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Lamar County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2019: 19,055 (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: 103 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lamar County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.3%), Educational, health and social services (19.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lamar County, GA (2019)
    • 12,20364.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,66529.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4812.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4672.5%Two or more races
    • 950.5%Asian alone
    • 260.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years
Males: 9,305  (48.8%)
Females: 9,750  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,351 ($37,087 in 1999)
This county:

$47,351
Georgia:

$61,980

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $536 (lower quartile is $424, upper quartile is $692)
This county:

$536
State:

$857


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $167,523 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Lamar:

$167,523
Georgia:

$202,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $109,743 - $258,146

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $193,410
Here:

$193,410
State:

$274,276

Mobile homes: $81,953
Here:

$81,953
State:

$74,102

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,235
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $483

Institutionalized population: 408
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Health of residents in Lamar County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
71.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
36.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
52.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
68.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 84 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2000: 66 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 2001: 89 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2002: 136 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2003: 157 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 40 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2016: 45 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2017: 39 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2018: 64 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2019: 107 buildings, average cost: $131,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Lamar, GA residents
Average permit cost in Lamar, GA
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: $1,569 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,329 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Lamar, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lamar, GA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lamar, GA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.4%
Lamar County:

16.4%
Georgia:

13.3%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for other race residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.3 years old
(Males: 37.9 years old, Females: 39.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 46.7 years old, Asian residents: 28.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.4 years old, Other race residents: 25.1 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Georgia:

5.4%

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

Current college students: 1,151
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 390 (69.5% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

2.0%
Whole state:

10.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1022010 or later
  • 1192000 to 2009
  • 821990 to 1999
  • 451980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 26Before 1970

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: 5,742
  • One, attached: 15
  • Two: 469
  • 3 or 4: 104
  • 5 to 9: 252
  • 10 to 19: 80
  • 50 or more: 41
  • Mobile homes: 1,024

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 2,744 (37 second mortgage, 166 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,938

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 29% greater 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) earthquake occurred 129.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 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 Lamar 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 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:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4259: February 26, 2016, FEMA Id: 4259, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe 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: 1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 03, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1033: July 07, 1994, FEMA Id: 1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 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: 4,267 (80.5%)
  • Carpooled: 500 (9.4%)
  • Bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 36 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 210 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 258 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

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


  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (16%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (16%)
  • Japan (14%)
  • Jamaica (13%)
  • Ukraine (9%)
  • Panama (9%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar County


  • American (18%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled

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 $47,908.

8.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,245 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.31% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($29,682 average AGI)
1.01% relocated from other states ($5,565 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.01%
Georgia average:

3.60%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spalding County, GA  2.13% ($32,734 average AGI)
from Henry County, GA  0.91% ($42,321)
from Upson County, GA  0.62% ($25,722)
from Pike County, GA  0.53% ($32,839)
from Clayton County, GA  0.52% ($25,533)
from Monroe County, GA  0.50% ($26,966)
from Butts County, GA  0.36% ($35,238)


7.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.65% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($28,121 average AGI)
1.07% relocated to other states ($5,982 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.07%
Georgia average:

3.12%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spalding County, GA  1.88% ($30,725 average AGI)
to Henry County, GA  0.66% ($37,079)
to Upson County, GA  0.66% ($27,658)
to Pike County, GA  0.45% ($29,808)
to Butts County, GA  0.43% ($28,640)
to Monroe County, GA  0.43% ($33,960)

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 2019: 10.9

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 population in Lamar County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
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: 2,716 (2,073 aged, 643 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 388 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (212)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (178)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (84)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (44)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (40)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (31)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (24)
  • Unspecified dementia (23)
  • Congestive heart failure (21)
  • Essential (primary) hypertension (10)

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: 1,288
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,264
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,055
  • Male householders: 3,423 (1,422 living alone), Female householders: 3,233 (1,184 living alone)
  • 2,760 spouses (2,705 opposite-sex spouses), 231 unmarried partners, (213 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,120 children (4,293 natural, 422 adopted, 434 stepchildren), 1,309 grandchildren, 165 brothers or sisters, 234 parents, 0 foster children, 621 other relatives, 747 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,253

Size of family households: 1,955 2-persons, 657 3-persons, 699 4-persons, 297 5-persons, 91 6-persons, 96 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,592 1-person, 219 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 32 5-persons.

