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Lamar, Texas - Basic Facts

The Lamar Census Designated Place had a population of 673 as of July 1, 2015. Lamar ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lamar is located at latitude 28.1403 and longitude -96.9878 in Aransas County. The formal boundaries for the Lamar Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 1.84 sq. miles. Aransas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Lamar Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586949) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

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Lamar, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 673
Population in Households 667
Population in Familes 535
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 220
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 (50.3%)
Median Home Value $144,388
Average Home Value $193,638


Median Household Income $41,766
Average Household Income $66,012
Per Capita Income $31,581
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.64%
Households 1.34% 1.72%
Families 1.02% 1.64%
Median Household Income   4.57%
Per Capita Income   3.52%
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.

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Lamar, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1142 35th
Population Density1 # 1476 16th
Diversity Index2 # 1179 33rd
Median Household Income # 987 44th
Per Capita Income # 256 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.