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Lamar County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 907.2 square miles
Population Density 54.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 49,426
Population change -0.7%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 23.7%
65 and over 18.1%
Females 51.7%
White 81.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 7.1
Asian 0.7%
Two or more races 2.6%
Black or African American 13.5%
Native American 1.6%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.5%
Veterans 3,800
Households and Housing
Households 19,416
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.4%
Median household income $40,104
The per capita income $21,468
Live below the poverty line. 19.1%
housing units 22,489
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $85,300
Residents owning their homes. 65.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,469
Women-owned firms 31.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $637,577
Retail sales per capita $13,019
Manufacturers shipments $2,411,601
Merchant wholesaler sales $0