Lamar, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lamar, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar had a population of 7,503 as of July 1, 2015. Lamar ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lamar is located at latitude 38.0747 and longitude -102.6167 in Prowers County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lamar (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prowers County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,619 feet.

The City of Lamar has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lamar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Lamar, CO Boundary Map

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Lamar, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,503
Population in Households 7,220
Population in Familes 5,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 283
Population Density1 1,774
Diversity Index2 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,019
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,923
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,752 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,268 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 615 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $88,502
Average Home Value $108,390
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,001
Average Household Income $43,090
Per Capita Income $17,628
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.75% -0.69%
Households -0.52% -0.36%
Families -0.55% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Lamar, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamar to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 83rd
Population Density1 # 97 79th
Diversity Index2 # 48 90th
Median Household Income # 437 5th
Per Capita Income # 428 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.