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Lamar is a city and county seat of Barton County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,532. Lamar is well known as the birthplace of President Harry S. Truman.GeographyLamar is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.43sqmi, of which, 5.12sqmi is land and 0.31sqmi is water.HistoryLamar was laid out in 1856. It was named for Mirabeau B. Lamar, second President of the Republic of Texas.It suffered multiple attacks by rebels during the American Civil War.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 4,532 people, 1,866 households, and 1,202 families residing in the city. The population density was 885.2PD/sqmi. There were 2,099 housing units at an average density of 410.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
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