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  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Lamar is a town in Arkansas with a population of 2,002. Lamar is in Johnson County. Living in Lamar offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lamar and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lamar are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$509
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Lamar Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,206.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Lamar

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,607
National
$55,322
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Lamar Reviews

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Lamar treats everyone as if they are your family. If you needed help or anything, your neighbor would offer you the help you need. Lamar will always feel like home. It is my favorite place to spend my free time. In Lamar, everyone knows everyone. You know everyones family and what they may be going through. Lamar is not just a community or town, we are a family. We would do anything for our neighbors and I love the environment.
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Lamar was a great place to grow up when I was a kid. People were friendly and school was educational but fun. We didn’t worry about much because there was always someone who cared. Now our community sucks. People stopped caring about others and only about themselves. Our youth have nothing to entertain them so they turn to drugs or sex at a pretty young age. There’s so much bullying at school and teachers who don’t seem to care anymore. I think if there was something like a rec center within walking distance of the school it would help at least cut down on crime being committed by our youth. They have nothing to entertain themselves outside of school.
I’ve lived in Lamar my whole life and overall had a good experience as far as my family. However, due to how I am and how conservative a lot of the towns people are, we don’t mesh well