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Time Zone: Lamar County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Barnesville is the Seat for Lamar County.

Lamar County was founded in 1920. Lamar was created by taking area from Monroe and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lamar had a population of 17,550 people. This is an increase of 10.29% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,912 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lamar represented 0.19% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 96th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201018,317+15.11%+4.37% since 2009
200917,550+10.29%+1.08% since 2008
200817,363+9.12%+2.56% since 2007
200716,930+6.4% 
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200015,912The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lamar County Census Page for Lamar County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lamar County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lamar County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Barnesville   6,3285,9725.96% increase  
Milner   67552229.31% increase  
Aldora   90988.16% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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