Lamar, CO
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Lamar is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,555 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lamar is the 58th largest community in Colorado.

Lamar is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lamar is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lamar who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), sales jobs (11.95%), and food service (10.25%).

One of the benefits of Lamar is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.94 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Lamar is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The rate of college-level education in Lamar is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.87% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lamar in 2010 was $19,657, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,628 for a family of four. However, Lamar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lamar is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lamar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lamar residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lamar also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lamar include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Lamar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

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