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Lamar County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 18,207 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 15,912 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,983
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,532
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,136
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,103 (it was 1,576 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

34%

Land area: 185 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lamar County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.7%), Construction (21.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.5%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lamar County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (30.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 8,798  (48.3%)
Females: 9,409  (51.7%)
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Lamar County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,890 ($37,087 in 1999)

This county:

$39890
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $327, upper quartile is $586)
This county:

$423
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $114,740 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Lamar:

$114,740
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,219 - $188,306
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,160
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Institutionalized population: 408
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 166 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2005: 176 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2006: 162 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $129,800

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 2013: $1,298 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $955 (0.9%)

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 2013: 18.9%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 10.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.9% for other race residents, 0.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.7%
Lamar County:

19.7%
Georgia:

19.0%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 10.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 0.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lamar County is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Barnesville, Milner, Aldora.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lamar County: Church Campground (A), Forsyth Waterworks (B), Popes Ferry (C), Tabernacle Campground (D), Monroe County Fire Department Station 2 (E), Monroe County Fire Department Station 4 (F), Monroe County Fire Department Station 10 (G), Monroe County Fire Department Station 11 (H), Monroe County Fire Department Station 9 (I), Monroe County Fire Department Station 7 (J), Monroe County Fire Department Station 8 (K), Monroe County Fire Department Station 6 (L), Monroe County Fire Department Station 3 (M), Georgia Fire Academy (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lamar County include: Russellville Baptist Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Parkers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Browns Chapel (D), Northside Church (E), Coleman Clerk Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Bolingbroke Methodist Church (H), Cabaniss Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson-Barnes-Bagley Cemetery (1), Bazemore Cemetery (2), Brent Cemetery (3), Cabaniss Cemetery (4), Collier Cemetery (5), Ebenezer Cemetery (6), Fairview Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Williamson Lake (A), Hook Pond (B), Childs Lake (C), Huneycut Lake (D), Jones Lake (E), Haygood Pond (F), Pierson Lake (G), Abernathy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Standard Creek (A), Rum Creek (B), Mill Dam Creek (C), Cooks Creek (D), Lee Creek (E), Hansford Branch (F), Deer Creek (G), Clifton Creek (H), Yellow Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lamar County include: High Falls State Park (1), Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Baldwin County , Columbia County, Arkansas , Harris County , Washington County, Mississippi , Jenkins County , Pike County , Parker County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,151
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 164 (44% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

1.0%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 55
  • 1990 to 1994: 29
  • 1985 to 1989: 25
  • 1980 to 1984: 20
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 21

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,186
  • One, attached: 115
  • Two: 320
  • 3 or 4: 126
  • 5 to 9: 138
  • 10 to 19: 76
  • 20 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 1,160
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 1,672 (169 second mortgage, 118 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 919

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,15918
Black Protestant1,1966
Mainline Protestant95510
Other161
Catholic--
None6,991-
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: 3
Lamar County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lamar County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lamar County:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

30.0%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Lamar County:

Average size of farms: 172 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $94,728
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $344.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.63%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $85,531
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,191
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.25%
All wheat for grain: 2246 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 626 acres

Tornado activity:

Lamar County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 3680057.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/3/1998, a tornado injured 2 people and caused $100,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar County-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from Lamar 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 129.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 180.6 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 227.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from Lamar County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 233.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • GeorgiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1973): April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • GeorgiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3218): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • GeorgiaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1560): September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • GeorgiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1311): January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • GeorgiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1209): March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • GeorgiaTornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 3, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1033): July 7, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • GeorgiaDrought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3044): July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

  • Mexico (28%)
  • Honduras (19%)
  • India (13%)
  • South Africa (12%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • El Salvador (8%)
  • Australia (4%)

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

  • United States or American (29%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • African (2%)

Lamar County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,512 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,189 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 60 (1%)
  • Other means: 118 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 101 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 537 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 162 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

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

  • 989 people in college/university student housing
  • 203 people in state prisons
  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,911.

