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Lamesa, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Lamesa had a population of 9,526 as of July 1, 2016. Lamesa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lamesa is located at latitude 32.7333 and longitude -101.9538 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lamesa (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,992 feet.

The City of Lamesa (GNIS ID: 2411618) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lamesa is located within Lamesa Division of Dawson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lamesa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lamesa: Chicago.

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Lamesa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,526
Population in Households 9,286
Population in Familes 7,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 240
Population Density1 1,865
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 3,564
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,464
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,493 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,071 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 670 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $52,020
Average Home Value $85,072


Median Household Income $40,890
Average Household Income $52,843
Per Capita Income $19,491
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.45%
Households 0.07% 0.37%
Families 0.03% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lamesa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamesa to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 257 85th
Population Density1 # 337 81st
Diversity Index2 # 339 81st
Median Household Income # 1048 40th
Per Capita Income # 1178 33rd

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