Lamar is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 1,658 people and just one neighborhood, Lamar is the 158th largest community in Arkansas.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Lamar, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.65% of Lamar’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lamar is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lamar who work in office and administrative support (11.35%), sales jobs (8.44%) and food service (5.98%).
Also of interest is that Lamar has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lamar has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lamar a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Lamar is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.86 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Lamar does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.