Lamesa, Texas Population 2021

9,327
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Lamesa is a city located in Dawson County Texas. It is also the county seat of Dawson County. With a 2020 population of 9,327, it is the 250th largest city in Texas and the 3255th largest city in the United States . Lamesa is currently growing at a rate of 0.97% annually but its population has decreased by -1.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,422 in 2010. Lamesa reached it's highest population of 12,438 in 1960. Spanning over 5 miles, Lamesa has a population density of 1,827 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lamesa is $58,429 with a poverty rate of 29.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $650 per month, and the median house value is $70,400. 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 Lamesa was:

  • White: 80.91%
  • Other race: 11.65%
  • Black or African American: 3.34%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lamesa, Texas is 9,327 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,057.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,422.

Lamesa, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Lamesa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,46180.91%
Some Other Race1,07411.65%
Black or African American3083.34%
Two or More Races2973.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native710.77%
Asian100.11%
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Lamesa Population by Race

Lamesa Population Pyramid $2021

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Lamesa Median Age

34.8


Total

34.5


Male

35.4


Female

Lamesa Adults

There are 6,429 adults, (1,472 of whom are seniors) in Lamesa.

Lamesa Age Dependency

86

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamesa Sex Ratio

Female

4,901

53.15%

Male

4,320

46.85%

Lamesa Population by Age

Lamesa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lamesa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All66.6%33.4%
Male63.2%36.8%
Female58.2%41.8%
Non Family56.9%43.1%

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamesa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5992.5466.6
Married1,5823.0477.8
Non Family1,1971.2956.9
Female6873.5258.2
Male1332.8363.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Lamesa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade89415.73%
9th to 12th Grade78413.80%
High School Graduate1,94234.18%
Some College98217.28%
Associates Degree2364.15%
Bachelors Degree72912.83%
Graduate Degree1152.02%
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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
Hispanic3,3862,028286
White2,1061,857542
Other Race601337115
Black17810716
2+ Races9990
Native American44258

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 90.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.74%.

Lamesa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,123$41,577$20,690
Less Than 9th Grade$21,705$28,304$13,984
High School Graduate$28,207$40,750$21,441
Some College$31,531$52,969$17,708
Bachelors Degree$42,550$53,555$38,750
Graduate Degree$49,219$53,304$47,813

$30,123

Average Earnings

$41,577

Average Male

$20,690

Average Female

Lamesa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamesa Language by Age

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Lamesa Language

57.96% of Lamesa residents speak only English, while 42.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.77% of the population.

Lamesa Language

Lamesa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,8242,14336.80%
Other1,06481376.41%
White2,87043315.09%
Multiple2969532.09%
Black2955819.66%
Native711521.13%

29.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.62%

Male Poverty Rate

31.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamesa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamesa is Other, with 76.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamesa is White, with 15.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.77%.

Lamesa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.40%
High School16.64%
Some College15.93%
Bachelors or Greater14.42%

Lamesa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed74.10%
Male Unemployed44.44%
Female Employed23.84%
Male Employed8.20%

Lamesa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamesa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,904$58,429
Families$48,198$69,058
Married Families$60,648-
Non Families$18,298$33,723
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Income by Household Type

Lamesa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

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 55-64.

Lamesa Marital Status by Race

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Lamesa Marital Status

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272

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War83
Vietnam72
First Gulf War32
World War II18
Korea10

Lamesa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+74
35 to 5465
65 to 7460
18 to 3441
55 to 6432

Lamesa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2574.83%
Hispanic1323.35%
Black156.49%

Lamesa Veterans by Race

Lamesa Veterans by Education

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8.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamesa Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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84.77%

Born in Lamesa

94.41%

Native Born

5.59%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

3.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.41% of Lamesa residents were born in the United States, with 84.77% having been born in Texas. 2.36% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,327900.97%
20209,237900.98%
20199,147900.99%
20189,057-109-1.19%
20179,166-216-2.30%
20169,38290.10%
20159,37370.07%
20149,366440.47%
20139,3221331.45%
20129,189-115-1.24%
20119,304-108-1.15%
20109,412-540-0.56%
20009,952-857-0.82%
199010,809-981-0.86%
198011,7902310.20%
197011,559-879-0.73%
196012,4381,7341.51%
195010,7044,6665.89%
19406,0382,5105.52%
19303,5280.00%

Lamesa Population by Year