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
Founded1904
Named forLucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
SeatPurvis
Largest cityWest Hattiesburg
Area
 • Total500 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Land497 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (9 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
60,914[1]
 • Density112/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.lamarcountyms.gov/11/index.php

Lamar County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 55,658 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Purvis.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.