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Lamar, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Lamar had a population of 7,483 as of July 1, 2017. Lamar ranks in the upper quartile for 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 (GNIS ID: 2411617) 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lamar is located within Lamar Division of Prowers County.

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, 2017.

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Lamar, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,483
Daytime Population: Workers 3,886
Daytime Population: Residents 3,773
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,659
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 7,200
Population in Familes 5,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 283
Population Density2 1,488
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $30,679
Average Household Income $43,914
Per Capita Income $17,961


Total Housing Units 3,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,743 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,219 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 672 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $83,162
Average Home Value $107,903


Total Households 2,962
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,890
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.6% -0.94%
Households -0.65% -0.97%
Families -0.66% -1.0%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2017 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 # 84 82nd
Population Density # 118 74th
Diversity Index # 51 89th
Median Household Income # 440 4th
Per Capita Income # 434 5th

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