Lamont is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 15,731 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lamont is the 348th largest community in California.
When you are in Lamont, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 68.59% of Lamont’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lamont is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lamont who work in farm management occupations (40.27%), maintenance occupations (5.56%), and sales jobs (4.98%).
The population of Lamont has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 2.77% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lamont in 2018 was $13,492, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,968 for a family of four. However, Lamont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lamont is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lamont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lamont, accounting for 94.45% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lamont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lamont include Italian, French, Lebanese, Irish, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lamont's cultural character, accounting for 38.25% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lamont is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.