Lamar, MS 38642 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38642: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lamar, MS 38642

Not Acceptable, USPS
Earlygrove, MS 38642
Slayden, MS 38642

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 38
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,032
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Marshall County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.988, Longitude -89.375
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38642 has segments in 2 Counties (Benton, Marshall).

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Lamar, MS 38642 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,520
Population in Households 2,520
Population in Familes 2,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 903
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 719 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $82,004
Average Home Value $110,501


Median Household Income $36,817
Average Household Income $49,931
Per Capita Income $17,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.4%
Households -0.3% -0.42%
Families -0.51% -0.53%
Median Household Income   -0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lamar, MS 38642 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38642 to the other 416 ZIP Codes in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 237 43rd
Population Density1 # 268 36th
Diversity Index2 # 59 86th
Median Household Income # 155 63rd
Per Capita Income # 252 40th

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