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Population in 2012: 7,836 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.6%
 

Males: 3,784  (48.3%)
Females: 4,052  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  34.1 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81052.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,775 (it was $28,660 in 2000)
Lamar:

$29,775
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,281

Lamar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,937 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Lamar:

$81,937
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $99,803; Detached houses: $106,907; Mobile homes: $16,464

Median gross rent in 2012: $520.

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  • White alone - 4,503 (57.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3,100 (39.7%)
  • Two or more races - 72 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 47 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lamar: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.4%), Irish (13.8%), English (8.4%), United States (3.2%), French (2.5%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/5/1886

Elevation: 3622 feet

Land area: 4.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,852 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lamar:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

987 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.5%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Lamar, Colorado as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lamar to the number of sex offenders is 356 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $638 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $363 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (109.5 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (129.4 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (491.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Wiley, CO (2.7 miles ), McClave, CO (3.7 miles) , Granada, CO (4.1 miles ), Hasty, CO (4.3 miles) , Hartman, CO (4.7 miles) , Purgatoire Valley, CO (4.7 miles) , Two Butte Creek, CO (4.9 miles) , Brandon, CO (5.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $300,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $300,700
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $300,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.08 N, Longitude: 102.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +247 (+3.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,630 (78.1%)

Area code: 719

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Crime rates in Lamar by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012
Murders 020000000
per 100,000 0.022.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 034041120
per 100,000 0.034.245.80.046.712.112.725.20.0
Robberies 215053432
per 100,000 22.011.457.30.058.336.250.637.824.9
Assaults 4261112202297
per 100,000 43.922.868.8127.2140.0241.3278.3113.487.1
Burglaries 686889676567584755
per 100,000 746.5776.11019.9774.7758.2808.5733.7591.9684.5
Thefts 249315334349283337224197227
per 100,000 2733.63595.13827.64035.13301.14066.62833.62481.12825.1
Auto thefts 21118101779610
per 100,000 22.0125.5206.3115.6198.384.5113.975.6124.5
Arson 022030200
per 100,000 0.022.822.90.035.00.025.30.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.4) 169.6274.4292.8237.5269.3279.7241.7190.6185.8

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Crime rate in Lamar detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Colorado average:

2.23

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Lamar, Colorado accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +495 (+5.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Lamar city center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 10/17/1971, a category F3 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/2/1998 at 15:47:16, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/1996 at 05:55:54, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from Lamar center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Prowers County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ken Curtis - Actor, Marvin Ash - Pianist, Scott Elarton - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cleveland Indians, born: Feb 23, 1976), Kenneth Kester - Politician, Sandy Vance - Baseball player, Wesley Tuttle - Country singer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Lamar:

  • LAMAR DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, 108 WEST LEE AVE)
  • PROWERS MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 401 KENDALL DRIVE)
  • LAMAR AREA HOSPICE ASSOCIATION (Hospital, 108 WEST OLIVE)
  • PROWERS MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 401 KENDALL DRIVE)
  • JUNIPER VILLAGE AT LAMAR (Nursing Home, 205 SOUTH 10TH ST)

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Airports and heliports located in Lamar:


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Amtrak station:

LAMAR (MAIN & BEECH STS.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Local government website: www.ci.lamar.co.us

College/University in Lamar:

  • Lamar Community College (Full-time enrollment: 513; Location: 2401 S Main St; Public; Website: www.lamarcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 108 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,083)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 111 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 127 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 131 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 133 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 139 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus (about 159 miles; Lone Tree, CO; FT enrollment: 2,603)

Public high school in Lamar:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lamar:

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Library in Lamar:

  • LAMAR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $293,868; Location: 102 EAST PARMENTER ST; 48,783 books; 2,743 audio materials; 3,187 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 7 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lamar: Willow Creek Park (A), Southeast Colorado Fairgrounds (B), Lamar Fire Department Station 2 / Prowers County Rural Fire Department (C), Lamar Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Big Timbers Museum (7515 USHighway 50), Colorado Welcome Center (109 East Beech Street Suite B).

Hotels: El Mar Budget Host Motel (1210 South Main Street), Golden Arrow Motel (611 East Olive Street), Country Acres RV & Motel (29151 USHighway 287), Best Western Cow Palace Inn (1301 North Main Street), Days Inn Lamar (1306 North Main Street), Passport Inn (113 North Main Street).

