Lamar, South Carolina

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Lamar is a town in Darlington County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,015 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Lamar is located at 34°10′13″N 80°3′45″W / 34.17028°N 80.0625°W / 34.17028; -80.0625 (34.170388, -80.062526)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,015 people, 417 households, and 286 families residing in the town. The population density was 874.6 people per square mile (337.8/km²). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 402.4/sq mi (155.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.50% White, 45.71% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 417 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,571, and the median income for a family was $35,789. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,473. About 22.4% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.7% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.


Darlington | Hartsville

Lamar | Society Hill

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