Lamar County is located in northwest Alabama. The County Seat is Vernon and the largest city is Vernon. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lamarcounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,086 and the 2010 census population was 14,564. The land area is 604.85 square miles and there are 24.1 persons per square mile.
87% of the population is White, 11.4% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 76.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $66,800, there are 6,084 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,026, the median household income is $36,028, and 22.3% of the persons in Lamar County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,340. Retail sales (in $1000) were $70,780, and sales per capita were $4,887. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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