|— City —|
|Johnson County and the state of Arkansas|
|• Total||4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)|
|• Land||4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||440 ft (134 m)|
|• Density||321.6/sq mi (125.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0077440|
William Lee Cazort, the youngest ever Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and youngest ever President of the Arkansas State Senate, attended public school in Lamar before moving to Fort Smith.
Lamar is located at .(35.440546, -93.392764)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.4 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.23% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,415 people, 529 households, and 362 families residing in the city. The population density was 324.9 people per square mile (125.3/km²). There were 585 housing units at an average density of 134.3/sq mi (51.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.97% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 3.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 529 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,317, and the median income for a family was $27,143. Males had a median income of $23,309 versus $16,207 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,852. About 14.8% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.
Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary students is primarily provided by the Lamar School District, which includes:
- Lamar Elementary School, serving prekindergarten through grade 4.
- Lamar MIddle School, serving grades 5 through 8.
- Lamar High School, serving grades 9 through 12.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.