Lamesa, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 9,952. Estimated population in 2021: 9,321 (-6.3% change)
Males: 4,718 (47.4%), Females: 5,234 (52.6%)

Dawson County

Zip code: 79331

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $27,362
Median house value: $37,200

Races in Lamesa:

  • Hispanic (53.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (41.9%)
  • Other race (19.5%)
  • Black (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (8.0%), German (4.9%), English (4.5%), Irish (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lamesa

  • High school or higher: 60.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamesa city

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

3.9% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -819 (-7.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Lamesa:

  • MEDICAL ARTS HOSPITAL (1600 N BRYAN AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lamesa:

  • LYNN COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 34 miles; TAHOKA, TX)
  • BROWNFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 38 miles; BROWNFIELD, TX)
  • MARTIN COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 46 miles; STANTON, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lamesa:

  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 58 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 64 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 88 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lamesa:

  • LAMESA MUNI (about 4 miles; LAMESA, TX; Abbreviation: 2F5)
  • T-BAR (about 32 miles; TAHOKA, TX; Abbreviation: 2F4)
  • TERRY COUNTY (about 34 miles; BROWNFIELD, TX; Abbreviation: Q26)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamesa:

  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 50 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 68 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 69 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 102 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 128 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 138 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)

Schools

Public high school in Lamesa:

  • LAMESA H S (Students: 621; Location: 212 N HOUSTON; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lamesa:

  • SOUTH EL (Students: 633; Location: 212 N HOUSTON; Grades: PK – 02)
  • LAMESA MIDDLE (Students: 438; Location: 212 N HOUSTON; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTH EL (Students: 435; Location: 212 N HOUSTON; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • KLONDIKE ISD (Students: 176; Location: 2911 COUNTY RD H; Grades: PK – 12)

Libraries

Library in Lamesa:

  • DAWSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $177,215; Location: 511 N 3RD ST; 34,439 books; 2,615 audio materials; 1,760 video materials; 95 serial subscriptions)

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