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Lamar County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 14,086 (all rural); it was 15,904 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,914
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,555
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,972
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,634 (it was 1,496 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 605 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lamar County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (37.9%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lamar County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,864  (48.7%)
Females: 7,222  (51.3%)
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Lamar County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $36,378 ($28,059 in 1999)

This county:

$36,378
Alabama:

$44,765

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $282 (lower quartile is $164, upper quartile is $356)
This county:

$282
State:

$536


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $72,553 (it was $49,400 in 2000)
Lamar:

$72,553
Alabama:

$134,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,661 - $119,111
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $849
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

Institutionalized population: 197

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $222,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $98,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $256 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $204 (0.3%)

Lamar County household income distribution in 2009 Lamar County home values distribution Lamar County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 24.1%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.4% for Black residents, 75.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 35.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.7%
Lamar County:

23.7%
Alabama:

18.5%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.3% for Black residents, 71.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 12 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lamar County is $361 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sulligent, Vernon, Millport, Kennedy, Detroit, Beaverton.

Lamar 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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Neighboring counties: Pinal County, Arizona , Hot Spring County, Arkansas , Callahan County, Texas , Grundy County, Tennessee , Marion County , Jack County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 443
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 128 (17% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 59
  • 1990 to 1994: 38
  • 1985 to 1989: 2
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1965 to 1969: 15
Note: State values scaled to Lamar County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.0%

Lamar County marital status for males Lamar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,877
  • One, attached: 88
  • Two: 380
  • 3 or 4: 110
  • 5 to 9: 163
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 20 or more: 29
  • Mobile homes: 1,807
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 55

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 1,314 (60 second mortgage, 84 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,469

Here:

47.2% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,90268
Black Protestant1,0857
Mainline Protestant1,05515
None3,522-
Lamar County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Lamar County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Lamar County:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lamar County:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

29.8%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Lamar County:

Average size of farms: 187 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,073
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $88.08
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,566
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,035
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.22%
Corn for grain: 1412 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1631 harvested acres
Vegetables: 105 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 69 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lamar County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from Lamar County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 14.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.2 miles away from the county 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 181.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from Lamar County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 189.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4176: May 02, 2014, FEMA Id: 4176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 10, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1836: May 08, 2009, FEMA Id: 1836, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to April 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1835: April 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 1835, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1605: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 8, Winds: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (48%)
  • India (21%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • South Africa (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Jamaica (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar County (%):

  • United States or American (42%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Lamar County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,478 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 684 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0%)
  • Walked: 110 (2%)
  • Other means: 57 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 71 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lamar County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 146 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in state prisons
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Lamar County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,942.

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.31% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($12,853 average AGI)
2.10% relocated from other states ($14,034 average AGI)
Lamar County:

2.10%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, AL  0.63% ($20,276 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.63% ($25,552)
from Fayette County, AL  0.41% ($19,789)
from Pickens County, AL  0.24% ($26,636)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.22% ($21,700)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.25% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($15,678 average AGI)
2.33% relocated to other states ($14,272 average AGI)
Lamar County:

2.33%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, AL  0.83% ($24,077 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, MS  0.75% ($30,886)
to Fayette County, AL  0.49% ($26,174)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.47% ($14,545)
to Monroe County, MS  0.34% ($53,313)
to Pickens County, AL  0.23% ($39,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Lamar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lamar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lamar County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,474 (2,603 aged, 871 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 236 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lamar County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (271)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (226)
  • Congestive heart failure (191)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (178)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (148)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (126)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (105)
  • Unspecified dementia (99)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (91)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (80)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,347
  • In family households: 12,295 (3,085 male householders, 1,122 female householders)
    3,245 spouses, 3,872 children (3,531 natural, 96 adopted, 245 stepchildren), 372 grandchildren, 91 brothers or sisters, 93 parents, 160 other relatives, 181 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,052 (885 male householders (804 living alone)), 1,011 female householders (953 living alone)), 156 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 217 (197 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,075 2-persons, 998 3-persons, 702 4-persons, 310 5-persons, 86 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,757 1-person, 123 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

2,588 married couples with children.
848 single-parent households (171 men, 677 women).

98.1% of residents of Lamar County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 51% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English well, 36% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $106,723,000 ($7,127 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,165,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $46,766,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,947,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,059,000
Federal grants: $25,652,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,659,000 ($1,915,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,640,000 ($3,837,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $173,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,061,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,189,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 904
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,024
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +50
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -856
Here -57 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lamar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 106
  • 2000 to 2009: 404
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,258
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,278
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,536
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,341
  • 1950 to 1959: 645
  • 1940 to 1949: 305
  • 1939 or earlier: 430
Note: State values scaled to Lamar population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lamar County population
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 550
  • 5 rooms: 1,472
  • 6 rooms: 1,282
  • 7 rooms: 830
  • 8 rooms: 309
  • 9+ rooms: 297
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 213
  • 4 rooms: 416
  • 5 rooms: 485
  • 6 rooms: 206
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lamar County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,028
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,164
  • 4 bedrooms: 534
  • 5+ bedrooms: 96
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 190
  • 2 bedrooms: 677
  • 3 bedrooms: 542
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lamar County population
  • no vehicle: 316
  • 1 vehicle: 1,052
  • 2 vehicles: 2,199
  • 3 vehicles: 992
  • 4 vehicles: 291
  • 5+ vehicles: 122
  • no vehicle: 212
  • 1 vehicle: 770
  • 2 vehicles: 397
  • 3 vehicles: 93
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

66% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Alabama.

Lamar County:

65.7%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 9,927
  • Northeast: 91
  • Midwest: 562
  • South: 4,951
  • West: 193

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $62,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (35.8%)
  • Utility gas (30.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.3%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (43.2%)
  • Electricity (31.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.9%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 46
Here:

2.6%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

4.0%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lamar County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $299,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,584,000
    Health Services - Other: $877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $566,000
    Police Protection: $509,000
    Financial Administration: $508,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $344,000
    General Public Buildings: $271,000
    Corrections - Other: $243,000
    Welfare - Other: $31,000
    General - Other: $5,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $513,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,849,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $730,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $171,000
    Interest Earnings: $94,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,917,000
    General Support: $1,459,000
    All Other: $219,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,027,000
    Property: $549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $130,000
    NEC: $6,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,415,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,295,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $120,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,915,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $231,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 642
  • Number of aged recipients: 93
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 549
  • Number of recipients under 18: 63
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 411
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 168
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 289
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 275
Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Lamar County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James22272.3 years
William17674.5 years
John16875.6 years
Mary13178.6 years
Robert8471.1 years
Willie7076.5 years
Annie6978.5 years
George6374.3 years
Charles5965.0 years
Thomas5374.0 years
Most common last names in Lamar County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10470.3 years
Johnson9975.7 years
Pennington8477.7 years
Hollis7675.7 years
Wilson5776.7 years
Moore5476.0 years
Taylor5473.0 years
Stanford5176.3 years
Davis4876.7 years
Williams4873.3 years
Businesses in Lamar County, AL
NameCountNameCount
Ford1Subway2
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1UPS1