Lamesa, Texas Population 2022

8,524
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Lamesa is a city located in Dawson County Texas. Lamesa has a 2020 population of 8,524. It is also the county seat of Dawson County. Lamesa is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -1.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,674 in 2010.

The average household income in Lamesa is $58,429 with a poverty rate of 25.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $702 per month, and the median house value is $76,000. The median age in Lamesa is 34.8 years, 34.5 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

Lamesa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamesawas:

  • White: 73.03%
  • Two or more races: 11.18%
  • Other race: 11.04%
  • Black or African American: 3.98%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lamesa, Texas is 8,524 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,674.

Lamesa, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201013,8260.00%
201113,747-79-0.57%
201213,611-136-1.00%
201313,219-392-2.97%
201413,4452261.68%
201512,987-458-3.53%
201612,999120.09%
201712,744-255-2.00%
201812,605-139-1.10%
201912,7281230.97%
202012,8511230.96%
202112,9741230.95%

Lamesa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,70373.03%
Black or African American3653.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.78%
Some Other Race1,01311.04%
Two or More Races1,02611.18%
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Lamesa Population by Race

Lamesa Population Pyramid 2022

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Lamesa Median Age

36.1


Total

32.8


Male

36.9


Female

Lamesa Adults

There are 6,496 adults, (1,475 of whom are seniors) in Lamesa.

Lamesa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamesa Sex Ratio

Female

4,838

52.71%

Male

4,341

47.29%

Lamesa Population by Age

Lamesa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lamesa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
Male71.6%28.4%
All68.3%31.7%
Female66.2%33.8%
Non Family62%38%

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamesa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7052.4668.3
Married1,4503.1775.1
Male1832.9871.6
Female6343.5966.2
Non Family1,4381.1762

3.22

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Lamesa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade90715.94%
9th to 12th Grade65611.53%
High School Graduate2,07036.37%
Some College99317.45%
Associates Degree2334.09%
Bachelors Degree70912.46%
Graduate Degree1232.16%
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Lamesa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamesa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0181,784440
Native American42246
Other Race62129686
Black21315324
Hispanic3,4302,167368
2+ Races54644125

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.80%.

Lamesa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,194$37,003$21,352
Less Than 9th Grade$19,708$26,076$14,103
High School Graduate$27,944$35,192$21,444
Some College$30,139$53,313$20,880
Bachelors Degree$45,317$53,632$
Graduate Degree$53,553$66,324$45,625

$30,194

Average Earnings

$37,003

Average Male

$21,352

Average Female

Lamesa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamesa Language by Age

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Lamesa Language

60.06% of Lamesa residents speak only English, while 39.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.52% of the population.

Lamesa Language

Lamesa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,8691,82731.13%
Multiple1,02526425.76%
Black3639225.34%
White2,71435813.19%
Native72912.50%
Other588NaN%

25.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.79%

Male Poverty Rate

26.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamesa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamesa is Hispanic, with 31.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamesa is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.85%.

Lamesa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.15%
High School14.42%
Some College15.17%
Bachelors or Greater10.49%

Lamesa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.81%
Male Unemployed15.17%
Female Employed22.20%
Female Unemployed91.20%

Lamesa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamesa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,522$58,327
Families$46,250$71,093
Married Families$59,467-
Non Families$19,970$35,217
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Income by Household Type

Lamesa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamesa Married by Age and Sex

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Lamesa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lamesa Marital Status by Race

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Lamesa Marital Status

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317

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War87
First Gulf War57
Vietnam112
Korea13
World War II22

Lamesa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3414
35 to 5498
55 to 6429
65 to 7495
75+81

Lamesa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2605.32%
Black4116.14%
Native American510.20%
Other Race50.79%
2+ Races60.90%
Hispanic1082.67%

Lamesa Veterans by Race

Lamesa Veterans by Education

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15.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamesa Veterans by Education

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59.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lamesa Employment by Age

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Lamesa Employment by Race

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Lamesa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.17%

Born in Lamesa

95.42%

Native Born

4.58%

Foreign Born

2.16%

Non Citizen

2.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.42% of Lamesa residents were born in the United States, with 85.17% having been born in Texas. 2.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lamesa Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19303,5280.00%
19406,0382,5105.52%
195010,7044,6665.89%
196012,4381,7341.51%
197011,559-879-0.73%
198011,7902310.20%
199010,809-981-0.86%
20009,952-857-0.82%
20109,422-530-0.55%
20119,347-75-0.80%
20129,272-75-0.80%
20139,197-75-0.81%
20149,122-75-0.82%
20159,047-75-0.82%
20168,972-75-0.83%
20178,897-75-0.84%
20188,822-75-0.84%
20198,747-75-0.85%
20208,674-73-0.83%
20218,599-75-0.86%
20228,524-75-0.87%

Lamesa Population by Year