1,762 married couples with children.
664 single-parent households (77 men, 587 women).

96.8% of residents of Lamar speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,716,000 ($5,162 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:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built in Lamar County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Lamar County, Georgia
  • 2852014 or later
  • 1092010 to 2013
  • 1,8532000 to 2009
  • 1,3571990 to 1999
  • 7441980 to 1989
  • 1,0841970 to 1979
  • 5641960 to 1969
  • 6181950 to 1959
  • 2801940 to 1949
  • 7581939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 1183 rooms
  • 2114 rooms
  • 8845 rooms
  • 1,2326 rooms
  • 7597 rooms
  • 6528 rooms
  • 7929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
  • 341 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 863 rooms
  • 4474 rooms
  • 7415 rooms
  • 3646 rooms
  • 627 rooms
  • 1268 rooms
  • 789+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Georgia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2601 bedroom
  • 4702 bedrooms
  • 2,7323 bedrooms
  • 8864 bedrooms
  • 3415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Georgia
  • 41no bedroom
  • 1141 bedroom
  • 7962 bedrooms
  • 8553 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Georgia 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
  • 152no vehicle
  • 8081 vehicle
  • 1,8602 vehicles
  • 1,0253 vehicles
  • 5464 vehicles
  • 2935+ 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
  • 266no vehicle
  • 8701 vehicle
  • 5722 vehicles
  • 1793 vehicles
  • 984 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

88.4% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Georgia.

Lamar County:

88.4%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 14,871
  • Other state: 3,585
  • Northeast: 568
  • Midwest: 581
  • South: 2,185
  • West: 249
Year householders moved into unit in Lamar County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.4%Electricity
  • 18.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.2%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.7%Electricity
  • 20.0%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

5.3%
Georgia:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

1.7%
Georgia:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 188
Here:

9.8%
Georgia:

17.3%

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 - Solid Waste Management: $1,740,000
    Other: $912,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Regular Highways: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    General - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,924,000
    Police Protection: $1,874,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,124,000
    General - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $861,000
    Central Staff Services: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    Parks and Recreation: $465,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Local Fire Protection: $276,000
    Libraries: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $115,000
    Health - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $619,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $54,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Rents: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $68,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,452,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $473,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,269,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,355,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $606,000
    Other License: $107,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $17,000
    Other: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,740,000
    Other: $912,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Regular Highways: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    General - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,924,000
    Police Protection: $1,874,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,124,000
    General - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $861,000
    Central Staff Services: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    Parks and Recreation: $465,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Local Fire Protection: $276,000
    Libraries: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $115,000
    Health - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $619,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $54,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Rents: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $68,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,452,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $473,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,269,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,355,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $606,000
    Other License: $107,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $17,000
    Other: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,740,000
    Other: $912,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Regular Highways: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    General - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,924,000
    Police Protection: $1,874,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,124,000
    General - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $861,000
    Central Staff Services: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    Parks and Recreation: $465,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Local Fire Protection: $276,000
    Libraries: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $115,000
    Health - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $619,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $54,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Rents: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $68,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,452,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $473,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,269,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,355,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $606,000
    Other License: $107,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $17,000
    Other: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,740,000
    Other: $912,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Regular Highways: $18,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    General - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,924,000
    Police Protection: $1,874,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,124,000
    General - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $861,000
    Central Staff Services: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $552,000
    Parks and Recreation: $465,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Local Fire Protection: $276,000
    Libraries: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $115,000
    Health - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $619,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $54,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Rents: $67,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $68,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,452,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $473,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,269,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,355,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $606,000
    Other License: $107,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $17,000
    Other: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000

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
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"