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Lamar, Arkansas
City
Location in Johnson County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Johnson County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Johnson
Area
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Land 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 440 ft (134 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,415
 • Density 321.6/sq mi (125.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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 1,415 at the 2000 census.

William Lee Cazort, the youngest ever Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and youngest ever President of the Arkansas State Senate, attended public school in Lamar before moving to Fort Smith.

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%
Est. 2015 1,668 3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,415 people, 529 households, and 362 families residing in the city. The population density was 324.9 people per square mile (125.3/km²). There were 585 housing units at an average density of 134.3/sq mi (51.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.97% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 3.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 529 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,317, and the median income for a family was $27,143. Males had a median income of $23,309 versus $16,207 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,852. About 14.8% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.


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