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Lamar County, AL


Designated Market Area: Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS-AL
USDA County Type (2015): Manufacturing, Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 13,705   ( 859 from 2010)
Land area: 604.8 square miles
Population density: 22.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:11,726 85.56% 6.5%
Black:1,38310.09% 15.4%
Indian:360.26% 50.0%
Asian:160.12% 220.0%
2+ races:2541.85% 46.0%
Hispanic:2902.12% 61.1%
Total non-White:1,97914.44% 2.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:344 12.3
Deaths:54019.3
Net Migration: -72-2.6
Net Immigration: 00.0
Change in White population:-816 -5.6
Change in Non-White pop.:-43 -0.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
14,564
12,54286.12%
1,63511.23%
240.16%
50.03%
1741.19%
1801.24%
2,02213.88%

2000
15,904
13,69586.11%
1,89911.94%
150.09%
90.06%
770.48%
2071.30%
2,20913.89%

1990
15,715
13,74887.48%
1,86111.84%
240.15%
220.14%
n/a
600.38%
1,96712.52%

1980
16,453
14,35387.24%
1,99712.14%
70.04%
100.06%
n/a
860.52%
2,10012.76%

1970
14,335
12,23785.36%
2,05114.31%
00.00%
130.09%
n/a
340.24%
2,098 14.64%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
1,579 9.9
1,75911.1
-1,574-9.9
1070.7
-1,153 -7.2
-187 -1.2
1990's
NumberRate
1,891 12.0
1,92212.2
2781.8
180.1
-53 -0.3
242 1.5
1980's
NumberRate
2,168 13.2
1,809 11.0
-1,015 -6.2
n/a
-605 -3.7
-133 -0.8
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,229 8.6
n/a
2,116 14.8
2 0.0

Age, Family & Household Data for Lamar County, AL

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
44.2
3,026 22.1%
10,679 77.9%
3,075 22.4%
5,168
2.65
3,510 67.9%
2,763 78.7%
271 7.7%
1,658 32.1%

2010
NumberPercent
43.5
3,227 22.2%
11,337 77.8%
2,732 18.8%
6,103
2.35
4,207 68.9%
3,245 77.1%
387 9.2%
1,896 31.1%

2000
NumberPercent
38.2
3,761 23.6%
12,143 76.4%
2,523 15.9%
6,451
2.43
4,707 73.0%
3,774 80.2%
402 8.5%
1,744 27.0%

1990
NumberPercent
35.2
3,987 25.4%
11,728 74.6%
2,418 15.4%
5,994
2.59
4,505 75.2%
3,779 83.9%
299 6.6%
1,489 24.8%

1980
NumberPercent
32.1
4,940 30.0%
11,513 70.0%
2,406 14.6%
5,765
2.82
4,606 79.9%
4,064 88.2%
218 4.7%
1,159 20.1%

2022 Housing Data for Lamar County, AL

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units7,104 
Median Value$108,200 
Occupied5,16872.7%
Vacant1,93627.3%
Owned3,85874.7%
Rented1,31025.3%
Median Rent$495 
Single-Family Units4,64765.4%
    Detached4,60564.8%
    Attached420.6%
Buldings with 5+ Units2824.0%
Mobile Homes1,44020.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Lamar County, AL

