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Lamar County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 49,523 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 48,499 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,156
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,038
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,825
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,635 (it was 6,252 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

36%

Land area: 917 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 54 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lamar County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lamar County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 23,913  (48.3%)
Females: 25,610  (51.7%)

Lamar County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,424 ($31,609 in 1999)

This county:

$40424
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $463 (lower quartile is $347, upper quartile is $598)
This county:

$463
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,351 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Lamar:

$87,351
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,875 - $145,254
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $937
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $377

Institutionalized population: 505

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 35
  • Burglaries: 190
  • Thefts: 185
  • Auto thefts: 8

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 209
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2010: 46 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2013: 35 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $111,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,410 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $852 (1.2%)

Lamar County household income distribution in 2009 Lamar County home values distribution Lamar County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 22.8% for other race residents, 29.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.5%
Lamar County:

18.5%
Texas:

17.5%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.8% for Black residents, 33.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 29.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lamar County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paris, Sumner, Powderly, Reno, Blossom, Biardstown, Howland, Deport, Roxton, Toco.

Lamar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Alabama , Dallas County, Arkansas , Drew County, Arkansas , Sumter County, South Carolina , Lowndes County, Mississippi , Ouachita County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,847
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,006 (30% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

2.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 467
  • 1990 to 1994: 106
  • 1985 to 1989: 110
  • 1980 to 1984: 101
  • 1975 to 1979: 95
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1965 to 1969: 69

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Lamar County marital status for males Lamar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,184
  • One, attached: 227
  • Two: 646
  • 3 or 4: 549
  • 5 to 9: 522
  • 10 to 19: 325
  • 20 or more: 873
  • Mobile homes: 1,697
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 90

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 5,520 (167 second mortgage, 187 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,209

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,146101
Mainline Protestant3,62520
Catholic2,4671
Black Protestant9336
Other6511
None20,971-
Lamar County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Lamar County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Lamar County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lamar County:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

26.5%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Lamar County:

Average size of farms: 273 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,600
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $86.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,665
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,738
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.38%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.62%
Corn for grain: 21559 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 20506 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1602 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 15458 harvested acres
Vegetables: 84 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,205 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lamar County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from Lamar County center
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 303.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.9 miles away from Lamar County center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasHurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3294): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1709): June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1356): January 8, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 25, 1994 to May 4, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1026): April 29, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1026, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • TexasFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 15, 1990 to May 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-863): May 2, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-863, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (69%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Pakistan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar County (%):

  • United States or American (25%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Lamar County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,367 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 2,660 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 46 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 352 (2%)
  • Other means: 189 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 459 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lamar County, Texas in 2000:

  • 569 people in nursing homes
  • 240 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 186 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Lamar County, Texas in 2010:

  • 357 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 148 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 139 people in college/university student housing
  • 43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,590.

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.64% relocated from other counties in Texas ($20,168 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($13,254 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.97%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Red River County, TX  0.53% ($38,382 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.43% ($35,945)
from Fannin County, TX  0.24% ($21,875)
from Choctaw County, OK  0.21% ($16,917)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.18% ($27,323)
from Delta County, TX  0.18% ($26,900)
from Collin County, TX  0.17% ($40,966)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.87% relocated to other counties in Texas ($21,588 average AGI)
2.05% relocated to other states ($13,834 average AGI)
Lamar County:

2.05%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.51% ($51,558 average AGI)
to Red River County, TX  0.51% ($26,849)
to Choctaw County, OK  0.25% ($22,262)
to Fannin County, TX  0.23% ($27,667)
to Hunt County, TX  0.22% ($26,622)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.19% ($25,125)
to Smith County, TX  0.19% ($41,281)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Lamar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Lamar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lamar County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,331 (7,621 aged, 1,710 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,237 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lamar County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1032)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (667)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (641)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (430)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (336)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (299)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (272)
  • Unspecified dementia (240)
  • Congestive heart failure (215)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (173)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20611.55
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 535.1
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39106.82

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1478.530
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1160.260
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82.59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.09

