Lamont is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 13,835, it is the 417th largest city in California and the 3171st largest city in the United States. Lamont is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -1.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,049 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Lamont has a population density of 3,014 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lamont is $51,490 with a poverty rate of 26.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $806 per month, and the median house value is $148,300. The median age in Lamont is 26.7 years, 26.9 years for males, and 26.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamontwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 91.30%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 11.78%.
13.77% of Lamont residents speak only English, while 86.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 86.13% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamont is Asian, with 81.99% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamont is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.91%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lamont
59.64% of Lamont residents were born in the United States, with 55.90% having been born in California. 34.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.