Lamont, Iowa

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Lamont is a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States. The population was 503 at the 2000 census.



Lamont is located at 42°36′0″N 91°38′28″W / 42.6°N 91.64111°W / 42.6; -91.64111 (42.600022, -91.641186)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 503 people, 213 households, and 141 families residing in the city. The population density was 837.2 people per square mile (323.7/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 377.8/sq mi (146.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 213 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $27,639 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,201. About 9.3% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

2008 storm

While Parkersburg suffered a force-five tornado, Lamont suffered a stalled thunderstorm system that dropped seven inches of rain in one hour, and effectively flooded all but two basements of the city, and five first floors. Most homeowners lacked flood insurance and have discovered that their homeowners insurance does not cover this damage.

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