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Lamar is a city in Barton County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Texas Republic
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Lamar. For links to other places called Lamar, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lamar is 37.495N. The longitude is -94.276W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 961 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,538.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lamar demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Barton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64759 ZIP code.
26% of Lamar residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lamar ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lamar was $15,684, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Lamar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lamar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $276. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $575.
Libraries in Lamar include Mary K Finley Library ... View libraries
Barton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lamar political report.
The average commute time for Lamar workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Lamar include Super 8.
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