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Lamar, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lamar had a population of 923 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 923
Daytime Population: Workers 359
Daytime Population: Residents 558
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 917
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 923
Population in Familes 791
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 754
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $24,393
Average Household Income $39,949
Per Capita Income $15,885


Total Housing Units 454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $80,707
Average Home Value $96,263


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 263
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.03% -0.75%
Households -0.93% -0.71%
Families -0.81% -0.77%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2017 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 # 245 38th
Population Density # 176 56th
Diversity Index # 149 63rd
Median Household Income # 383 4th
Per Capita Income # 358 10th

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