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Lamar township, MO map Land area: 64.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 1,569 (7% urban, 93% rural)
Males: 804  (51.2%)
Females: 765  (48.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,534 (1,233 owner occupied, 301 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%


Races in Lamar township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.72

Lamar township:

2.7 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,598 ($39,083 in 1999)
This township:

$46,598
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $371 (lower quartile is $321, upper quartile is $413)
Here:

$371
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $121,610 (it was $81,100 in 2000)
Lamar township:

$121,610
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,110 - $210,901

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $167,515
Here:

$167,515
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $59,028
Here:

$59,028
State:

$37,932
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.6%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

5.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Lamar, Lamar Heights.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lamar township: Barco Drive-In (A), Lamar Country Club (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lamar township: Bethany Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fair View Cemetery (1), Nigh Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Emberry Lake (A), Old Schreiner Lake (B), Lawless Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elm Branch (A), Dicks Fork (B), Pettis Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (0% naturalized citizens)

Lamar township:  0.6%
State:  2.7%

48% of Lamar township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 1249
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 204
  • South: 87
  • West: 88

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $130,400

Lamar township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Lamar township, Missouri:

  • 24 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 473
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 13
  • Mobile homes: 132

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,200


Housing units in Lamar township with a mortgage: 133 (2 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 85

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 53
  • 1995 to 1998: 81
  • 1990 to 1994: 31
  • 1980 to 1989: 117
  • 1970 to 1979: 124
  • 1960 to 1969: 71
  • 1950 to 1959: 51
  • 1940 to 1949: 37
  • 1939 or earlier: 55

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 50
  • 5 rooms: 98
  • 6 rooms: 122
  • 7 rooms: 99
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9 or more rooms: 34

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 37
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lamar township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 146
  • 3 bedrooms: 222
  • 4 bedrooms: 45
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 50
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 52
  • 2 vehicles: 176
  • 3 vehicles: 155
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 63
  • 2 vehicles: 48
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar township:

  • United States or American (36.9%)
  • German (25.7%)
  • Irish (10.0%)
  • English (8.8%)
  • Dutch (1.8%)
  • Scottish (1.5%)
  • Norwegian (1.4%)

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

  • Vietnam (60%)
  • United Kingdom (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 705 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 84 (10%)
  • Walked: 12 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 55 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

People in group quarters in Lamar township, Missouri:

  • 24 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

98.6% of residents of Lamar township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English well, 50% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,609
  • In family households: 1,492 (399 male householders, 56 female householders)
    418 spouses, 576 children (450 natural, 12 adopted, 114 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 6 other relatives, 33 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 117 (61 male householders (58 living alone)), 49 female householders (48 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 36 (32 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 188 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 86 4-persons, 50 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 106 1-person, 1 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

337 married couples with children.
55 single-parent households (19 men, 36 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

4.0%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

10.2%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

21.9%
Missouri:

24.9%

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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Lamar township:

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