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Lamar County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2018: 50,982 (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: 56 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lamar County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.5%), Construction (25.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Lamar County, TX (2018)
    • 37,23676.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,39713.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,9598.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,9574.0%Two or more races
    • 4691.0%Asian alone
    • 2000.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1030.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 200.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Texas median age:

34.9 years
Males: 24,608  (48.3%)
Females: 26,374  (51.7%)
Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $44,336 ($31,609 in 1999)
This county:

$44,336
Texas:

$60,629

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $541 (lower quartile is $411, upper quartile is $670)
This county:

$541
State:

$887


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $109,046 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Lamar:

$109,046
Texas:

$186,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,400 - $184,476
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,125
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $437

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:

  • 1997: 81 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1999: 106 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2001: 96 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2002: 105 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2003: 84 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2004: 77 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2017: 26 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2018: 34 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2019: 31 buildings, average cost: $185,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Lamar, TX residents
Average permit cost in Lamar, TX
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $1,843 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $1,172 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Lamar, TX in 2018
Distribution of house value in Lamar, TX in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lamar, TX in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 17.2%
Lamar County:

17.2%
Texas:

14.9%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.2% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 41.4 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 43.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.8 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, American Indian residents: 28.2 years old, Asian residents: 35.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 36.2 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Lamar, TX
County total employment by year in Lamar, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Lamar, TX

Current college students: 1,847
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,173 (39.6% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

4.3%
Whole state:

17.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3392010 or later
  • 1,0432000 to 2009
  • 3191990 to 1999
  • 2111980 to 1989
  • 1411970 to 1979
  • 81Before 1970

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: 17,177
  • One, attached: 483
  • Two: 595
  • 3 or 4: 750
  • 5 to 9: 969
  • 10 to 19: 479
  • 20 to 49: 542
  • 50 or more: 295
  • Mobile homes: 1,932
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 60

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 5,407 (17 second mortgage, 88 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,493

Here:

41.7% with mortgage
State:

56.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 538% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from Lamar County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 176.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from Lamar County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 07, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4266: March 19, 2016, FEMA Id: 4266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1356: January 08, 2001, FEMA Id: 1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Lamar

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,195 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,129 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 525 (2.3%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 503 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 719 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (65%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar County


  • American (32%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $53,308.

5.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.95% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,369 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($12,863 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.73%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Red River County, TX  0.56% ($37,847 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.37% ($33,766)
from Fannin County, TX  0.29% ($30,549)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.24% ($36,537)
from Denton County, TX  0.21% ($39,583)
from Collin County, TX  0.20% ($61,114)
from Hunt County, TX  0.18% ($28,781)


4.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.44% relocated to other counties in Texas ($31,120 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($13,487 average AGI)
Lamar County:

1.54%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.48% ($51,928 average AGI)
to Red River County, TX  0.39% ($45,441)
to Collin County, TX  0.24% ($53,902)
to Fannin County, TX  0.18% ($60,656)
to Denton County, TX  0.17% ($34,333)
to Hopkins County, TX  0.16% ($34,643)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.16% ($48,286)

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 2019: 12.3

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 population in Lamar County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 20.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lamar County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,393)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (840)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (834)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (616)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (426)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (403)
  • Unspecified dementia (316)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (298)
  • Congestive heart failure (239)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (150)

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: 20,612
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 535
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,107

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,479
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,160
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

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: 50,982
  • In family households: 42,645 (6,625 male householders, 6,695 female householders)
    9,715 spouses, 14,920 children (13,739 natural, 472 adopted, 712 stepchildren), 1,490 grandchildren, 485 brothers or sisters, 799 parents, 825 other relatives, 1,025 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,600 (2,793 male householders (2,343 living alone)), 3,657 female householders (3,238 living alone)), 1,136 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 755

Size of family households: 6,550 2-persons, 3,105 3-persons, 1,992 4-persons, 1,075 5-persons, 363 6-persons, 273 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,585 1-person, 828 2-persons, 36 3-persons.

6,266 married couples with children.
4,140 single-parent households (916 men, 3,224 women).

91.7% of residents of Lamar speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (37% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $313,133,000 ($6,299 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:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Lamar County, Texas
  • Year house built in Lamar County, Texas
  • 4692014 or later
  • 5962010 to 2013
  • 2,7732000 to 2009
  • 3,6981990 to 1999
  • 4,3181980 to 1989
  • 4,0551970 to 1979
  • 2,5961960 to 1969
  • 1,6381950 to 1959
  • 1,2351940 to 1949
  • 1,4191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Texas
  • 621 room
  • 1562 rooms
  • 2913 rooms
  • 9604 rooms
  • 2,7235 rooms
  • 3,4896 rooms
  • 2,4637 rooms
  • 1,1438 rooms
  • 1,4789+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Texas
  • 3141 room
  • 3082 rooms
  • 6913 rooms
  • 1,3514 rooms
  • 1,9495 rooms
  • 1,2426 rooms
  • 7137 rooms
  • 2418 rooms
  • 1849+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Texas
  • 58no bedroom
  • 4171 bedroom
  • 2,4832 bedrooms
  • 7,4193 bedrooms
  • 1,9534 bedrooms
  • 3775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Texas
  • 319no bedroom
  • 9761 bedroom
  • 2,8602 bedrooms
  • 2,4803 bedrooms
  • 2544 bedrooms
  • 655+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 317no vehicle
  • 3,0701 vehicle
  • 5,5332 vehicles
  • 2,7543 vehicles
  • 8594 vehicles
  • 2535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,152no vehicle
  • 3,4051 vehicle
  • 1,7872 vehicles
  • 4033 vehicles
  • 1704 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles

85.2% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Texas.

Lamar County:

85.2%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 38,265
  • Other state: 10,052
  • Northeast: 550
  • Midwest: 2,564
  • South: 4,379
  • West: 2,551
Year householders moved into unit in Lamar County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.9%Electricity
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 25.6%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 243
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 160
Here:

5.9%
Texas:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 294
Here:

13.7%
Texas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lamar County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,567,000
    Toll Highways: $3,936,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,251,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,100,000
    General Public Buildings: $706,000
    General - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $436,000
    Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $198,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,959,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,951,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,008,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,142,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Toll Highways: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,158,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $385,000
    Highways: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,809,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,760,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,873,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,567,000
    Toll Highways: $3,936,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,251,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,100,000
    General Public Buildings: $706,000
    General - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $436,000
    Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $198,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,959,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,951,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,008,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,142,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Toll Highways: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,158,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $385,000
    Highways: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,809,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,760,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,873,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,567,000
    Toll Highways: $3,936,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,251,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,100,000
    General Public Buildings: $706,000
    General - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $436,000
    Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $198,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,959,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,951,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,008,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,142,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Toll Highways: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,158,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $385,000
    Highways: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,809,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,760,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,873,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,567,000
    Toll Highways: $3,936,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,251,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,405,000
    Financial Administration: $1,100,000
    General Public Buildings: $706,000
    General - Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $436,000
    Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $198,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,959,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,951,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,008,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,142,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Toll Highways: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,158,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $385,000
    Highways: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,809,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,760,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,873,000

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
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"