Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,317. The county seat is Barnesville. Other cities and municipalities include Aldora and Milner. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 185.79 square miles (481.2 km), of which 184.82 square miles (478.7 km) (or 99.48%) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.5 km) (or 0.52%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 15,912 people, 5,712 households, and 4,284 families residing in the county. There were 6,145 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.78% White, 30.39% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanicor Latino of any race.
There were 5,712 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,087, and the median income for a family was $43,481. Males had a median income of $29,453 versus $21,933 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,666. About 8.10% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
Lamar County is home to a number of successful businesses and industries, including, but not limited to; B&G Equipment, Bankston Truss, Enercon / Empower, Evans Timber Company, Inc. and Milner Mining.
Barnesville is home to Gordon State College that was founded in 1852 and has a current enrollment of approximately, 5,000 students
LAMAR COUNTY JUDICIARY – TOWALIGA JUDCIAL CIRCUIT
Lamar County is part of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit which is comprised of Lamar County, Butts County and Monroe County.
Judge Thomas H. Wilson. – Chief Judge
Judge William Thomas
If you have been injured by the negligence of others and will have to file suit in Lamar County, Georgia, you will be filing a civil action for damages against the defendant. These judges hear all serious civil personal injury cases in Lamar County, Georgia.WHAT TYPES OF CASES DOES BEN F. WINDHAM, P.C. HANDLE IN LAMAR COUNTY?
Ben F. Windham, P.C. Trial Attorneys have represented hundreds of citizens of Lamar County in pursuing lawsuits against negligent individuals and businesses whose careless actions have resulted in serious injuries. Visit windhamlaw.com to see the full list of types of cases we handle.
DOES IT HELP TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY THAT IS EXPERIENCED IN LAMAR COUNTY?
Yes. Just like a lawyer from New York would have a tough time in a small Georgia town it is can serve as a disadvantage to a plaintiff seeking justice in the Lamar County Courts with an attorney who is not familiar with Madison, Georgia and the rest of the Towaliga Circuit. Hire a hometown law firm with big city experience. Hire Ben F. Windham, P.C. if you or a loved one is injured in the Lamar County / Barnesville, Georgia area.