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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lamont is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 67.42% of the Lamont workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lamont is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lamont who work in farm management occupations (42.65%), office and administrative support (7.25%), and sales jobs (7.00%).
The population of Lamont has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 2.01% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lamont in 2010 was $10,475, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $41,900 for a family of four. Lamont also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.87% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Lamont is a very 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 95.33% 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 German, English, Swedish, and Belgian.
In addition, Lamont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.40%).
The most common language spoken in Lamont is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.