Lamar, MS 38642 ZIP Code Profile

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Slayden, MS

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
  • 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).

  • Businesses Addresses: 39
  • PO Box Addresses: 36
  • Residential Addresses: 1,044
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,044

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Lamar, MS 38642 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,785
Population in Households 2,785
Population in Familes 2,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $42,367
Average Household Income $57,638
Per Capita Income $20,965


Total Housing Units 1,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $92,326
Average Home Value $120,799


Total Households 1,013
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 739
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.34%
Households -0.11% -0.3%
Families -0.29% -0.41%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Lamar, MS 38642 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38642 to the other 408 ZIP Codes in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 226 45th
Population Density # 230 44th
Diversity Index # 67 84th
Median Household Income # 100 76th
Per Capita Income # 160 61st

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