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Lamar, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Prowers County at latitude 38.0747 and longitude -102.6167. Prowers County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,619 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lamar, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lamar, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lamar indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Lamar, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,497
Population in Households 7,211
Population in Familes 5,793
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density1 1,773
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 3,007
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,911
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,750 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,257 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 641 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $88,421
Average Home Value $110,714


Median Household Income $32,129
Average Household Income $38,610
Per Capita Income $15,781
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.94% -0.82%
Households -0.73% -0.5%
Families -0.83% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 92 80th
Diversity Index2 # 53 89th
Median Household Income # 435 5th
Per Capita Income # 436 5th

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