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Lamar County, Mississippi

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Lamar County
Lamar County Courthouse in Purvis
Lamar County Courthouse in Purvis
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lamar County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°13′N 89°31′W / 31.21°N 89.51°W / 31.21; -89.51
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forLucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
Largest cityWest Hattiesburg
 • Total500 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Land497 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (9 km2)  0.7%
 • Total64,222
 • Density130/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

Lamar County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 64,222 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Purvis.[2]


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  1. "QuickFacts: Lamar County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.