Lamar, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 7,601 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 3,771  (49.6%)
Females: 3,830  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81052.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,965 (it was $28,660 in 2000)
Lamar:

$41,965
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,007 (it was $13,900 in 2000)

Lamar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,613 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Lamar:

$143,613
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,132; detached houses: $142,377; mobile homes: $17,581

Median gross rent in 2017: $773.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lamar: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.1%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 29.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lamar, CO (2010)
    • 4,50357.7%White alone
    • 3,10039.7%Hispanic
    • 720.9%Two or more races
    • 470.6%Black alone
    • 430.6%American Indian alone
    • 280.4%Asian alone
    • 100.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lamar detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Lamar, Colorado as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lamar is 264 to 1.


Crime rates in Lamar by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2011

2012

2013

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(46.7)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.7)
2
(25.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(58.3)
3
(36.2)
4
(50.6)
3
(37.8)
2
(24.9)
2
(25.6)
1
(13.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(127.2)
12
(140.0)
20
(241.3)
22
(278.3)
9
(113.4)
7
(87.1)
9
(115.4)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(774.7)
65
(758.2)
67
(808.5)
58
(733.7)
47
(591.9)
55
(684.5)
60
(769.1)
15
(200.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
349
(4,035)
283
(3,301)
337
(4,067)
224
(2,834)
197
(2,481)
227
(2,825)
203
(2,602)
55
(736.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(115.6)
17
(198.3)
7
(84.5)
9
(113.9)
6
(75.6)
10
(124.5)
5
(64.1)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)250.3283.8294.8254.8200.9195.8250.247.5

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City-data.com crime index in Lamar, CO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 29 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: Irish (10.3%), German (9.7%), American (7.7%), English (3.3%), French (1.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/5/1886

Elevation: 3622 feet

Land area: 4.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,796 people per square mile   (low).

Lamar, Colorado map

635 residents are foreign born (6.8% Latin America).

This city:

7.9%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $695 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $303 (0.4%)

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)

Latitude: 38.08 N, Longitude: 102.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +165 (+2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,815 (78.2%)

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Lamar, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lamar, CO in 2017
Lamar satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Lamar, CO
Historical housing units in Lamar, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +495 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in Lamar, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.3%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.9%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Lamar, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Lamar, Colorado

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Tornado activity:

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is near Colorado state average. It is 26% smaller 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 below Colorado state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from Lamar center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from Lamar center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.3 miles away from Lamar center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 152.5 miles away from Lamar center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 336.3 miles away from Lamar center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from Lamar center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Prowers County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lamar topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lamar:

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

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.

College/University in Lamar:

  • Lamar Community College (Full-time enrollment: 724; 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: 5,993)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 111 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 127 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 131 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 131 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 133 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 133 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Public high school in Lamar:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lamar:

See full list of schools located in Lamar

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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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 US Highway 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).

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.

Prowers County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Lamar:

Marital status in Lamar, CO
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Lamar:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lamar
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lamar, CO (based on Prowers County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6173
Evangelical Protestant1,83523
Mainline Protestant1,0419
Other4454
None5,613-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Prowers 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.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.9%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.1%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.4%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Lamar:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.1%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lamar:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.2%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Lamar:

78.5%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lamar, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 35$133,827$45,8840$0
Other and Unallocable 20$46,151$27,6910$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$72,668$43,6010$0
Other Government Administration 18$72,429$48,28613$2,406
Streets and Highways 11$28,355$30,9331$1,694
Water Supply 11$32,054$34,9680$0
Parks and Recreation 8$22,913$34,3704$1,898
Solid Waste Management 7$18,279$31,3351$1,220
Financial Administration 7$19,304$33,0932$1,787
Firefighters 7$23,592$40,44323$2,655
Local Libraries 5$10,618$25,4837$3,709
Health 2$5,391$32,3460$0
Police - Other 2$3,917$23,5020$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,614$55,3680$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,721$32,6521$1,721
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 155$496,833$38,46452$17,090

