Lamont, California

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Lamont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Lamont is located 9 miles (14 km) south-southeast of downtown Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 404 feet (123 m).[1] The population was 13,296 at the 2000 census.



Lamont is located at 35°15′35″N 118°54′51″W / 35.25972°N 118.91417°W / 35.25972; -118.91417.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.


Lamont was founded in 1923.[2] The first post office opened in 1947.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,296 people, 3,114 households, and 2,690 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,888.0 people per square mile (1,116.0/km²). There were 3,277 housing units at an average density of 711.8/sq mi (275.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 44.50% White, 2.79% Black or African American, 1.53% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 46.12% from other races, and 3.93% from two or more races. 88.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,114 households out of which 58.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 9.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.27 and the average family size was 4.41.

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