Lamar, SC Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Population: 1,015. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,003 (-1.2% change)
Males: 484 (47.7%), Females: 531 (52.3%)

Darlington County

Zip code: 29069

Median resident age: 40.7 years
Median household income: $28,571
Median house value: $63,000

Races in Lamar:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.5%)
  • Black (45.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (10.4%), English (5.0%), Irish (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), French (1.7%), Scottish (1.4%).

Elevation: 170 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lamar

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar town

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-4.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lamar:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lamar:

  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 24 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
  • SHAW AFB (about 32 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 53 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lamar:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:

  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 18 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 66 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 68 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 68 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 71 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)

Schools

Public high school in Lamar:

  • LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 216 DARLINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lamar:

  • LAMAR ELEMENTARY (Students: 410; Location: 214 DARLINGTON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 03)
  • SPAULDING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 204 EAST PEARL ST.; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • SPAULDING JR HIGH (Students: 210; Location: 400 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)

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