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Lamar County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 183.5 square miles
Population Density 99.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 17,959
Population change -2%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 21.1%
65 and over 15.8%
Females 52.3%
White 66.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.1
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 31.2%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.2%
Veterans 1,568
Households and Housing
Households 6,393
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.1%
Median household income $41,016
The per capita income $18,800
Live below the poverty line. 18.9%
housing units 7,480
Multi-unit structures 11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $122,600
Residents owning their homes. 70.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,544
Women-owned firms 27.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $113,965
Retail sales per capita $6,732
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0