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 2019:49,859More data
Estimate 2018:49,729 
Estimate 2017:49,568 
Estimate 2016:49,528 
Estimate 2015:49,373 
Estimate 2014:49,411 
Estimate 2013:49,092 
Estimate 2012:49,656 
Estimate 2011:49,861 
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:1,571More data
Deport city (pt.):514More data
Paris city:24,839More data
Reno city:3,316More data
Roxton city:642More data
Sun Valley city:79More 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 - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:8.1%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:80.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.4%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:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:3.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:74.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:13.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.8%More data
65 and Older:19.2%More data
85 and Older:2.3%More data
Median Age:40.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$40,763More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$2,027,045,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$45,767More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$41,695More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$42,546 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$41,174 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,700 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$39,486 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.394000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,850,853,746More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,401,208,576More data
Total Actual Levy:$13,400,762More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,405,465More data
CY 2018:$3,319,686 
CY 2017:$3,230,863 
CY 2016:$3,250,321 
CY 2015:$3,014,438 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:62.901More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:32.282More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:347.286More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:2.296More data
On-System Subtotal:444.765More data
City Streets:235.551More data
Certified County Roads:858.554More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:13.126More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,107.231More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,551.996More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:189.593More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:111.832More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:697.816More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:4.592More data
On-System Subtotal:1,003.833More data
City Streets:471.102More data
Certified County Roads:1,717.471More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:26.252More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,214.825More data
County Total:3,218.658More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Lamar County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.