Lamesa, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
12,849
0.281% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.6
0.299% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.6%
12.7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,469
6.41% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$80,100
9.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lamesa, TX had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $40,469. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lamesa, TX grew from 12,813 to 12,849, a 0.281% increase and its median household income declined from $43,239 to $40,469, a −6.41% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lamesa, TX are White (Hispanic) (37.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (32%), Other (Hispanic) (10.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.18%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.08%).

None of the households in Lamesa, 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.

96.3% of the residents in Lamesa, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lamesa, TX was $80,100, and the homeownership rate was 70%.

Most people in Lamesa, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lamesa, TX was 2 cars per household.

Lamesa, TX borders Big Spring, TX, Lubbock, TX, and Midland, TX.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lamesa, TX is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.56% of Lamesa, TX residents were born outside of the country (714 people).

In 2020, there were 1.17 times more White (Hispanic) residents (4.82k people) in Lamesa, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.12k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2020 Citizenship
97.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.3% of Lamesa, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lamesa, TX was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lamesa, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    4.82k ± 488
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.12k ± 172
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 399
58%
Hispanic Population
7.46k people

In 2020, there were 1.17 times more White (Hispanic) residents (4.82k people) in Lamesa, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.12k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

58% of the people in Lamesa, TX are hispanic (7.46k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

5.56%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
714 people
5.31%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
680 people

As of 2020, 5.56% of Lamesa, TX residents (714 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lamesa, TX was 5.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    135 ± 61
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    97 ± 68
  3. World War II
    22 ± 23

Lamesa, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Lamesa, TX employs 4.56k people. The largest industries in Lamesa, TX are Educational Services (690 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (529 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (466 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($80,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,583), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,746).

Occupations

4.56k
2020 Value
± 436
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lamesa, TX grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 4.49k employees to 4.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lamesa, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (551 people), Sales & Related Occupations (416 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (400 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lamesa, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.56k
2020 Value
± 436
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lamesa, TX grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 4.49k employees to 4.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lamesa, TX, are Educational Services (690 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (529 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (466 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lamesa, TX, though some of these residents may live in Lamesa, 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

$37,177
Median earning men ± $4,650
$21,033
Median earning women ± $1,215

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,515), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,525), and Wholesale Trade ($58,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,000), Manufacturing ($33,393), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,739).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 82
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 56
    Retail Trade
  3. 53
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 36 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 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lamesa, TX was $80,100 in 2020, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $73,400 to $80,100, a 9.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Lamesa, TX is 70%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lamesa, TX have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lamesa, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lamesa, TX is $40,469. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lamesa, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

Property

$80,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,276
$3,102
Median Property Taxes
±$325

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 Lamesa, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

70%
Homeownership
2020
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70% of the housing units in Lamesa, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lamesa, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,469
Median Household Income
± $9,069
4.43k
Number of Households
± 432

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.43k households in Lamesa, TX declined from $40,469 from the previous year's value of $43,239.

The following chart displays the households in Lamesa, 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lamesa, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.6%)
  2. Carpooled (14.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.43%)

In 2020, 76.6% of workers in Lamesa, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.5%) and those who worked at home (5.43%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lamesa, TX have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.742% of the workforce in Lamesa, 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 Lamesa, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lamesa, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lamesa, TX (2.49k out of 11k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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83.9% of the population of Lamesa, TX has health coverage, with 34.8% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.981% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 827 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.1% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.1%
Uninsured
34.8%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.981%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lamesa, TX declined by 3.22% from 16.6% to 16.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lamesa, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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