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Lamar is a city in Prowers County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, secretary of the interior and later a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
The latitude of Lamar is 38.087N. The longitude is -102.62W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,625 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,630.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lamar demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Prowers County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81052 ZIP code.
17% of Lamar residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lamar ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lamar was $13,900, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Lamar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lamar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.
Libraries in Lamar include Lamar Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lamar include Lamar Daily News
Prowers County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lamar political report.
The average commute time for Lamar workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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