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
  • 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: 37
  • PO Box Addresses: 32
  • Residential Addresses: 1,051
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,051

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 38642 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 38642 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Mississippi Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Lamar, MS 38642 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lamar, MS 38642 Housing Affordability Index is 233
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Lamar, MS 38642 Wealth Index is 48
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,385
Population in Households 2,385
Population in Familes 2,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 26
Diversity Index1 54
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,812
Average Household Income $54,741
Per Capita Income $19,670
Wealth Index3 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 723 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $99,870
Housing Affordability Index2 233
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 857
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 620
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.19% -0.47%
Households -0.09% -0.42%
Families -0.33% -0.55%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Lamar, MS 38642 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38642 to the other 412 ZIP Codes in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 243 41st
Population Density # 259 37th
Diversity Index # 63 85th
Median Household Income # 114 73rd
Per Capita Income # 233 44th

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