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Lamar County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 18,057 (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: 98 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lamar County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.3%), Manufacturing (14.1%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lamar County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 8,852  (41.6%)
Females: 9,465  (58.4%)

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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 2009: $41,594 ($37,087 in 1999)
This county:

$41594
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $404 (lower quartile is $330, upper quartile is $475)
This county:

$404
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,245 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Lamar County:

$111,245
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,715 - $186,224

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $202,947
Here:

$202,947
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,350,405
Here:

$1,350,405
State:

$183,253

In 2-unit structures: $128,737
Here:

$128,737
State:

$162,731

Mobile homes: $119,905
Here:

$119,905
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,328
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

Institutionalized population: 408

Lamar County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

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 2009: $941 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $494 (0.6%)


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 2009: 21.0%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.9% for American Indian residents, 19.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.2%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.1%

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: Lamar County Station 7 (A), Lamar County Station 6 Chappell Mill (B), Lamar County Fire and Rescue Station 5 Piedmont (C), Lamar County Fire and Rescue Station 4 Johnstonville (D), Lamar County Fire and Rescue Station 2 Redbone (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lamar County include: Bethel Church (A), Central Church (B), Edie Creek Church (C), Good Hope Church (D), Green Mount Church (E), Holly Grove Church (F), Lilla Church (G), Midway Church (H), Mount Calvary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blackman Cemetery (1), Fredonia Cemetery (2), Hill Cemetery (3), Martin Cemetery (4), Pearson Cemetery (5), Pringle Cemetery (6), Ramah Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Potts Pond (A), Spalamar Lake (B), English Lake (C), Arms Lake (D), Pennington Lake (E), Akin Lake (F), Camnaflax Lake Number 4 (G), Camnaflax Lake Number 3 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Creek (A), Turnpike Creek (B), Turner Creek (C), Brushy Creek (D), Swan Creek (E), Honey Bee Creek (F), Reeves Creek (G), Edie Creek (H), Buck Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Butts County , Monroe County , Pike County , Spalding County , Upson County .

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


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:


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:

64.5% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.79%
Here39.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,332
Total congregations: 33

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneProgressive Primitive Baptists
Adherents4,361 (68.9%)1,154 (18.2%)209 (3.3%)174 (2.7%)134 (2.1%)
Congregations10 (30.3%)11 (33.3%)1 (3.0%)1 (3.0%)1 (3.0%)
NameChurches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents72 (1.1%)61 (1.0%)60 (0.9%)50 (0.8%)57 (0.9%)
Congregations1 (3.0%)2 (6.1%)1 (3.0%)1 (3.0%)4 (12.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lamar County - Barnesville, Milner, Aldora

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Lamar County:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lamar County:

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 slightly below Georgia state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/3/1956, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


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 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,223.

10.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.28% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($25,985 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($5,137 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.79%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spalding County, GA  2.15% ($29,000 average AGI)
from Henry County, GA  1.11% ($34,356)
from Clayton County, GA  0.74% ($36,667)
from Upson County, GA  0.62% ($25,758)
from Monroe County, GA  0.47% ($26,880)
from Pike County, GA  0.45% ($28,583)
from Butts County, GA  0.42% ($33,545)


8.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,887 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.15% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($24,996 average AGI)
1.53% relocated to other states ($4,892 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.53%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spalding County, GA  2.20% ($26,522 average AGI)
to Henry County, GA  0.73% ($33,684)
to Upson County, GA  0.69% ($41,861)
to Pike County, GA  0.54% ($28,393)
to Butts County, GA  0.34% ($24,778)
to Clayton County, GA  0.34% ($26,667)
to Monroe County, GA  0.34% ($37,167)

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 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

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,468 (1,950 aged, 518 disabled)
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

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.

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

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:


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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lamar County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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 Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS2
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1

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