8.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.00% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($24,288 average AGI)
1.47% relocated from other states ($5,493 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.47%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spalding County, GA  2.35% ($26,707 average AGI)
from Pike County, GA  0.64% ($31,833)
from Henry County, GA  0.55% ($38,516)
from Upson County, GA  0.51% ($24,172)
from Monroe County, GA  0.37% ($29,143)
from Butts County, GA  0.35% ($22,150)
from Clayton County, GA  0.32% ($27,278)


8.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.82% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($20,749 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($5,168 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.50%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spalding County, GA  1.88% ($21,953 average AGI)
to Upson County, GA  0.74% ($27,548)
to Henry County, GA  0.69% ($32,282)
to Pike County, GA  0.57% ($26,906)
to Clayton County, GA  0.34% ($17,842)
to Butts County, GA  0.28% ($23,063)
to Monroe County, GA  0.27% ($23,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Lamar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Lamar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lamar County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
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: 2,716 (2,073 aged, 643 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 388 (9%)

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, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (194)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (150)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (128)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (113)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (112)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (112)
  • Unspecified dementia (100)
  • Congestive heart failure (80)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (75)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (68)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1288.310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1263.890
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,862
  • In family households: 14,456 (2,974 male householders, 1,643 female householders)
    3,240 spouses, 4,689 children (4,229 natural, 121 adopted, 339 stepchildren), 775 grandchildren, 172 brothers or sisters, 176 parents, 262 other relatives, 407 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,406 (962 male householders (794 living alone)), 1,039 female householders (897 living alone)), 405 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,455 (408 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,985 2-persons, 1,124 3-persons, 867 4-persons, 392 5-persons, 145 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,691 1-person, 256 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,211 married couples with children.
1,058 single-parent households (167 men, 891 women).

97.2% of residents of Lamar County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,716,000 ($5162 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,726,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,897,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,265,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,015,000
Federal grants: $19,788,000
Federal procurement contracts: $510,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,241,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,542,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,792,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,594,000

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

Births: 1,039
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 866
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +49
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +265
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lamar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.52 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 64
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,600
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,412
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,094
  • 1970 to 1979: 918
  • 1960 to 1969: 572
  • 1950 to 1959: 423
  • 1940 to 1949: 279
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,110
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 104
  • 4 rooms: 434
  • 5 rooms: 1,118
  • 6 rooms: 1,078
  • 7 rooms: 655
  • 8 rooms: 330
  • 9+ rooms: 393
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 271
  • 4 rooms: 592
  • 5 rooms: 309
  • 6 rooms: 238
  • 7 rooms: 78
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 108
  • 2 bedrooms: 896
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,420
  • 4 bedrooms: 530
  • 5+ bedrooms: 155
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 305
  • 2 bedrooms: 774
  • 3 bedrooms: 390
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 250
  • 1 vehicle: 879
  • 2 vehicles: 1,694
  • 3 vehicles: 964
  • 4 vehicles: 291
  • 5+ vehicles: 58
  • no vehicle: 285
  • 1 vehicle: 743
  • 2 vehicles: 435
  • 3 vehicles: 101
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

58% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Georgia.

Lamar County:

58.0%
State average:

50.8%

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

  • This state: 12784
  • Northeast: 313
  • Midwest: 571
  • South: 1768
  • West: 223

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $67,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (35.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.0%)
  • Electricity (24.8%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (48.0%)
  • Electricity (30.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 123
Here:

6.7%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

7.2%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 65
Here:

6.1%
Georgia:

22.9%

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 - Regular Highways: $1,634,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $895,000
    Police Protection: $876,000
    Central Staff Services: $848,000
    Regular Highways: $695,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $616,000
    Corrections - Other: $566,000
    Health Services - Other: $480,000
    General - Other: $428,000
    General Public Buildings: $289,000
    Financial Administration: $281,000
    Parks & Recreation: $212,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $145,000
    Fire Protection: $144,000
    Welfare - Other: $43,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $38,000
    Housing & Community Development: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $534,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $28,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Judicial: $2,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,508,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,125,000
    All Other: $189,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $828,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $675,000
    Interest Earnings: $22,000
    Rents: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $250,000
    Health & Hospitals: $147,000
    All Other: $60,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,034,000
    Total General Sales: $1,250,000
    Other Selective Sales: $300,000
    NEC: $90,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $63,000
    Public Utilities: $7,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,854,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,752,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $102,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $379,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 420
  • Number of aged recipients: 58
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 362
  • Number of recipients under 18: 47
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 268
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 105
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 188
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 178
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, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15871.1 years
John12573.5 years
Mary11779.0 years
William11672.1 years
Robert8969.8 years
Annie6278.8 years
Willie6172.5 years
George6074.9 years
Charles4668.9 years
Charlie4471.0 years
Most common last names in Lamar County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12675.8 years
Williams6173.0 years
Wilson5974.9 years
Evans4074.0 years
Brown3968.4 years
Moore3974.4 years
Jones3874.0 years
Walker3673.4 years
Davis3575.0 years
Bush3282.6 years
Businesses in Lamar County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS2
H&R Block1Walgreens1

Lamar County on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"