Lamar County, Mississippi

Lamar County: County in Mississippi, United States


Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,658 and a population density of 43 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 64,165 inhabitants. Its county seat is Purvis. The county was created 119 years ago in 1904.

Quick Facts about Lamar County

Population : 64,165 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
Different from : Lamar County, Lamar County, Lamar County
Area : 1296 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.7%
Land as percent of area : 99.3%
Named for : Lucius Q. C. Lamar
Capital : Purvis
Establishment : February 02, 1904
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:06:52 (5th June 2023)
Density : 50 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 13.26% (2010-2020)
Lamar County locator map
Location of Lamar County on Mississippi map.
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CurrentLamarCountyCourthouse image


Lamar County is located at 31°12'21"N 89°30'31"W (31.2058700, -89.5086900). It has 5 neighbors: Covington County, Forrest County, Jefferson Davis County, Marion County and Pearl River County.

Lamar County map

The largest city of Lamar County is Purvis with a population of 2,398. Other cities include, Lumberton population 2,242 and Sumrall population 1,926. See all Lamar County cities & populated places.

Lamar County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lamar County.

City Name Population Title
West Hattiesburg 5,909 Census designated place
Purvis 2,398 Small city in Mississippi, U.
Lumberton 2,242 City in Mississippi, United States
Sumrall 1,926 City in Lamar County, Mississippi, United States of America

Lamar County has 5 neighbours.

  • Purvis


The population of Lamar County increased by 13.26% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 55,658 - census
2011 57,375 2.99% estimation process
2012 58,143 1.32% estimation process
2013 59,170 1.74% estimation process
2014 60,153 1.63% estimation process
2015 60,966 1.33% estimation process
2016 61,364 0.65% estimation process
2017 61,536 0.28% estimation process
2018 62,637 1.76% estimation process
2019 63,343 1.11% estimation process
2020 64,165 1.28% estimation process

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People born in Lamar County (1)

American politician Harvey Fillingane was born in Lamar County

Other places with the same name (4)

Mississippi Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Hinds County 227,966 County in Mississippi, United States
Harrison County 208,801 County in Mississippi, United States
De Soto County 173,323 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson 157,821 Capital and largest city of Mississippi
Rankin County 155,975 County in Mississippi, United States
Jackson County 143,802 County in Mississippi, United States
Madison County 106,871 County in Mississippi, United States
Lee County 85,466 County in Mississippi, United States
Forrest County 75,009 County in Mississippi, United States
Lauderdale County 73,751 County in Mississippi, United States
Gulfport 71,438 City in Mississippi
West Gulfport 71,329 City in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States of America
Jones County 67,993 County in South Dakota, United States
Auburn 60,258 City in Lee County, Alabama, USA
Lowndes County 58,309 County in Mississippi, United States
Southaven 56,644 City in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States