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Time Zone: Lamar County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Purvis is the Seat for Lamar County.

Lamar County was founded in 1904. Lamar was created by taking area from Marion and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lamar had a population of 49,980 people. This is an increase of 27.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 39,070 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lamar represented 1.37% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201055,658+42.46%+11.36% since 2009
200949,980+27.92%+2.1% since 2008
200848,950+25.29%+2.94% since 2007
200039,070The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lumberton   2,7482,22823.34% increase  
Purvis   2,6972,16424.63% increase  
Sumrall   1,4251,00541.79% increase  

Websites for Lamar County

Official Website:   www.lamarcounty.com/

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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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