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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Lamar County is located in Alabama with a population of 14,021. In Lamar County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lamar County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lamar County are above average.
Population
14,021

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$409
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Lamar County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    272
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    108.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    870.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,502.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    272
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Lamar County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,016
National
$55,322

Lamar County Reviews

1 review
I lived in the country rather than in town, which meant a 15 minute drive to get anywhere. Poor variety of places to shop and had to use Alabama services for everything, although I was closer to MS. The worst part was my son had a learning disability and had previously always had tutoring and teacher support team (TST), but in the Millport school, he didn't get either and ended up in their alternative school (not for behavior, mind you) with busy work. He also had to sit separately from the other kids on the bus. It still infuriates me he was treated this way. I yanked him out of public school and began homeschooling him, but it derailed his entire education. I wouldn't recommend anyone not from the area placing an elementary age child into their system if they have any issues at all, and probably not even then. An awful, life-changing experience.
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