Lamar government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $784,000 ($103.14)
    Water Utilities: $671,000 ($88.28)
    Air Transportation: $346,000 ($45.52)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($0.66)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $21,921,000 ($2883.96)
    General - Other: $2,824,000 ($371.53)
    Police Protection: $1,633,000 ($214.84)
    Water Utilities: $1,346,000 ($177.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $947,000 ($124.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $913,000 ($120.12)
    Regular Highways: $879,000 ($115.64)
    Central Staff Services: $728,000 ($95.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $652,000 ($85.78)
    General Public Buildings: $589,000 ($77.49)
    Financial Administration: $346,000 ($45.52)
    Libraries: $314,000 ($41.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $216,000 ($28.42)
    Sewerage: $113,000 ($14.87)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($10.39)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $65,000 ($8.55)
    Air Transportation: $61,000 ($8.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000 ($3.16)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $188,000 ($24.73)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $527,000 ($69.33)
    Benefit Payments: $367,000 ($48.28)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $304,000 ($39.99)
    Withdrawals: $41,000 ($5.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $115,000 ($15.13)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $57,000 ($7.50)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $30,000 ($3.95)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $3,000 ($0.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $411,000 ($54.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($14.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($8.68)
    Water Utilities: $59,000 ($7.76)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($4.60)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($4.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($3.29)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.66)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.53)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,161,000 ($942.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $86,000 ($11.31)

Lamar government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,211,000 ($159.32)
    Sewerage: $475,000 ($62.49)
    Other: $268,000 ($35.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $207,000 ($27.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $58,000 ($7.63)
    Air Transportation: $31,000 ($4.08)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $277,000 ($36.44)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $22,000 ($2.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $9,879,000 ($1299.70)
    Other: $257,000 ($33.81)
    Highways: $65,000 ($8.55)
    Health and Hospitals: $24,000 ($3.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,948,000 ($387.84)
    Interest Earnings: $123,000 ($16.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000 ($11.05)
    Rents: $44,000 ($5.79)
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000 ($5.53)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($1.58)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,324,000 ($1884.49)
    Water Utilities: $1,979,000 ($260.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $537,000 ($70.65)
    Highways: $262,000 ($34.47)
    General Local Government Support: $30,000 ($3.95)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,572,000 ($469.94)
    Property: $509,000 ($66.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $208,000 ($27.36)
    Other License: $95,000 ($12.50)
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000 ($3.55)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.66)

Lamar government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,374,000 ($2022.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,353,000 ($1888.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,021,000 ($134.32)

Lamar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,201,000 ($158.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $500,000 ($65.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,935,000 ($1307.06)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,696,000 ($223.13)

6.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($28,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.
Businesses in Lamar, CO
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1Nike2
Curves1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Safeway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS5
Kroger2Vons1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

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)
Lamar fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lamar fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 75.3mTotal length
  • $1,441,000Total costs
  • 66,913Total average daily traffic
  • 9,205Total average daily truck traffic
  • 88,729Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lamar, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lamar, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lamar)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lamar, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 54 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lamar)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lamar)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 68. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 128 took place in 2005, and the least - 24 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Lamar, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.4%), and Structure Fires (36.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lamar, CO
    • 51744.4%Outside Fires
    • 42936.9%Structure Fires
    • 16614.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 524.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lamar, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lamar, Colorado:

  • Best Western Cow Palace Inn, 1301 N Main St, Lamar, Colorado 81052 , Phone: (719) 336-7753, Fax: (719) 336-9598
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1304 N Main St, Lamar, Colorado 81052 , Phone: (719) 931-4010, Fax: (719) 931-4011
  • Blue Spruce Motel, 1801 S Main St, Lamar, Colorado 81052 , Phone: (719) 336-7454, Fax: (719) 336-4729
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lamar, Colorado
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lamar, CO
  • 93.4%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lamar, CO
  • 66.6%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Electricity
  • 3.6%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lamar compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Lamar on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Syria (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There are 28 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.