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Lamar, Missouri

  •   State: 
    Barton County
      County all: 
    Barton | Dade
      County FIPS: 
    29011 | 29057
    37°29′44″N 094°15′01″W
      Area total: 
    64.76 sq mi (167.72 km²)
      Area land: 
    64.44 sq mi (166.9 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.32 sq mi (0.82 km²)
    994 ft (303 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    24.3 residents per square mile of area (9.4/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Lamar Township covers an area of 64.76 square miles (167.7 km²) and contains one incorporated settlement, Lamar Heights. The streams of Dicks Fork, Elm Branch and Pettis Creek run through this township. The township completely surrounds, but does not include, the city of Lamar, Missouri. It contains four cemeteries: Fair View, Lake, Nigh and Saint Marys. Lamar Municipal Airport is the only airport in the township. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,569. It is located in Barton County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City, Kansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 1,636. The county seat is Barton. It has a total area of 1.7 square miles. The town of Lamar is in Lamar Township, which is in the eastern part of Barton County and includes the town of Nigh. It was founded in 1872. It's located in the western part of Lamar County, near the town and county seat of Lamar. It covers anArea of 64 square miles, or 167 km². The population of Lamar Township is 1, 569, according to the USGS, and it contains one airport, Lamar Municipal airport. It also contains one cemetry, Fair View and Lake, and one cemetery, St. Marys, which was established in 1881. The area has four streams: Dicksfork, Elm. Branch, Pettis. Creek and Dicks. Branch.


Lamar is the primary city name, but also Iantha, Irwin are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Lamar, Missouri. Lamar Township covers an area of 64.76 square miles (167.7 km²) According to the USGS, it contains four cemeteries: Fair View, Lake, Nigh and Saint Marys. The streams of Dicks Fork, Elm Branch and Pettis Creek run through this township. Lamar Heights is an incorporated settlement in the township. It is located in the eastern part of the township, near the town of Linn County. The township was named after Lamar, a 19th-century abolitionist. It was named for Lamar, who was the first settler in the area in the 17th century. The town of Lamar Heights was founded in the 18th century and is located on the banks of the Dicks River, a tributary of the Missouri River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a depot in Lamar Heights, which was established in the early 19th century, and is still in use today. The Lamar Heights post office opened in 1903. It has been closed since the early 20th century; it was re-opened in the 1950s, when the post office was moved to a new location. The post office is located at Lamar Heights and the town has a population of 1,071. It also contains one incorporated settlement, Lamar Heights. The USGS reports that Lamar Heights has a total area of 64.76 square miles, or 167.7 km². It contains one cemetery, Fair View; it also contains four other cemetersies.


Lamar Township contains one airport, Lamar Municipal Airport. Lamar Township has one school, Lamar Township Elementary School. The township has one wastewater treatment facility, Lamar wastewater treatment plant. The town has one post office, Lamar Post Office, and one police station. The village of Lamar is located in Lamar Township, Lamar County, Texas. It has one highway, Lamar Highway, which runs through the township. The community has one cemetery, Lamar Cemetery, which was established in 1872. It also has one public library, Lamar Public Library, which opened in 1876. It was named for Lamar Township's first postmaster, William Lamar, who died in 1875. It is the site of Lamar Township High School, Lamar High School and Lamar Township Middle School, which were founded in 1874. It contains one landfill, Lamar Airport, which closed in 1881. It had one road, Lamar Road, which ran through it, and Lamar Avenue, which went through it in 1883 and 1883. It now has one residential street, Lamar Drive, which goes through it. It's located in the town of Lamar, Lamar, Texas, and has one business, Lamar Street, which connects to Lamar Road and Lamar Road. It hosts Lamar Township and Lamar Highway. It once had a post office and a school, which shut down in the 1950s and 1970s. Lamar Airport was built in the 1970s and has an airport, which is still open today. Lamar Road is located near the town's center.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri = 96.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lamar = 4.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 13,513 individuals with a median age of 39.8 age the population grows by 4.78% in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 24.3 residents per square mile of area (9.4/km²). There are average 2.77 people per household in the 580 households with an average household income of $44,813 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.20% of the available work force and has dropped -6.27% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.26%. The number of physicians in Lamar per 100,000 population = 76.7.


The annual rainfall in Lamar = 44.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 11 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 82. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 211. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri which are owned by the occupant = 72.39%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 28 years with median home cost = $120,680 and home appreciation of -0.76%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.92 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,116 per student. There are 14.3 students for each teacher in the school, 362 students for each Librarian and 309 students for each Counselor. 6.18% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.91% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.13% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lamar's population in Barton County, Missouri of 2,737 residents in 1900 has increased 4,94-fold to 13,513 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.75% female residents and 51.25% male residents live in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.

    As of 2020 in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri are married and the remaining 30.52% are single population.

  • 20.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Lamar require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.56% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.91% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 5.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, 72.39% are owner-occupied homes, another 16.56% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.04% are vacant.

  • The 49.16% of the population in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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