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Lamar, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lamar had a population of 1,016 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lamar is located at latitude 34.1695 and longitude -80.065 in Darlington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lamar (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Darlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.

The Town of Lamar (GNIS ID: 2405981) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lamar is located within Lamar Division of Darlington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lamar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lamar: Devils Woodyard, Lisbon, Mims Cross Roads, Mims Crossroads.

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Lamar, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,016
Population in Households 1,016
Population in Familes 871
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 830
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 304 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $69,293
Average Home Value $86,885


Median Household Income $23,983
Average Household Income $36,728
Per Capita Income $14,679
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% -0.02%
Households 0.52% 0.15%
Families 0.73% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lamar, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 238 40th
Population Density1 # 160 60th
Diversity Index2 # 150 63rd
Median Household Income # 384 3rd
Per Capita Income # 371 7th

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