In Lamar County 25 percent of households are Asset Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed families, also known as ALICE. Statewide it is 28 percent. Moreover, 20 percent of homes in Lamar County are living in poverty. The median household income in Lamar is $40,283 compared to the state average of $56,565. Single female-headed families make up 62 percent living below the poverty level. In comparison, 38 percent of singe male-headed families are below the poverty level, and 26 percent are ALICE.