Lamar, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lamar, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lamar Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Clinton County at latitude 41.01 and longitude -77.5234. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The formal official name is the Lamar Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lamar, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lamar indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Lamar Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Lamar, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 575
Population in Households 575
Population in Familes 476
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 516
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $138,839
Average Home Value $156,280


Median Household Income $48,935
Average Household Income $58,463
Per Capita Income $22,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.54% 0.69%
Households 0.49% 0.74%
Families 2.49% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1252 29th
Population Density1 # 1394 21st
Diversity Index2 # 1097 38th
Median Household Income # 878 50th
Per Capita Income # 1126 36th

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