Lamar is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 7,656 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lamar is the 66th largest community in Colorado.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lamar spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Lamar citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.19% of adults 25 and older in Lamar have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lamar in 2018 was $23,018, which is low income relative to Colorado, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,072 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 40.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lamar include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Lamar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.