Lamar, Colorado Population 2021

7,769
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Lamar is a city located in Prowers County Colorado. It is also the county seat of Prowers County. With a 2020 population of 7,769, it is the 62nd largest city in Colorado and the 3706th largest city in the United States . Lamar is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually but its population has decreased by -0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,804 in 2010. Lamar reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Lamar has a population density of 1,474 people per square mile.

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.

Lamar Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamarwas:

  • White: 92.58%
  • Native American: 2.34%
  • Two or more races: 2.30%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Other race: 1.10%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lamar, Colorado is 7,769 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,655.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,804.

Lamar, Colorado Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,00392.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1772.34%
Two or More Races1742.30%
Black or African American931.23%
Some Other Race831.10%
Asian340.45%
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Lamar Population by Race

Lamar Population Pyramid $2021

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Lamar Median Age

37.1


Total

32.3


Male

38.8


Female

Lamar Adults

There are 5,583 adults, (1,245 of whom are seniors) in Lamar.

Lamar Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female

3,701

48.93%

Male

3,863

51.07%

Lamar Population by Age

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lamar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female30.2%69.8%
Male43%57%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
All59.9%40.1%
Married82.2%17.8%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamar Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0642.3659.9
Married1,2533.482.2
Non Family1,1901.1249.6
Female4072.9230.2
Male2142.2143

3.11

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Lamar Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4228.95%
9th to 12th Grade53311.31%
High School Graduate1,20125.48%
Some College1,29327.43%
Associates Degree4218.93%
Bachelors Degree4679.91%
Graduate Degree3778.00%
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Lamar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,9622,659648
Hispanic1,555921143
Native American11147
Other Race8361
Black727240
2+ Races707013
Asian1212

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%.

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,623$34,677$31,319
Less Than 9th Grade$27,571$29,233$
High School Graduate$26,023$32,542$23,286
Some College$30,542$26,812$31,600
Bachelors Degree$43,935$61,144$36,541
Graduate Degree$60,284$83,456$42,750

$32,623

Average Earnings

$34,677

Average Male

$31,319

Average Female

Lamar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar Language by Age

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Lamar Language

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.

Lamar Language

Lamar Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,01963615.82%
Hispanic3,01863320.97%
Multiple1695532.54%
Other834250.60%
Black4040100.00%
Native1772212.43%

18.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.94%

Male Poverty Rate

22.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar

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 Native, with 12.43% 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%.

Lamar Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.77%
High School22.90%
Some College15.88%
Bachelors or Greater11.93%

Lamar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed60.00%
Female Unemployed19.23%
Female Employed11.42%
Male Employed3.32%

Lamar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,826$53,114
Families$46,270$61,961
Married Families$68,340-
Non Families$25,833$38,360
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Income by Household Type

Lamar Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar Married by Age and Sex

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Lamar Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lamar Marital Status by Race

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Lamar Marital Status

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375

Number of Veterans

371

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War134
Vietnam108
Korea46
Second Gulf War38
World War II35

Lamar Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54128
65 to 7477
75+75
55 to 6462
18 to 3433

Lamar Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3446.66%
Hispanic1296.53%
2+ Races2219.47%
Black99.68%

Lamar Veterans by Race

Lamar Veterans by Education

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14.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar Employment by Age

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Lamar Employment by Race

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Lamar Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.03%

Born in Lamar

90.32%

Native Born

9.68%

Foreign Born

6.04%

Non Citizen

3.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Lamar Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,769570.74%
20207,712570.74%
20197,655570.75%
20187,598450.60%
20177,553320.43%
20167,521-10-0.13%
20157,531-85-1.12%
20147,616-167-2.15%
20137,783-70-0.89%
20127,853-57-0.72%
20117,910-27-0.34%
20107,937-932-1.10%
20008,8695260.61%
19908,3436300.79%
19807,713-84-0.11%
19707,7974280.57%
19607,3695400.76%
19506,8292,3844.39%
19404,4452120.49%
19304,2331,7215.36%
19202,512-465-1.68%
19102,9770.00%

Lamar Population by Year