For population 25 years and over in Lamesa:
For population 15 years and over in Lamesa city:
385 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $857 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Midland, TX (51.1 miles , pop. 94,996).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (269.0 miles , pop. 534,694).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (300.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Los Ybanez, TX (1.6 miles) , O'Donnell, TX (4.2 miles ), Ackerly, TX (4.5 miles ), Tarzan-Lenorah, TX (5.4 miles ), Tahoka, TX (5.6 miles ), Wellman, TX (5.9 miles ), Brownfield, TX (6.0 miles ), Seagraves, TX (6.2 miles ).
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Latitude: 32.73 N, Longitude: 101.96 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: -305 (-3.1%)
Area code: 806
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Crime in Lamesa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 23 (16 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -819 (-7.6%).
Work and jobs in Lamesa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Lamesa, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Lamesa-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/11/1970, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 56.5 miles away from the Lamesa city center killed 26 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/24/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Lamesa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Lamesa center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/2/2001 at 01:55:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/2001 at 00:07:08, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Lamesa center
On 8/26/1992 at 03:24:52, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Dawson County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Steve Pearce (politician) - Armed forces veteran and politician, Edward R. Tinsley - Businessman, Barry Corbin - (born 1940), actor, Brad Cornett - Baseball player, Steve Freeman - Football player.
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Local government website: www.ci.lamesa.tx.us
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.5%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Black residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for American Indian residents, 56.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Lamesa (based on Dawson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.67%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
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Lamesa government finances in 2002:
6.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,370 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,709 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lamesa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lamesa, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lamesa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lamesa)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2013.