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Lamar County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2019: 13,961 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lamar County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.9%), Educational, health and social services (19.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Lamar County, AL (2019)
    • 11,93285.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,50310.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2401.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1260.9%Some other race alone
    • 1090.8%Two or more races
    • 160.1%Asian alone
    • 20.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

45.3 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years
Males: 6,812  (48.8%)
Females: 7,149  (51.2%)
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2020 City/County Census results  (92 replies)
Alabama County Population Estimates (July 1, 2018)  (31 replies)
Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,273 ($28,059 in 1999)
This county:

$39,273
Alabama:

$51,734

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $292 (lower quartile is $199, upper quartile is $359)
This county:

$292
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $87,306 (it was $49,400 in 2000)
Lamar:

$87,306
Alabama:

$154,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,221 - $133,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $889
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

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:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lamar, AL residents
Average permit cost in Lamar, AL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $273 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $227 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Lamar, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lamar, AL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lamar, AL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.1%
Lamar County:

19.1%
Alabama:

15.5%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.3 years old
(Males: 44.4 years old, Females: 46.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.4 years old, Black residents: 45.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11.1 years old, Other race residents: 11.9 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 November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Alabama:

4.0%

Unemployment by year in Lamar, AL
County total employment by year in Lamar, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Lamar, AL

Current college students: 443
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 119 (23.8% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 122010 or later
  • 712000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 21980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 29Before 1970

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: 5,197
  • One, attached: 47
  • Two: 449
  • 3 or 4: 141
  • 5 to 9: 218
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • 50 or more: 26
  • Mobile homes: 1,311
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 1,670 (3 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,857

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Alabama state average. It is 196% greater 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) 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 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 Lamar County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.6 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 And Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2020 - March 6, 2020, FEMA Id: 4546, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Alabama Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4503, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 20, 2019, FEMA Id: 4426, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 11, Floods: 10, Winds: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lamar

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,147 (88.9%)
  • Carpooled: 309 (8.7%)
  • Bus: 35 (1.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1 (0.0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (1.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (63%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Iran (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Thailand (3%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar County


  • American (36%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • British (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $46,199.

4.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($20,773 average AGI)
1.55% relocated from other states ($13,288 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.55%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, AL  0.80% ($26,472 average AGI)
from Fayette County, AL  0.55% ($29,840)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.55% ($43,200)


4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Alabama average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.74% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($25,544 average AGI)
1.77% relocated to other states ($11,833 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.77%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lowndes County, MS  0.71% ($30,063 average AGI)
to Marion County, AL  0.68% ($28,871)
to Fayette County, AL  0.53% ($38,708)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.44% ($40,550)

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 2019: 13.6

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 population in Lamar County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lamar County, Alabama in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (116)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (104)
  • Congestive heart failure (55)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (41)
  • Unspecified dementia (23)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (22)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (15)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (11)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (10)

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,961
  • Male householders: 2,802 (870 living alone), Female householders: 3,145 (992 living alone)
  • 3,148 spouses (3,148 opposite-sex spouses), 146 unmarried partners, (132 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,537 children (3,326 natural, 83 adopted, 125 stepchildren), 486 grandchildren, 54 brothers or sisters, 138 parents, 24 foster children, 254 other relatives, 59 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 183

Size of family households: 1,864 2-persons, 831 3-persons, 819 4-persons, 267 5-persons, 103 6-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,862 1-person, 140 2-persons, 8 3-persons.

1,777 married couples with children.
613 single-parent households (47 men, 566 women).

98.9% of residents of Lamar speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very 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:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Lamar County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Lamar County, Alabama
  • 3082014 or later
  • 642010 to 2013
  • 5692000 to 2009
  • 1,0841990 to 1999
  • 7681980 to 1989
  • 1,8941970 to 1979
  • 1,1901960 to 1969
  • 8161950 to 1959
  • 4571940 to 1949
  • 3381939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Alabama
  • 201 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 283 rooms
  • 3454 rooms
  • 9255 rooms
  • 1,0466 rooms
  • 1,0887 rooms
  • 4398 rooms
  • 5809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
  • 531 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 1823 rooms
  • 4954 rooms
  • 3835 rooms
  • 1736 rooms
  • 387 rooms
  • 618 rooms
  • 359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Alabama
  • 23no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 6152 bedrooms
  • 3,0333 bedrooms
  • 6624 bedrooms
  • 875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Alabama
  • 54no bedroom
  • 3011 bedroom
  • 6412 bedrooms
  • 4003 bedrooms
  • 534 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 168no vehicle
  • 1,0631 vehicle
  • 1,6592 vehicles
  • 1,0183 vehicles
  • 3734 vehicles
  • 2235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 234no vehicle
  • 7501 vehicle
  • 3672 vehicles
  • 723 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

89.8% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Alabama.

Lamar County:

89.8%
State average:

86.3%

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

  • This state: 8,119
  • Other state: 5,751
  • Northeast: 152
  • Midwest: 741
  • South: 4,520
  • West: 338
Year householders moved into unit in Lamar County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 22.8%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.3%Electricity
  • 34.3%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 66
Here:

4.0%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 61
Here:

9.4%
Alabama:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

1.7%
Alabama:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lamar County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,381,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,404,000
    Police Protection: $1,350,000
    Financial Administration: $768,000
    Solid Waste Management: $705,000
    General - Other: $475,000
    General Public Buildings: $297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $196,000
    Central Staff Services: $175,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,819,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,623,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $278,000
    General Revenue - Other: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $616,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,218,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $800,000
    Beginning: $300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,617,000
    Highways: $1,122,000
    General Local Government Support: $693,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,903,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $405,000
    Other License: $7,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,381,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,404,000
    Police Protection: $1,350,000
    Financial Administration: $768,000
    Solid Waste Management: $705,000
    General - Other: $475,000
    General Public Buildings: $297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $196,000
    Central Staff Services: $175,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,819,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,623,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $278,000
    General Revenue - Other: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $616,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,218,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $800,000
    Beginning: $300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,617,000
    Highways: $1,122,000
    General Local Government Support: $693,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,903,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $405,000
    Other License: $7,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,381,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,404,000
    Police Protection: $1,350,000
    Financial Administration: $768,000
    Solid Waste Management: $705,000
    General - Other: $475,000
    General Public Buildings: $297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $196,000
    Central Staff Services: $175,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,819,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,623,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $278,000
    General Revenue - Other: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $616,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,218,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $800,000
    Beginning: $300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,617,000
    Highways: $1,122,000
    General Local Government Support: $693,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,903,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $405,000
    Other License: $7,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,381,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,404,000
    Police Protection: $1,350,000
    Financial Administration: $768,000
    Solid Waste Management: $705,000
    General - Other: $475,000
    General Public Buildings: $297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $196,000
    Central Staff Services: $175,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,819,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,623,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $278,000
    General Revenue - Other: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $616,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,218,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $800,000
    Beginning: $300,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,617,000
    Highways: $1,122,000
    General Local Government Support: $693,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,903,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $405,000
    Other License: $7,000

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
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