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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.


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Median household income
Local
$28,660
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lamar demographic reports
Lamar is on the Arkansas River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Best-A-Bull Festival - Sept. 1-2, 2007
  • High Plains Snow Goose Festival - Feb. 22-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lamar web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Lamar Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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11% of Lamar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lamar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.


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Libraries in Lamar include Lamar Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lamar include Lamar Daily News

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Prowers County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lamar political report.

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The average commute time for Lamar workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lamar include Best Western Cow Palace Inn, Blue Spruce Motel, Days Inn Lamar, El Mar Motel, Passport Inn Lamar, Super 8, Travelodge Lamar.

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