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.3. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 175.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 119.9
  • Other - 55.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 49,080
  • In family households: 41,874 (9,336 male householders, 4,283 female householders)
    9,814 spouses, 14,006 children (12,601 natural, 328 adopted, 1,077 stepchildren), 1,523 grandchildren, 428 brothers or sisters, 391 parents, 694 other relatives, 1,089 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,206 (2,787 male householders (2,321 living alone)), 3,423 female householders (3,086 living alone)), 996 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 713 (505 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,196 2-persons, 3,153 3-persons, 2,482 4-persons, 1,108 5-persons, 394 6-persons, 286 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,407 1-person, 686 2-persons, 72 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

7,937 married couples with children.
3,197 single-parent households (540 men, 2,657 women).

95.3% of residents of Lamar County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $313,133,000 ($6299 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,131,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $131,042,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $71,829,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,390,000
Federal grants: $91,991,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,283,000 ($2,084,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,600,000 ($824,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,176,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,715,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,331,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,424
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,966
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +385
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +362
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lamar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.40 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 477
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,831
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,131
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,432
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,516
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,753
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,463
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,201
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,873
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 126
  • 3 rooms: 392
  • 4 rooms: 1,478
  • 5 rooms: 3,583
  • 6 rooms: 3,357
  • 7 rooms: 2,046
  • 8 rooms: 1,182
  • 9+ rooms: 646
  • 1 room: 115
  • 2 rooms: 337
  • 3 rooms: 947
  • 4 rooms: 1,975
  • 5 rooms: 1,635
  • 6 rooms: 792
  • 7 rooms: 291
  • 8 rooms: 103
  • 9+ rooms: 57
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 414
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,900
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,642
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,672
  • 5+ bedrooms: 179
  • no bedroom: 133
  • 1 bedroom: 1,269
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,831
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,784
  • 4 bedrooms: 203
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 485
  • 1 vehicle: 3,432
  • 2 vehicles: 6,231
  • 3 vehicles: 2,070
  • 4 vehicles: 430
  • 5+ vehicles: 177
  • no vehicle: 1,228
  • 1 vehicle: 3,080
  • 2 vehicles: 1,503
  • 3 vehicles: 388
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

50% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Texas.

Lamar County:

50.3%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 37437
  • Northeast: 519
  • Midwest: 2045
  • South: 5463
  • West: 1845

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.0%)
  • Utility gas (32.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.9%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Electricity (49.9%)
  • Utility gas (41.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.8%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 400
Here:

7.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 130
Here:

4.5%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 102
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lamar County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $668,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,150,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,624,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,559,000
    Police Protection: $1,537,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,501,000
    Financial Administration: $1,346,000
    Welfare - Other: $830,000
    General - Other: $790,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $478,000
    General Public Buildings: $466,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $72,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $248,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $747,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Judicial: $27,000
    Financial Administration: $23,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,813,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,030,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,364,000
    Highways: $0
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $599,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $598,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $304,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $455,000
    General Support: $315,000
    Highways: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,543,000
    Total General Sales: $1,887,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,029,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,073,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,781,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $292,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,199,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $60,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,769
  • Number of aged recipients: 256
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,513
  • Number of recipients under 18: 276
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,060
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 433
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 779
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 700
Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Lamar County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James42073.9 years
William37975.5 years
Mary37879.9 years
John33575.2 years
Robert23473.5 years
Willie18478.9 years
Charles16672.8 years
George14576.6 years
Ruby11881.2 years
Annie10583.1 years
Most common last names in Lamar County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25277.1 years
Jones16174.5 years
Williams13978.4 years
Moore12076.4 years
Johnson11975.8 years
Brown10275.8 years
Jackson9976.0 years
Anderson8875.6 years
Allen8475.0 years
Miller8275.7 years
Businesses in Lamar County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La Quinta1
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture3
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's2
CVS2New Balance1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Church's Chicken1OfficeMax1
ColorTyme1Payless1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1Quality1
FedEx5RadioShack1
GNC1Ramada1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
Goodwill6SONIC Drive-In4
H&R Block3Sears2
Hilton1Sprint Nextel1
Hobby Lobby1Subway5
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS7
Jack In The Box1Vans1
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1

Lamar County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"