVAN INDUSTRIES INC (A), OSULLIVAN INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC (B). Display/hide their locations 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).

Birthplace of: Harry S. Truman, Harry Truman, Kid Durbin - Major League Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lamar that have no violations reported:

  • BARTON DADE CEDAR JASP CO CONS PWSD 1 (Population served: 8,382, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BARTON DADE CEDAR JASP CO CONS PWSD 1 (Population served: 8,382, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BARTON DADE CEDAR JASP CO CONS PWSD 1 (Population served: 8,382, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BARTON DADE CEDAR JASP CO CONS PWSD 1 (Population served: 8,382, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Lamar:

Marital status in Lamar, MO
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lamar:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Missouri average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lamar
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lamar, MO (based on Barton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
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
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Barton County:

9.0%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.2%
State:

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

20.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lamar:

46.9%
Missouri:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.5%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lamar:

24.6%
Missouri:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lamar:

6.9
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lamar:

32.2%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

52.1%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.1%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lamar, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$34,773$41,7280$0
Water Supply 9$21,930$29,2400$0
Parks and Recreation 8$22,342$33,51310$5,319
Streets and Highways 7$15,407$26,4120$0
Financial Administration 6$14,214$28,4280$0
Electric Power 6$19,563$39,1260$0
Solid Waste Management 4$9,969$29,9070$0
Other Government Administration 2$12,993$77,9580$0
Police - Other 2$4,218$25,3080$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,620$43,4400$0
Firefighters 0$0 20$10,254
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$830
Transit 0$0 6$4,845
Fire - Other 0$0 2$1,127
Totals for Government 55$159,030$34,69739$22,375

Lamar government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,572,000 ($366.09)
    Police Protection: $790,000 ($183.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $263,000 ($61.25)
    Regular Highways: $234,000 ($54.49)
    Water Utilities: $215,000 ($50.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000 ($42.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($33.07)
    Sewerage: $107,000 ($24.92)
    Financial Administration: $97,000 ($22.59)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($13.51)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($10.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000 ($7.92)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($7.45)
    Health - Other: $30,000 ($6.99)
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000 ($1.16)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $181,000 ($42.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($2.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $769,000 ($179.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($10.01)

Lamar government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $721,000 ($167.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $372,000 ($86.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($13.04)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($3.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $50,000 ($11.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $78,000 ($18.16)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($13.51)
    Rents: $7,000 ($1.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($1.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,713,000 ($1330.46)
    Water Utilities: $661,000 ($153.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $184,000 ($42.85)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,380,000 ($321.38)
    Property: $526,000 ($122.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $76,000 ($17.70)
    Other License: $14,000 ($3.26)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($0.70)

Lamar government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,903,000 ($1607.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,764,000 ($1342.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,139,000 ($265.25)

Lamar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,552,000 ($827.20)

5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jasper County, MO  1.41% ($33,783 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.52% ($32,818)
to Vernon County, MO  0.52% ($32,182)
Businesses in Lamar, MO
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
KFC1Super 82
La-Z-Boy1Taco Bell1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1

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.)
Lamar fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Lamar fatal accident list:

Oct 7, 2007 07:00 AM, 1stst, Lat: 37.508250, Lon: -94.295250, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 28, 2002 07:00 PM, Hagnyst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 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
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 85.2mTotal length
  • $3,690,000Total costs
  • 83,699Total average daily traffic
  • 23,073Total average daily truck traffic
  • 69,460Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lamar, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 102010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lamar, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lamar)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lamar, MO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (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: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lamar)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lamar)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 51. The highest number of fires - 79 took place in 2002, and the least - 20 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Lamar, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.5%), and Structure Fires (37.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lamar, MO
    • 41247.5%Outside Fires
    • 32237.1%Structure Fires
    • 13215.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lamar, MO
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lamar, MO
  • 89.2%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lamar, MO
  • 49.1%Electricity
  • 48.8%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lamar compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
There are 10 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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