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Lamar County, Texas

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Lamar County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 49,859
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 49,859
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 49,791
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 49,793
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.5%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
80.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
73.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,953
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 22,876
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 65.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $94,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,088
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $429
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $710
Building permits, 2019 95
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 19,313
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 82.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 66.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 17.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
20.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 73,051
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 326,079
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,152,642
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 678,562
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,623
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 19.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,562
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,833
Persons in poverty, percent
14.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,225
Total employment, 2018 18,123
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 701,554
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 3.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,011
All firms, 2012 3,717
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,122
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,134
Minority-owned firms, 2012 779
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,737
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 388
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,125
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 54.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 907.19
FIPS Code 48277
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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