Lamar County, TX Demographic Data

Lamar County, TX Summary

Lamar County is located in Texas
  • Population: 49,877
  • Area: 933.10 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 907.19 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 25.91 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 53.45 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 566.60 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Lamar County, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
25,509
52%
50.8
Male
24,057
49%
49.2
Total Population
49,566
 
321,419,000

Lamar County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
3,198
6.5% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
3,159
6.4% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
3,306
6.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
3,365
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
3,310
6.7% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
5,559
11.2% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
5,882
11.9% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
6,594
13.3% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
3,270
6.6% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
3,021
6.1% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
5,109
10.3% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
2,783
5.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
1,010
2.0% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
37,843
76.3%
77.1
Female
19,800
52.3%
51.4
Male
18,043
47.7%
48.6
21 Years and over
35,924
72.5%
72.9
62 Years and over
10,709
21.6%
18.3
65 Years and over
8,902
18.0%
14.9
Female
4,978
55.9%
55.9
Male
3,924
44.1%
44.1
Median Age (years)
40
NR
NR

Lamar County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
47,436
95.7% 
96.9
White
40,138
81.0% 
73.1
Black or African American
6,199
12.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
149
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
409
0.8% 
5.4
Asian Indian
19
0.0% 
1.2
Chinese
5
0.0% 
1.3
Filipino
101
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
41
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
30
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
20
0.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
193
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
123
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
69
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
26
0.1% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
28
0.1% 
0.1
Some Other Race
418
0.8% 
4.8
Two or More Races
2,130
4.3% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
3,561
7.2% 
17.6
Mexican
3,194
6.4% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
134
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
6
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
227
0.5% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
46,005
92.8% 
82.4

Lamar County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
1,856
5.6% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
3,108
9.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
11,517
34.7% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
8,751
26.3% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
2,608
7.8% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
3,568
10.7% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
1,820
5.5% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
4,964
15.0%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
28,264
85.0%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
5,388
16.2%
30.6

Lamar County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
9,882
24.8%
33.5%
Now Married
21,098
52.9%
47.5
Divorced
4,983
12.5%
11.0%
Separated
792
2.0%
2.1
Widowed
3,148
7.9
5.8%

Lamar County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
43,059
92.9%
78.5%
Languages other than english
3,309
7.1%
21.5%
Spanish
2,263
4.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
800
1.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
236
0.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
10
0.0%
1.0%

Lamar County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
2,012
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
1,499
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
2,253
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
2,445
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
2,896
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
3,410
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
1,961
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
1,632
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
425
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
493
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
40,748
 
55,775
Per capita income
22,344
 
29,979

Lamar County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
629
3.0%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,611
7.7%
9.8
Construction
1,627
7.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
5,839
27.9%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
691
3.3%
6.5
Information
162
0.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
3,260
15.6%
10.3
Other services except public administration
1,060
5.1%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
877
4.2%
11.3
Public administration
907
4.3%
4.6
Retail trade
3,016
14.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
979
4.7%
5.1
Wholesale trade
295
1.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
2,453
11.7%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
5,781
27.6%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
3,477
16.6%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
5,310
25.3%
23.6%
Service occupations
3,932
18.8%
18.0%

Lamar County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
20,555
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
16,826
81.9%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
2,083
10.1%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
3
0.0%
5.2
Walked
386
1.9%
2.8
Other means
598
2.9%
1.8
Worked at home
659
3.2%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.0

Lamar County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,499
7.9%
8.9
1 vehicles
6,342
33.3%
33.5
2 vehicles
6,841
36.0%
37.2
3 or more
4,344
22.8%
20.3

Lamar County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
19,026
84.3%
87.7
Owner Occupied
12,420
65.3%
63.0
Renter Occupied
6,606
34.7%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
3,532
15.7%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
11
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Lamar County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
22,558
1 room
441
2.0%
2.3
2 rooms
489
2.2%
2.5
3 rooms
1,608
7.1%
9.0
4 rooms
3,830
17.0%
16.6
5 rooms
5,966
26.4%
20.0
6 rooms
4,673
20.7%
17.9
7 rooms
2,852
12.6%
12.1
8 rooms
1,469
6.5%
8.5
9 rooms or more
1,230
5.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Lamar County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
22,558
 
 
1-unit, detached
17,353
76.9%
61.4
1-unit, attached
456
2.0%
5.8
2-units
594
2.6%
3.7
3 or 4 units
823
3.6%
4.5
5 to 9 units
852
3.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
387
1.7%
4.6
20 or more units
643
2.9%
8.8
Mobile home
1,405
6.2%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
45
0.2%
0.1

Lamar County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,883
8.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
1,300
5.8%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
1,642
7.3%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
2,641
11.7%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
4,411
19.6%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
3,564
15.8%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
3,895
17.3%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
2,668
11.8%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
482
2.1%
2.5%
2014 or later
72
0.3%
0.5%

Lamar County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
4,860
25.5%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
2,237
11.8%
4.7
Electricity
11,461
60.2%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
36
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
386
2.0%
2.0
Solar energy
3
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
15
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
28
0.1%
1.2

Lamar County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
5,724
 
47140700.0
$3,000 or more
36
0.6%
9.9%
$2,500 to $2,999
155
2.7%
6.8%
Less than $500
220
3.8%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
345
6.0%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
583
10.2%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
1,653
28.9%
29.2%
$500 to $999
2,732
47.7%
20.5%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
3,146
55.0%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
844
14.8%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
421
7.4%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
364
6.4%
7.3%
35.0% or more
947
16.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
2
NR
NR

Lamar County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
5,836 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
20
0.3%
4.1%
$3,000 or more
53
0.9%
1.5%
$1,500 to $1,999
93
1.6%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
583
10.0%
27.9%
Less than $500
1,214
20.8%
11.0%
$500 to $999
3,873
66.4%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
770
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
661
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
704
12.2%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
866
15.1%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
746
13.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
619
10.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
419
7.3%
9.2%
35.0% or more
2,393
41.6%
41.4%
Not Computed
859
NR
NR

Lamar County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
12,420
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
3,199
25.8%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
4,111
33.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
2,122
17.1%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
1,144
9.2%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
1,241
10.0%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
454
3.7%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
119
1.0%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
30
0.2%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
85,900
 
194,500
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