Lamar County, TX

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2022 Population
50,149
0.435% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.3
0.249% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16%
5.33% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,246
13% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,800
25.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,879
0.223% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lamar County, TX had a population of 50.1k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $58,246. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lamar County, TX grew from 49,932 to 50,149, a 0.435% increase and its median household income grew from $51,561 to $58,246, a 13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.32%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Lamar County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Lamar County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lamar County, TX are Paris Junior College (1,322 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lamar County, TX was $152,800, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%.

Most people in Lamar County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lamar County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lamar County, TX is home to a population of 50.1k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.47% of Lamar County, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.24k people).

In 2022, there were 5.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.3k people) in Lamar County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Lamar County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lamar County, TX was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.3k ± 249
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.33k ± 385
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.67k ± 356
8.79%
Hispanic Population
4.41k people

In 2022, there were 5.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.3k people) in Lamar County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.79% of the people in Lamar County, TX are hispanic (4.41k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lamar County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.24k people
3.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.81k people

As of 2022, 4.47% of Lamar County, TX residents (2.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lamar County, TX was 3.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    939 ± 182
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    661 ± 194
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    453 ± 189

Lamar County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lamar County, TX employs 22.9k people. The largest industries in Lamar County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,616 people), Retail Trade (3,002 people), and Manufacturing (2,897 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,721), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,286), and Finance & Insurance ($54,214).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

22.9k
2022 Value
± 1,220
0.223%
1 Year growth
± 7.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lamar County, TX grew at a rate of 0.223%, from 22.8k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lamar County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,403 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,148 people), and Management Occupations (2,069 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lamar County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.9k
2022 Value
± 1,220
0.223%
1 Year growth
± 7.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lamar County, TX grew at a rate of 0.223%, from 22.8k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lamar County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,616 people), Retail Trade (3,002 people), and Manufacturing (2,897 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lamar County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lamar County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,270
Median earning men ± $2,578
$31,366
Median earning women ± $1,692

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,085), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,477), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,354).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($67,841), Manufacturing ($48,838), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,340).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 651
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 297
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 255
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lamar County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 78.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.802%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lamar County, TX awarded 1,322 degrees. The student population of Lamar County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,669 male students and 2,758 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lamar County, TX are White (858 and 65.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (289 and 22%), Black or African American (88 and 6.7%), and Two or More Races (34 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in Lamar County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Paris Junior College (1,322 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lamar County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (400 and 30.3%), General English Language & Literature (173 and 13.1%), and General Studies (103 and 7.79%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,427 students enrolled in Lamar County, TX, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,636 records, of which 61.9% were women and 38.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 400 degrees awarded
  2. 51 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lamar County, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 400 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Lamar County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,322 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Paris Junior College with 1,322 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 503 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lamar County, TX, which is 0.614 times less than the 819 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 858 degrees mean that there were 2.97 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 289 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,270) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lamar County, TX was $152,800 in 2022, which is 0.542 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $122,100 to $152,800, a 25.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lamar County, TX is 66.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lamar County, TX have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lamar County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lamar County, TX is $58,246. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lamar County, TX was Census Tract 1.02 with a value of $81,047, followed by Census Tract 1.01 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $80,208 and $74,474.

In 2022, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lamar County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.67%.

Property

$152,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,644
$13,423
Median Property Taxes
±$870

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lamar County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lamar County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.7% of the housing units in Lamar County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1.02
  2. Census Tract 1.01
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lamar County, TX was Census Tract 1.02 with a value of $81,047, followed by Census Tract 1.01 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $80,208 and $74,474.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lamar County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,246
Median Household Income
± $2,845
20.1k
Number of Households
± 1,085

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.1k households in Lamar County, TX grew to $58,246 from the previous year's value of $51,561.

The following chart displays the households in Lamar County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lamar County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.05%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.84%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Lamar County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.05%) and those who worked at home (5.84%).

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lamar County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Lamar County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lamar County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lamar County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lamar County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.67%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lamar County, TX (7.89k out of 49.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lamar County, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.9% of the children was living in poverty in Lamar County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 386 in Lamar County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 27.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

81% of the population of Lamar County, TX has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lamar County, TX see 2266 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.9% increase from the previous year (1989 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1782 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 924 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,266 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lamar County, TX

Primary care physicians in Lamar County, TX see an average of 2,266 patients per year. This represents a 13.9% increase from the previous year (1,989 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lamar County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

19%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lamar County, TX grew by 7.1% from 17.8% to 19%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.9 in Lamar County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.8% in Lamar County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.8% in Lamar County, TX.

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