Lamar, Colorado Population 2020

7,758

Lamar is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 7,758, it is the 61st largest city in Colorado and the 3697th largest city in the United States. Lamar is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually but its population has decreased by -0.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,804 in 2010. Lamar reached it's highest population of 8,869 in 2000. Spanning over 5 miles, Lamar has a population density of 1,472 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lamar is $46,450 with a poverty rate of 22.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $704 per month, and the median house value is $87,500. The median age in Lamar is 35.8 years, 33.6 years for males, and 38.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.8 males.

Lamar Demographics

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

  • White: 93.45%
  • Native American: 1.84%
  • Two or more races: 1.83%
  • Black or African American: 1.72%
  • Other race: 1.06%
  • Asian: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lamar, Colorado is 7,758, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,656.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,804.

Lamar, Colorado Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,10893.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native1401.84%
Two or More Races1391.83%
Black or African American1311.72%
Some Other Race811.06%
Asian70.09%

Lamar Population Pyramid 2020

Lamar Median Age

35.8


Total

33.6


Male

38.3


Female

Lamar Adults

There are 5,651 adults, (1,299 of whom are seniors) in Lamar.

Lamar Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female

3,806

50.04%

Male

3,800

49.96%

Lamar Households and Families

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lamar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All58%42%
Male47%53%
Non Family45.1%54.9%
Female31.2%68.8%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1892.2858
Non Family1,2571.1845.1
Married1,2203.1583.7
Female4612.8531.2
Male2512.547

2.93

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

10.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lamar Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4038.34%
9th to 12th Grade4559.41%
High School Graduate1,21125.05%
Some College1,35728.07%
Associates Degree57311.85%
Bachelors Degree53611.09%
Graduate Degree2996.19%

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,0712,759603
Hispanic1,538992140
Black10210277
Native American8749
Multiple Races868615
Other Race8152
Asian33

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 75.49%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,521$30,748$24,741
Less Than High School$26,820$28,773$20,139
High School Grad$23,731$27,837$21,071
Some College$26,417$27,077$25,505
Bachelors Degree$37,163$57,813$35,144
Graduate Degree$43,229$44,896$41,389

$28,521

Average Earnings

$30,748

Average Male

$24,741

Average Female

Lamar Language

Lamar Language by Age

Lamar Language

79.38% of Lamar residents speak only English, while 20.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.61% of the population.

Lamar Poverty

Lamar Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,85087230.60%
White4,21062314.80%
Multiple1358663.70%
Black887787.50%
Other812733.33%
Native1401410.00%

22.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.60%

Male Poverty Rate

28.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Black, with 87.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Native, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.29%
High School25.97%
Some College17.02%
Bachelors or Greater15.62%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.65%
Female Employed10.87%
Male Employed6.38%
Female Unemployed4.65%

Lamar Income

Lamar Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,554$46,450
Families$41,971$54,432
Married Families$58,261-
Non Families$21,691$33,199

Lamar Marital Status

Lamar Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Lamar Marital Status by Race

Lamar Veterans

367

Number of Veterans

364

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam151
First Gulf War79
Korea55
Second Gulf War55
World War II37
Name Veterans % of Total
White3516.72%
Hispanic834.43%
2 or More1310.57%
Black32.29%

$Lamar Veterans by Education

12.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Employment Status

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.71%

Born in Colorado

90.35%

Native Born

9.65%

Foreign Born

6.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.35% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 61.71% having been born in Colorado. 6.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,758510.66%
20197,707510.67%
20187,656540.71%
20177,602510.68%
20167,551-7-0.09%
20157,558-78-1.02%
20147,636-167-2.14%
20137,803-72-0.91%
20127,875-54-0.68%
20117,929-30-0.38%
20107,959-910-1.08%
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%