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Living In Lamar, MO

Lamar is a small town in Missouri with a population of approximately 5,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Home ownership is more common than renting in Lamar, and 36% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $635/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Missouri. Over the course of a year, renters in Lamar will save around $2,600 compared to the state average.

There are three primary industries in Lamar: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 19% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Lamar workers take home an average annual income of around $53,000, less than those elsewhere in Missouri. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Lamar has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (27%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.

Averaging about 23 minutes, the commute time for Lamar residents is faster than the Missouri average of about 24 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive to work, while public transit isn't used. Few residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.

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