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Lamar, Arkansas
Location of Lamar in Johnson County, Arkansas
Location of Lamar in Johnson County, Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Johnson
Area
 • Total 4.64 sq mi (12.03 km2)
 • Land 4.62 sq mi (11.95 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
440 ft (134 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,719
 • Density 372.40/sq mi (143.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72846
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-38290
GNIS feature ID 0077440

Lamar is a city in Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,605 at the 2010 census, up from 1,415 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Lamar is located at 35°26′26″N 93°23′34″W / 35.44056°N 93.39278°W / 35.44056; -93.39278 (35.440546, -93.392764).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.4 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.23% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 474
1910 520 9.7%
1920 542 4.2%
1930 449 −17.2%
1940 474 5.6%
1950 555 17.1%
1960 514 −7.4%
1970 589 14.6%
1980 708 20.2%
1990 768 8.5%
2000 1,415 84.2%
2010 1,605 13.4%
2020 1,719 7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Lamar racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,401 81.5%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 28 1.63%
Native American 22 1.28%
Asian 9 0.52%
Other/Mixed 91 5.29%
Hispanic or Latino 168 9.77%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,719 people, 747 households, and 486 families residing in the city.

Education

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary students is primarily provided by the Lamar School District, which includes:

  • Lamar Elementary School, serving pre-kindergarten through grade 3.
  • Lamar Middle School, serving grades 4 through 7.
  • Lamar High School, serving grades 8 through 12.

Notable people

Lee Cazort, the youngest ever Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and youngest ever Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, attended public school in Lamar before moving to Fort Smith.

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