Lamar County is located in central Georgia. The County Seat is Barnesville and the largest city is Barnesville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lamarcountyga.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,207 and the 2010 census population was 18,317. The land area is 183.50 square miles and there are 99.8 persons per square mile.
66.4% of the population is White, 31.2% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 81.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $122,600, there are 6,393 households, an average of 2.65 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,800, the median household income is $41,016, and 18.9% of the persons in Lamar County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,544. Retail sales (in $1000) were $113,965, and sales per capita were $6,732. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.8%.
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