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Lamont, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lamont had a population of 504 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lamont is located at latitude 42.5986 and longitude -91.6404 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lamont (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Lamont (GNIS ID: 2395621) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lamont is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lamont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lamont, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 504
Daytime Population: Workers 95
Daytime Population: Residents 229
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 504
Population in Familes 418
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 864
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $52,596
Average Household Income $70,719
Per Capita Income $28,668


Total Housing Units 232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $156,101


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.24% 0.86%
Households 1.24% 0.93%
Families 2.23% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Lamont, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamont to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 464 54th
Population Density # 388 62nd
Diversity Index # 336 67th
Median Household Income # 578 43rd
Per Capita Income # 391 61st

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