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Encyclopedia > Lamar, Colorado

Lamar is a city in Prowers County, Colorado, United States. The population was 8,869 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Prowers CountyGR6. Lamar, situated in southeast Colorado, is east of Pueblo, on the Arkansas River. Prowers County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Prowers County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The City of Pueblo is a home rule municipality located in Pueblo County in southern Colorado. ... The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ...

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Geography

Lamar is located at 38°4′60″N, 102°37′15″W (38.083288, -102.620891)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.0 km² (4.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,869 people, 3,324 households, and 2,247 families residing in the city. The population density was 809.5/km² (2,095.8/mi²). There were 3,656 housing units at an average density of 333.7/km² (863.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.24% White, 0.38% African American, 1.48% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 18.81% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.54% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,324 households out of which 36.0% had children living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.18. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $28,660, and the median income for a family was $32,560. Males had a median income of $24,145 versus $20,133 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,900. About 14.4% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents

Marvin Ash was the professional pseudonym used by pianist Marvin Ashbaugh (October 4, 1914 - ??, 1974). ... Emporia is a city located in Lyon County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,760. ... Scott Elarton is a starting pitcher who currently plays for the Cleveland Indiansas their fifth starter. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ...

Education

Lamar is served by the Lamar School District and Lamar Community College.


Transportation

Other information Code LMR Traffic Passengers (2006) 1,738 0. ...

External links

  • City of Lamar (official website)
  • Maps and aerial photos for 38°04′60″N 102°37′15″W / 38.083288, -102.620891Coordinates: 38°04′60″N 102°37′15″W / 38.083288, -102.620891

 
 

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