Lamont, Johann von, 1805-79, Scottish-German astronomer and magnetician, b. Scotland. In 1817 he went to Ratisbon to study at the seminary. He remained in Germany to work in the new observatory at Bogenhausen. Lamont became its director in 1835 and professor of astronomy at the Univ. of Munich in 1852. His most important work was in the field of terrestrial magnetism; he made (1849-58) magnetic surveys in Bavaria, France, Spain, N Germany, and Denmark. In 1850 he announced the theory of the magnetic decennial period and in 1862 the discovery of earth currents. In astronomy he cataloged 34,674 stars, measured nebulae and clusters, and made studies of Uranus. Lamont is the author of Handbuch des erdmagnetismus (1849).
Lamont, Thomas William, 1870-1948, American banker, b. Claverack, N.Y., grad. Harvard, 1892. Lamont entered (1903) the banking business in New York City and by 1911 was a partner of J. P. Morgan & Company. In the 1920s and the 1930s, Lamont was sent on special missions to several countries—e.g., China, Japan, Mexico, and Egypt—to help transact loans and to advise on financial matters. He served on the U.S. commission to the Paris Peace Conference and was (1933) a U.S. delegate to the World Economic Conference. After the reorganization (1940) of J. P. Morgan & Company, Lamont became (1943) chairman of the board of directors. His many philanthropies included gifts of $2 million to Harvard and $500,000 for the restoration of the Canterbury Cathedral after World War II. He recounted the story of his youth in My Boyhood in a Parsonage (1946).

Lamont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. The population was 13,296 at the 2000 census. Lamont is known to be a dangerous place because of its gang related activity and gangs. Some of its notable gangs are BHC, VCL, and LFS


Lamont is located at (35.261102, -118.913320).

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.


As of the census 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.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.6% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,578, and the median income for a family was $25,518. Males had a median income of $17,367 versus $14,527 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,915. About 29.7% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.5% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over.


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