Lamar, Texas

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Population in 2010: 636.
Males: 300  (47.3%)
Females: 336  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  68.8 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,357
Lamar:

$46,357
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,363

Lamar CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $174,855
Lamar:

$174,855
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $233,330; Detached houses: $232,692

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,332.

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  • Races in Lamar, TX (2010)

    Lamar races chart
    • 54685.8%White alone
    • 7011.0%Hispanic
    • 101.6%Asian alone
    • 50.8%Two or more races
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Other race alone

Races in Lamar detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lamar: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.3%), American (11.9%), English (8.0%), Polish (5.8%), French (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Lamar:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%

For population 15 years and over in Lamar CDP:

  • Never married: 3.0%
  • Now married: 83.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 2.4%

33 residents are foreign born

This place:

3.5%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,412 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,487 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (36.6 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (128.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Holiday Beach, TX (1.4 miles ), Fulton, TX (2.3 miles ), Rockport, TX (2.8 miles ), Bayside, TX (3.6 miles ), Austwell-Tivoli, TX (3.8 miles ), Country Acres, TX (4.2 miles) , Falman, TX (4.2 miles) , Falman-County Acres, TX (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 28.14 N, Longitude: 97.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 361

Lamar household income distribution Lamar home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (71%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (63%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (71%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (43%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Community and social service occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Lamar: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Lamar place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/8/1963, a category F3 tornado 25.4 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 411.5 miles away from Lamar center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 434.0 miles away from Lamar center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aransas County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lamar:

  • GULF POINTE PLAZA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ROCKPORT, TX)
  • HARBOR HOSPICE OF GULF COAST LP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ROCKPORT, TX)
  • AIM HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ROCKPORT, TX)
  • ABILITY HOUSE ROCKPORT (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ROCKPORT, TX)
  • SEA CREST HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ROCKPORT, TX)
  • ROCKPORT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROCKPORT, TX)
  • ROCKPORT COASTAL CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROCKPORT, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:

  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 36 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 36 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Victoria College (about 47 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 47 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 51 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 69 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 100 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)

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Notable location: Lamar Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Lamar: Star of the Sea Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Lamar Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Lamar: Goose Island State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Aransas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.5%
(0.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Black residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
11 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Texas average:

14.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lamar CDP (based on Aransas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,39818
Catholic4,0953
Mainline Protestant1,6294
Other2784
None12,758-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Aransas County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Aransas County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Aransas County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

14.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Aransas County:

26.6%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

23.3%
State:

15.7%

10.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.34%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Patricio County, TX  1.57% ($33,548 average AGI)
from Nueces County, TX  1.08% ($29,471)
from Harris County, TX  0.67% ($65,981)


9.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.27%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Patricio County, TX  1.50% ($36,361 average AGI)
to Nueces County, TX  1.45% ($31,026)
to Bexar County, TX  0.39% ($31,419)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KDAE (1590 AM; 1 kW; SINTON, TX; Owner: NUECES RADIO PARTNERS, LP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KOUL (103.7 FM; SINTON, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KKPN (102.3 FM; ROCKPORT, TX; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING OF MISSOURI LLC)
  • KSGR (91.1 FM; PORTLAND, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KPUS (104.5 FM; GREGORY, TX; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING OF MISSOURI LLC)
  • KCCG (107.3 FM; INGLESIDE, TX; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING OF MISSOURI LLC)
  • KIXS (107.9 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSQ (94.5 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KITE (93.3 FM; PORT LAVACA, TX; Owner: VICTORIA RADIOWORKS, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Lamar:

  • KVCT (Channel 19; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SURTSEY PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • KXCC-CA (Channel 45; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CASA OF CORPUS CHRISTI, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K57FC (Channel 57; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Lamar compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Lamar on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Asia (population 500+)"
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