About Lamont, California
Lamont is an unincorporated community located in Kern County, California. It is situated in the southern part of the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 10 miles southeast of Bakersfield. The community has a semi-arid climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. Agriculture is a significant industry in Lamont, with many residents working in farming and related fields. Lamont has a rich agricultural history, with crops such as grapes, citrus fruits, and almonds being grown in the surrounding farmland. It is home to several parks and recreational areas, including Lamont Park, which features a swimming pool, basketball courts, and picnic areas. The annual Lamont Street Festival showcases local talent, food vendors, and community organizations, attracting visitors from surrounding areas. The community celebrates various cultural events throughout the year, including Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day. Lamont is located near the Tehachapi Mountains, offering residents easy access to hiking, camping, and other outdoor recreational activities. The area surrounding Lamont is known for its oil production, with numerous oil fields and wells dotting the landscape. As of the 2024 census, Lamont has an estimated population of 14,269.