Courts: Colorado State Government - 15th Judicial District- Probation Office- Probation Ofc- Co (301 South Main Street), Colorado State Government - 15th Judicial District- County Court (301 South Main Street), Prowers County Government - Prowers Area Transit- District Court (301 South Main Street Suite 215).

 
Prowers County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.0. This is better than average.
City:

23.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lamar and their reported violations in the past:

GRANADA WA (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-29-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-29-2002)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lamar that have no violations reported:

  • LAMAR CITY OF (Population served: 8600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.4%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 40.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lamar, CO

People in group quarters in Lamar in 2010:

  • 167 people in college/university student housing
  • 43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Lamar in 2000:

  • 107 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 60 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 53 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Lamar compared to Colorado state average:

Lamar, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Lamar (2011 data):

  • The Girard National Bank: Valley State Bank Branch at 204 South Fourth St, branch established on 1920/05/01; Lamar Branch at 411 South Main, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/28: Bank assets: $512.7 mil, Deposits: $395.5 mil, headquarters in Girard, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Gn Bankshares, Inc.
  • Frontier Bank: Motor Bank Branch at 400 South Main Street, branch established on 1980/06/28; at 200 South Main, branch established on 1934/08/25. Info updated 2011/01/20: Bank assets: $209.0 mil, Deposits: $179.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Whitcorp Financial Company
  • Legacy Bank: Branch at 210 E Olive, branch established on 2009/12/11. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $252.4 mil, Deposits: $213.1 mil, headquarters in Wiley, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Community State Bank: at 717 North Main Street, branch established on 2008/07/15. Info updated 2011/07/26: Bank assets: $76.9 mil, Deposits: $68.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Community State Bankshares, Inc.
  • Colorado East Bank & Trust: at 100 West Pearl Street, branch established on 1905/04/22. Info updated 2011/11/01: Bank assets: $798.2 mil, Deposits: $704.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Coloeast Bankshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lamar, Colorado:

  • Super 8 Motel Lamar, 1202 N Main St, Lamar, CO 81052 , Phone: (719) 336-3427, Fax: (719) 336-3427
  • Economy Inn, 1201 N Main, Lamar, CO 81052 , Phone: (719) 336-7471
  • Lamar Days Inn, 1306 N Main, Lamar, CO 81052 , Phone: (719) 336-5340
  • Best Western Cow Palace Inn, 1301 N Main St, Lamar, CO 81052 , Phone: (719) 336-7753, Fax: (719) 336-9598
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1304 N Main St, Lamar, CO 81052 , Phone: (719) 931-4010, Fax: (719) 931-4011
  • Blue Spruce Motel, 1801 S Main St, Lamar, CO 81052 , Phone: (719) 336-7454, Fax: (719) 336-4729
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lamar, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lamar travel time to work - commute


Lamar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lamar city (based on Prowers County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.83%
Here55.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents43.4%11.6%9.6%7.6%3.1%
Congregations7.9%13.2%5.3%5.3%2.6%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.0%2.3%2.0%2.0%15.3%
Congregations13.2%2.6%5.3%7.9%36.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Prowers County:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Prowers County:

5.9%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.1%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
Colorado:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$48,710$36,5330$0
Other Government Administration 3$10,855$43,4200$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$68,085$43,0010$0
Police - Other 3$6,483$25,9320$0
Firefighters 7$23,942$41,0431$456
Fire - Other 1$2,305$27,6600$0
Streets and Highways 12$32,849$32,8490$0
Health 2$4,840$29,0401$394
Solid Waste Management 8$20,156$30,2342$1,335
Parks and Recreation 9$20,008$26,6777$2,694
Water Supply 11$31,049$33,8720$0
Electric Power 33$120,621$43,8620$0
Local Libraries 6$12,139$24,2784$2,024
Other and Unallocable 19$46,866$29,6001$177
Totals for Government 149$448,908$36,15416$7,080

