Lamar County, Texas Population 2024

50,842

Lamar County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 50,842 with a growth rate of 0.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Texas is the 73rd largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 49,822 and has seen a growth of 2.05% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202951,7371790.35%
202851,5581790.35%
202751,3791790.35%
202651,2001790.35%
202551,0211790.35%
202450,8421790.35%
202350,6631790.35%
202250,4841790.36%
202150,3051790.36%
202050,1263450.69%
201949,7811090.22%
201849,672620.12%
201749,610550.11%
201649,5551560.32%
201549,399-36-0.07%
201449,4353220.66%
201349,113-560-1.13%
201249,673-196-0.39%
201149,869470.09%
201049,822
199043,9491,7934.25%
198042,1566,09416.9%
197036,0621,8285.34%
196034,234-8,799-20.45%
195043,033-7,392-14.66%
194050,4251,8963.91%
193048,529-7,213-12.94%
192055,7429,19819.76%
191046,544-2,083-4.28%
190048,62711,32530.36%
189037,30210,10937.18%
188027,19311,40372.22%
187015,7905,65455.78%
186010,1366,158154.8%
18503,978-47,759-92.31%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.35% (179)
County Website
Lamar County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
49,822
Area
907 mi²
Density
56 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.05% (1,020)
Founded
1841

Lamar County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White38,95877.68%
Black or African American6,38012.72%
Two or more races3,0356.05%
Other race7931.58%
Asian4430.88%
Native American4230.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1170.23%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lamar County, Texas Population by Race

Lamar County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Lamar County, Texas Median Age

40.3

Total

38.7

Male

41.9

Female

Lamar County, Texas Adults

There are 38,201 adults, (9,684 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Texas.

Lamar County, Texas Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female25,70051.25%
Male24,44948.75%

Lamar County, Texas Population by Age

Lamar County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All20,1222.4666.733.3
Married9,4182.9785.114.9
Non Family6,4221.1651.648.4
Female3,1063.3842.957.1
Male1,1762.9465.134.9
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2.98

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lamar County, Texas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lamar County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 54.29%.

Lamar County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,909

Average Earnings

$48,194

Average Male

$32,811

Average Female

Lamar County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lamar County, Texas Language

91.03% of Lamar County, Texas residents speak only English, while 8.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.67% of the population.

Lamar County, Texas Language

Lamar County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35,8204,67113.04%
Black6,2691,61325.73%
Hispanic4,3231,13726.3%
Multiple3,02060319.97%
Native41917040.57%
Other772273.5%
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15.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.48%

Male Poverty Rate

17.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Texas is Native, with 40.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Texas is Other, with 3.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.26%.

Lamar County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.39%
High School13.85%
Some College13.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%
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Lamar County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.33%
Male Unemployed11.9%
Female Employed9.44%
Male Employed6.73%
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Lamar County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lamar County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lamar County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lamar County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lamar County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,878

Number of Veterans

2,711

Male Veterans

167

Female Veterans

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Lamar County, Texas Veterans by War

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Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Race

Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lamar County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.22%

Born in Lamar County, Texas

95.53%

Native Born

4.47%

Foreign Born

2.26%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.53% of Lamar County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 74.22% having been born in Texas. 2.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lamar County, Texas Place of Birth

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