Lamar, Colorado Population 2024

7,415

Lamar is a city located in Prowers County Colorado. Lamar has a 2024 population of 7,415. It is also the county seat of Prowers County.Lamar is currently declining at a rate of -1.17% annually and its population has decreased by -3.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,697 in 2020.

The average household income in Lamar is $79,530 with a poverty rate of 21.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lamar is 31.9 years, 30.5 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

Lamar Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamar was:

  • White: 74.74%
  • Two or more races: 10.66%
  • Other race: 9.14%
  • Native American: 2.54%
  • Black or African American: 2.07%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,406.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.66% (-282)
The current population of Lamar, Colorado is 7,415 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,697.

Lamar, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,73074.74%
Two or more races81710.66%
Other race7019.14%
Native American1952.54%
Black or African American1592.07%
Asian650.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lamar Population by Race

Lamar Population Pyramid 2024

Lamar Median Age

31.9

Total

30.5

Male

35.4

Female

Lamar Adults

There are 5,588 adults, (1,068 of whom are seniors) in Lamar.

Lamar Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female3,67947.98%
Male3,98852.02%

Lamar Population by Age

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8062.626931
Married1,4153.2986.613.4
Non Family9051.1458.741.3
Female3643.736.863.2
Male1222.5836.963.1
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3.21

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lamar Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lamar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.91%.

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,875

Average Earnings

$37,059

Average Male

$36,528

Average Female

Lamar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lamar Language

82.79% of Lamar residents speak only English, while 17.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.83% of the population.

Lamar Language

Lamar Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,17183026.17%
White3,86066217.15%
Multiple80139949.81%
Other68019128.09%
Black1286046.88%
Native1952713.85%
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21.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.92%

Male Poverty Rate

23.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Multiple, with 49.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Native, with 13.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.11%.

Lamar Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.23%
High School25.49%
Some College16.76%
Bachelors or Greater12.43%
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Lamar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.74%
Male Unemployed34.78%
Female Employed10.57%
Male Employed8.08%
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Lamar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lamar Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lamar Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lamar Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lamar Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

552

Number of Veterans

507

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

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Lamar Veterans by War

count

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Lamar Veterans by Age

count

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Lamar Veterans by Race

Lamar Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.41%

Born in Lamar

91.61%

Native Born

8.39%

Foreign Born

2.79%

Non Citizen

5.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.61% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 65.41% having been born in Colorado. 2.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lamar Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,975-88-1.25%
20287,063-88-1.23%
20277,151-88-1.22%
20267,239-88-1.2%
20257,327-88-1.19%
20247,415-88-1.17%
20237,503-88-1.16%
20227,591-88-1.15%
20217,679-18-0.23%
20207,697590.77%
20197,638390.51%
20187,599190.25%
20177,580290.38%
20167,551
20157,551-79-1.04%
20147,630-160-2.05%
20137,790-68-0.87%
20127,858-52-0.66%
20117,910-30-0.38%
20107,940-929-10.47%
20008,8695266.3%
19908,3436308.17%
19807,713-84-1.08%
19707,7974285.81%
19607,3695407.91%
19506,8292,38453.63%
19404,4452125.01%
19304,2331,72168.51%
19202,512-465-15.62%
19102,977
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Lamar Population by Year