Lamar government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,088,000 ($138.85)
    Electric Utilities: $630,000 ($80.40)
    Air Transportation: $204,000 ($26.03)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($7.02)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($3.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,736,000 ($859.62)
    Police Protection: $1,312,000 ($167.43)
    Water Utilities: $1,265,000 ($161.43)
    Regular Highways: $903,000 ($115.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $785,000 ($100.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $750,000 ($95.71)
    General - Other: $674,000 ($86.01)
    Central Staff Services: $572,000 ($73.00)
    Fire Protection: $489,000 ($62.40)
    Financial Administration: $429,000 ($54.75)
    General Public Buildings: $370,000 ($47.22)
    Libraries: $200,000 ($25.52)
    Sewerage: $138,000 ($17.61)
    Health Services - Other: $136,000 ($17.36)
    Air Transportation: $58,000 ($7.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000 ($4.21)
    Corrections - Other: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $477,000 ($60.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($12.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $69,000 ($8.81)
    Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($1.28)
    Welfare: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $56,000 ($7.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $719,000 ($91.76)
    Electric Utilities: $232,000 ($29.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $177,000 ($22.59)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($14.42)
    Air Transportation: $79,000 ($10.08)
    Financial Administration: $61,000 ($7.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($6.38)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($6.25)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($5.49)
    Central Staff: $26,000 ($3.32)
    General Public Building: $20,000 ($2.55)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,525,000 ($577.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($16.72)

Lamar government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $26,000 ($3.32)
  • Charges - All Other: $964,000 ($123.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $838,000 ($106.94)
    Sewerage: $354,000 ($45.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $220,000 ($28.08)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $62,000 ($7.91)
    Local Employee Contribution: $55,000 ($7.02)
    Interest Revenue: $-151,000 ($-19.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $265,000 ($33.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $776,000 ($99.03)
    All Other: $103,000 ($13.14)
    Highways: $60,000 ($7.66)
    Education: $27,000 ($3.45)
    Health & Hospitals: $23,000 ($2.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $493,000 ($62.91)
    General Revenue, NEC: $368,000 ($46.96)
    Rents: $63,000 ($8.04)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($0.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,613,000 ($971.54)
    Water Utilities: $1,216,000 ($155.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $420,000 ($53.60)
    Highways: $268,000 ($34.20)
    General Support: $33,000 ($4.21)
    Education: $9,000 ($1.15)
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,265,000 ($416.67)
    Property: $479,000 ($61.13)
    NEC: $362,000 ($46.20)
    Motor Vehicle License: $29,000 ($3.70)

Lamar government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,575,000 ($328.61)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,820,000 ($232.26)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,485,000 ($317.13)
    Other, NEC: $1,745,000 ($222.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($11.49)
    Other, NEC: $75,000 ($9.57)

Lamar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,000,000 ($127.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,898,000 ($1263.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $457,000 ($58.32)

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baca County, CO  0.33% ($24,643 average AGI)
from Bent County, CO  0.33% ($29,714)
from Pueblo County, CO  0.29% ($9,500)


8.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.30%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pueblo County, CO  0.67% ($23,828 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.46% ($24,450)
to Bent County, CO  0.42% ($27,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KSNZ (93.3 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K211EI (90.1 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K207BI (89.3 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KVAY (105.7 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING LLC)
  • K220GA (91.9 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • K214CO (90.7 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lamar:

  • K07DH (Channel 7; LAMAR, CO; Owner: THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO)
  • K42EA (Channel 42; LAMAR, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K03BA (Channel 3; LAMAR, CO; Owner: THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO)
  • K09DH (Channel 9; LAMAR, CO; Owner: THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lamar, Colorado:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 54
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Colorado average:
  • Fatal accident count: 147
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 66
  • Fatalities: 158
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Lamar fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $1,933,000
Total average daily traffic: 26,956
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,230
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 35,585

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lamar, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lamar)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lamar, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lamar)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lamar)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 70
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Lamar


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lamar, CO

Most common first names in Lamar, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6377.0 years
William5377.3 years
Mary5081.6 years
Robert4870.5 years
James4277.3 years
George4081.0 years
Dorothy3175.0 years
Charles3073.3 years
Roy2871.7 years
Clarence2578.7 years
Most common last names in Lamar, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4378.6 years
Miller2474.8 years
Johnson2376.1 years
Williams2174.6 years
Jones2177.2 years
Davis1880.4 years
Hall1880.8 years
Clark1781.6 years
Martinez1468.1 years
Wilson1480.1 years
Businesses in Lamar, CO
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Nike2
Curves1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Safeway1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Jones New York1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS5
Little Caesars Pizza1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Lamar, CO


Lamar on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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