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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Lamar County is 14,268, which is 10.29% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.33% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Lamar County population density is 23.57 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 91.91 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Lamar County is white, which represent 87.33% of the total population. The average Lamar County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 14,268. #56

Population Growth Since 2000, #60

Lamar County

Population Density, #50

Lamar County
23.57 per square mile
91.91 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:12,460 (87.33%, #13)
Black:1,659 (11.63%, #49)
Hispanic:195 (1.37%, #52)
Asian:2 (0.01%, #61)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):37 (0.26%, #47)
One Race, Other:5 (0.04%, see rank)
Two or More Races:105 (0.74%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

10,164 (71.24%) out of the total population of 14,268 reported first ancestry.

 Lamar County% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Arab40.03%, see rank0.21%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.09%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.09%0.42%
Dutch860.60%, see rank0.92%1.40%
English1,0337.24%, see rank8.22%8.02%
French1250.88%, see rank1.80%3.34%
German3942.76%, see rank7.03%15.03%
Greek350.25%, see rank0.16%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.11%0.46%
Irish1,1628.14%, see rank9.11%10.80%
Italian1461.02%, see rank1.71%5.52%
Norwegian480.34%, see rank0.31%1.42%
Polish110.08%, see rank0.61%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian190.13%, see rank0.17%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3442.41%, see rank1.52%0.99%
Scottish2231.56%, see rank1.81%1.72%
Subsaharan African60.04%, see rank0.81%0.95%
Swedish00.00%, see rank0.36%1.27%
Swiss190.13%, see rank0.10%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.05%0.31%
American3,53824.80%, see rank15.41%7.12%
Welsh350.25%, see rank0.38%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 6,863 (48.10%, see rank)
Females: 7,405 (51.90%, see rank)

Lamar County
Male: 48.10%
Female: 51.90%
Male: 48.49%
Female: 51.51%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Lamar County
42.60 years old
38.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Lamar County
42.70 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Lamar County
42.50 years old
39.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Lamar County% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Under 5 years7645.35%, see rank6.22%6.36%
5 to 9 years9616.74%, see rank6.32%6.51%
10 to 14 years8375.87%, see rank6.67%6.59%
15 to 19 years7805.47%, see rank6.80%6.85%
20 to 24 years8145.71%, see rank7.20%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,47110.31%, see rank12.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,81812.74%, see rank12.68%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,98913.94%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years2,10314.74%, see rank12.75%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,50210.53%, see rank8.33%7.64%
75 to 84 9496.65%, see rank4.52%4.25%
85 years and over2801.96%, see rank1.66%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Lamar CountyAlabamaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population10,112, 100%3,217,902209,056,129
Less Than High School2,237, 22.12%, see rank16.30%13.67%
High School Graduate3,863, 38.20%, see rank31.07%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,861, 28.29%, see rank29.58%29.09%
Bachelor Degree696, 6.88%, see rank14.46%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree455, 4.50%, see rank8.59%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.27, see rank13.1213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Lamar County AlabamaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten31379.23%20.77%68.95%31.05%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,53394.13%, see rank5.87%, see rank89.56%10.44%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)59192.55%, see rank7.45%, see rank89.36%10.64%90.60%9.40%
College34192.38%, see rank7.62%, see rank85.55%14.45%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5894.83%, see rank5.17%, see rank76.76%23.24%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Lamar CountyAlabamaU.S.
Total Households6,147, 100%1,842,174116,211,092
Average Household Size2.28, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households1,555, 25.30%, see rank28.54%27.57%
2 or More Person Households4,592, 74.70%, see rank71.46%72.43%
Family Households (Families)4,497, 73.16%, see rank67.33%66.22%
Average Family Size2.73, see rank3.213.32
Married-Couple Family3,456, 56.22%, see rank47.79%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,650, 26.84%, see rank32.67%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Lamar County%AlabamaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total11,706see rank3,892,591252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over5,589100%, see rank1,863,744123,281,364
Never Married96217.21%, see rank32.38%35.77%
Married3,75667.20%, see rank53.13%52.04%
Widowed2314.13%, see rank3.01%2.57%
Divorced64011.45%, see rank11.48%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over6,117100%, see rank2,028,847129,692,771
Never Married77712.70%, see rank26.66%29.48%
Married3,78061.79%, see rank48.92%49.19%
Widowed87714.34%, see rank10.95%9.16%
Divorced68311.17%, see rank13.47%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Lamar County%AlabamaU.S.
Native14,17099.31%, see rank96.54%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence9,05463.46%, see rank70.07%58.73%
Born in Different State5,08335.63%, see rank25.66%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
330.23%, see rank0.81%1.42%
Foreign Born980.69%, see rank3.46%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship510.36%, see rank1.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship470.33%, see rank2.30%7.09%
Born In Europe160.11%, see rank0.37%1.53%
Born In Asia20.01%, see rank1.02%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.14%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America800.56%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Lamar County%AlabamaU.S.
English6,05498.49%, see rank94.21%79.39%
Spanish841.37%, see rank3.33%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages70.11%, see rank1.29%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages20.03%, see rank0.92%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.26%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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