Lamar County, Texas Population 2021

Lamar County, Texas's estimated population is 50,119 with a growth rate of 0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lamar County, Texas is the 71st largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 49,820 and has seen a growth of 0.60% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202150,1191300.26%
202049,9891300.26%
201949,8591300.26%
201849,7291610.32%
201749,568400.08%
201649,5281550.31%
201549,373-38-0.08%
201449,4113190.65%
201349,092-564-1.14%
201249,656-205-0.41%
201149,861410.08%
201049,8205,87113.36%
199043,9491,7934.25%
198042,1566,09416.90%
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%
186010,1366,158154.80%
18503,9780.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.26%
County Website
State
Founded
1841
County Seat
2010 Population
49,820
Growth Since 2010
0.60%
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Lamar County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,35081.33%
Black or African American6,35812.82%
Two or More Races1,9153.86%
Asian3840.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native2830.57%
Some Other Race2500.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander710.14%
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Lamar County, Texas Population by Race

Lamar County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Lamar County, Texas Median Age

40.7


Total

39.3


Male

42.1


Female

Lamar County, Texas Adults

There are 37,786 adults, (9,383 of whom are seniors) in Lamar County, Texas.

Lamar County, Texas Age Dependency

74.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

25,841

52.09%

Male

23,770

47.91%

Lamar County, Texas Population by Age

Lamar County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lamar County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
Male65.6%34.4%
All64.5%35.5%
Non Family53.3%46.7%
Female37.9%62.1%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lamar County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,7932.4764.5
Married9,5553.0679.8
Non Family6,5921.1553.3
Female2,7963.1637.9
Male8503.7865.6

3.06

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Lamar County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6794.96%
9th to 12th Grade3,62710.72%
High School Graduate11,19133.09%
Some College8,54125.25%
Associates Degree2,4647.29%
Bachelors Degree4,36212.90%
Graduate Degree1,9575.79%
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Lamar County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lamar County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,66722,9705,642
Black4,0593,374379
Hispanic1,9021,205167
2+ Races877681133
Asian21217436
Native American16815028
Other Race1551029
Islander7171

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.16%.

Lamar County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,434$42,316$26,837
Less Than 9th Grade$21,431$30,858$15,127
High School Graduate$31,354$39,276$25,579
Some College$31,351$42,687$25,089
Bachelors Degree$42,969$53,956$36,614
Graduate Degree$55,260$86,280$48,210

$32,434

Average Earnings

$42,316

Average Male

$26,837

Average Female

Lamar County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lamar County, Texas Language by Age

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Lamar County, Texas Language

91.43% of Lamar County, Texas residents speak only English, while 8.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.34% of the population.

Lamar County, Texas Language

Lamar County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,5125,55315.21%
Black6,1411,76128.68%
Hispanic3,84982721.49%
Multiple1,89736319.14%
Asian3795113.46%
Other246228.94%
Native279196.81%

17.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.94%

Male Poverty Rate

18.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Texas is Black, with 28.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar County, Texas is Native, with 6.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.10%.

Lamar County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.97%
High School13.12%
Some College12.32%
Bachelors or Greater6.39%

Lamar County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.32%
Male Unemployed26.59%
Female Employed9.13%
Male Employed4.82%

Lamar County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lamar County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,117$60,777
Families$56,906$74,433
Married Families$66,867-
Non Families$22,220$30,817
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Income by Household Type

Lamar County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Lamar County, Texas 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.

Lamar County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Lamar County, Texas Marital Status

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3,077

Number of Veterans

2,999

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,306
First Gulf War456
Second Gulf War449
Korea181
World War II179

Lamar County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74885
75+749
55 to 64619
35 to 54533
18 to 34291

Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8179.00%
Black2204.74%
Hispanic431.90%
2+ Races322.80%
Native American84.44%

Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Race

Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar County, Texas Veterans by Education

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57.8%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar County, Texas Employment by Age

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Lamar County, Texas Employment by Race

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Lamar County, Texas 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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74.78%

Born in Lamar County, Texas

95.99%

Native Born

4.01%

Foreign Born

2.56%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.99% of Lamar County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 74.78% having been born in Texas. 2.56% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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