|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lamesa is 8,751. Lamesa, Texas is the 3,425th largest city in the US.
Lamesa is located entirely in Dawson County.
The peak population of Lamesa was in 1990, when its population was 10,810. In 1990, Lamesa was the 2,321st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,425th largest city in the US. Lamesa is currently 19.0% smaller than it was in 1990.
Lamesa has shrunk 11.7% since the year 2000. Lamesa, Texas's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Lamesa has a population density of 1,891.2 people per square mile.
|3419||Oxford, North Carolina||8,775||4.2%|
|3424||Port Jervis, New York||8,754||-1.2%|
|3426||Highland Park, Texas||8,747||-1.1%|
|3429||Rock Falls, Illinois||8,724||-9.0%|
The total voting age population of Lamesa, Texas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 6,211. The voting age population is 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.0% of the residents of Lamesa are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Lamesa are 80.9% White, 11.6% Other, 3.3% Black, 3.2% Two or more races, 0.8% American Indian and 0.1% Asian. Additionally, 64.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Lamesa, 29.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 39.4%. On a per-household basis, 24.8% of families are below the poverty line in Lamesa.
Among those aged 16 and older, 58.1% of Lamesa residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 70.5% of Lamesa residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 14.9% have a bachelor's degree and 2.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Lamesa residents aged 5 and older, 42.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 41.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Lamesa is 5.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Lamesa, 23.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Lamesa is $36,904.
In Lamesa, 66.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 33.4% of housing units in Lamesa.
Of all the housing units in Lamesa, 3.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Lamesa, 3.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 140 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lamesa is $650.
In Lamesa, 67.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.