Lamar County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2017:49,587More data
Estimate 2016:49,565 
Estimate 2015:49,367 
Estimate 2014:49,393 
Estimate 2013:49,093 
Estimate 2012:49,684 
Estimate 2011:49,863 
Census 2010:49,793More data
Census 2000:48,499More data
Population of the County Seat (Paris)
Census 2010:25,171 
Census 2000:25,898 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Blossom city:1,564More data
Deport city (pt.):514More data
Paris city:24,800More data
Reno city:3,300More data
Roxton city:642More data
Sun Valley city:70More data
Toco city:74More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:907.2More data
Water Area:25.9More data
Total Area:933.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:54.89More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:52.92More data
Percent Rural:47.08More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:7.9%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:81.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:74.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:12.9%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.9%More data
65 and Older:19.0%More data
85 and Older:2.3%More data
Median Age:40.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$40,610More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$2,013,704,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$47,212More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:84.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:16.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$42,543More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$41,174 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,700 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$39,486 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$38,727 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:6.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:8.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.394300More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,742,148,533More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,316,300,668More data
Total Actual Levy:$13,076,174More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$3,230,863More data
CY 2016:$3,250,321 
CY 2015:$3,014,438 
CY 2014:$3,217,604 
CY 2013:$3,033,154 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:62.918More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:32.351More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:347.648More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:2.284More data
On-System Subtotal:445.201More data
City Streets:235.552More data
Certified County Roads:858.578More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:13.129More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,107.259More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,552.460More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:185.368More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:111.749More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:698.504More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:4.568More data
On-System Subtotal:1,000.189More data
City Streets:471.104More data
Certified County Roads:1,717.519More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:26.258More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,214.881More data
County Total:3,215.070More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Lamar County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Lamar County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Lamar County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Lamar County»

Special Districts in Lamar County.
School Districts in Lamar County.
History of City Tax Rates in Lamar County.

Airports in Lamar County.
Hospitals in Lamar County.
Prisons in Lamar County.