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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamesawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lamesa
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.
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