Lamar is a city located in Prowers County Colorado. Lamar has a 2020 population of 7,826. It is also the county seat of Prowers County. Lamar is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually but its population has decreased by -1.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,937 in 2010.
The average household income in Lamar is $53,114 with a poverty rate of 18.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $732 per month, and the median house value is $99,400. The median age in Lamar is 37.1 years, 32.3 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamarwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 55.56%.
78.99% of Lamar residents speak only English, while 21.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.90% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.02%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lamar
90.32% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 62.03% having been born in Colorado. 6.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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