Lamar County GA Information


Lamar County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,149
Population in Households 16,863
Population in Familes 13,992
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,286
Population Density1 99
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,687
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,622
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,315 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,372 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 979 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $117,522
Average Home Value $157,648


Median Household Income $41,536
Average Household Income $54,836
Per Capita Income $22,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.04%
Households 0.17% 0.15%
Families 0.02% 0.04%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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 County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia 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 # 99 38th
Population Density1 # 57 65th
Diversity Index2 # 95 41st
Median Household Income # 47 71st
Per Capita Income # 37 77th

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