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002885.6%
$10,000 to $14,9993897.5%
$15,000 to $19,9994418.5%
$20,000 to $24,9992434.7%
$25,000 to $29,9992224.3%
$30,000 to $34,9992745.3%
$35,000 to $39,9992985.8%
$40,000 to $44,9992605.0%
$45,000 to $49,9991963.8%
$50,000 to $59,9994769.2%
$60,000 to $74,99954510.5%
$75,000 to $99,9994278.3%
$100,000 to $124,99956611.0%
$125,000 to $149,9992595.0%
$150,000 to $199,9991893.7%
$200,000 or more951.8%
Median Household Income49,565 
Per Capita Income24,794 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state89 
Compared to U.S.73 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI54310.5%
Public Assistance721.4%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps94618.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed4,92861.9%
Unemployed2793.5%
In Armed Forces90.1%
Total Labor Force5,21665.5%
Not in Labor Force2,74534.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 38.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector2,2981,45161.3%
Non-Profit5334913.2%
Self-Employed22317356.3%
Local Government11524531.9%
State Government14318044.3%
Federal Government865063.2%
Total Private + Self2,5211,62460.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.39782432.5%
Total2,9182,44854.4%
Pct. Govt.15.3%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts54810.2%
Sales and Office Occupations1,07820.0%
Professional, Technical93217.3%
Service Occupations70113.0%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing160.3%
All others2,12239.4%
White Collar 47.5%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing1,62030.1%
Retail trade60411.2%
Health care and social assistance58410.9%
Educational services4458.3%
Other services4017.5%
Public administration2905.4%
Transportation and warehousing2204.1%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2164.0%
Construction2033.8%
Wholesale trade2023.8%
Finance and insurance1893.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting971.8%
Accommodation and food services821.5%
Information701.3%
Professional, scientific, technical611.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction380.7%
Utilities340.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing250.5%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Lamar County, AL

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican60.04%
Puerto Rican00.00%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American400.29%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan100.07%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran300.22%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American270.19%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan270.19%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic30.02%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino140.10%
Indian70.05%
Thai20.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English12,88099.5%
Spanish400.3%
German, other Germanic100.1%
Other Indo-European70.1%
Other Asian20.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English1,51010.9%
American1,44710.4%
Irish1,2268.8%
German8326.0%
European2812.0%
Italian2011.4%
Scotch-Irish1361.0%
Scottish1270.9%
Swiss1190.9%
British1050.8%
Dutch950.7%
French590.4%
Norwegian370.3%
Scandinavian240.2%
African180.1%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen13,84599.7%
Not a citizen400.3%
Native13,79299.3%
Foreign-born930.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Lamar County, AL

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
689 7.0%1,085 11.0%4,043 40.9%3,064 31.0%606 6.1%407 4.1%
  Average years of education: 12.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 689 7.0%
9-12 Years 1,085 11.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 4,043 40.9%
Some College 3,064 31.0%
Bach. Degree 606 6.1%
Grad Degree 407 4.1%
Average years of education: 12.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Lamar County, AL

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 7,703 7,085 618 8.0% 6.8%
1991 7,834 7,052 782 10.0% 7.3%
1992 7,754 7,017 737 9.5% 7.5%
1993 7,825 7,087 738 9.4% 7.2%
1994 7,547 7,073 474 6.3% 6.2%
1995 7,899 7,427 472 6.0% 5.9%
1996 7,919 7,386 533 6.7% 5.2%
1997 7,754 7,106 648 8.4% 4.9%
1998 7,505 6,883 622 8.3% 4.5%
1999 7,217 6,540 677 9.4% 4.7%
2000 7,497 6,970 527 7.0% 4.6%
2001 7,267 6,676 591 8.1% 5.2%
2002 6,983 6,393 590 8.4% 5.9%
2003 6,716 6,131 585 8.7% 6.0%
2004 6,385 5,867 518 8.1% 5.6%
2005 6,115 5,775 340 5.6% 4.4%
2006 6,048 5,735 313 5.2% 4.0%
2007 5,871 5,496 375 6.4% 4.1%
2008 5,698 5,227 471 8.3% 5.8%
2009 5,503 4,692 811 14.7% 10.1%
2010 5,797 5,046 751 13.0% 10.4%
2011 5,821 5,262 559 9.6% 9.6%
2012 5,810 5,363 447 7.7% 8.2%
2013 5,795 5,383 412 7.1% 7.3%
2014 5,634 5,244 390 6.9% 6.7%
2015 5,602 5,246 356 6.4% 6.1%
2016 5,643 5,324 319 5.7% 5.9%
2017 5,726 5,478 248 4.3% 4.6%
2018 5,718 5,502 216 3.8% 3.9%
2019 5,802 5,621 181 3.1% 3.0%
2020 5,730 5,452 278 4.9% 5.9%
2021 5,708 5,538 170 3.0% 3.4%
2022 5,724 5,569 155 2.7% 2.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com