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Encyclopedia > Lamar County, Texas
Lamar County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas

Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1841
Seat Paris
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,415 km² (932 mi²)
2,375 km² (917 mi²)
40 km² (15 mi²), 1.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48,499
20/km² 
Website: www.co.lamar.tx.us

Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 48,499. Its county seat is Paris6. The county is named for Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_TX.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Texas ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Paris is a city located 98 miles (158 km) northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Lamar County, Texas, in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Paris is a city located 98 miles (158 km) northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Lamar County, Texas, in the United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (August 16, 1798 - December 19, 1859) was the third president of the Republic of Texas. ... Capital Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, Columbia (1836) Houston (1837–1839) Austin (1839–1845) Language(s) English (de facto) Spanish, French, German and Native American languages regionally Government Republic President1  - 1836-1838 Sam Houston  - 1838-1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar  - 1841-1844 Sam Houston  - 1844-1845 Anson Jones Vice...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,415 km² (932 mi²). 2,375 km² (917 mi²) of it is land and 40 km² (15 mi²) of it (1.68%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links US_82. ... United States Highway 82 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_271. ... United States Highway 271 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links Texas_19. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Junction Location Lamar County Bus US 82 Paris Bus US 271 Paris SH 24 Paris Delta County SH 24 Lake Creek SH 154 east of Cooper Hopkins County SH 154 Sulphur Springs SH 11 Sulphur Springs I 30 Sulphur Springs, MP122 Rains County US 69 Emory Van Zandt County US... State Highway 24, or SH 24, runs from Paris to Campbell in north Texas. ...

Adjacent counties

Choctaw County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... Red River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Delta County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Fannin County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Bryan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,499 people, 19,077 households, and 13,468 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (53/mi²). There were 21,113 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.46% White, 13.47% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 19,077 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 13.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $31,609, and the median income for a family was $38,359. Males had a median income of $30,539 versus $21,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,000. About 12.80% of families and 16.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

  • Arthur City (unincorporated)
  • Blossom
  • Brookston (unincorporated)
  • Chicota (unincorporated)
  • Cunningham (unincorporated)
  • Deport (partly in Red River County)
  • Paris
  • Pattonville (unincorporated)

Arthur City (Texas) Arthur City is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Blossom is a city located in Lamar County, Texas. ... Brookston is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Chicota is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Cunningham is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Deport is a city located in Texas. ... Paris is a city located 98 miles (158 km) northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Lamar County, Texas, in the United States. ... Pattonville is an unincorporated community located along U.S. Highway 271 in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Petty is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Powderly is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Reno is a city located in Lamar County, Texas. ... Roxton is a city located in Lamar County, Texas. ... Sumner is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas (USA). ... Sun Valley is a city located in Lamar County, Texas. ... Toco is a city located in Lamar County, Texas. ...

Education

The following school districts serve Lamar County:

  • Chisum ISD (small portion in Delta County)
  • Fannindel ISD (mostly in Delta and Fannin counties; small portion in Hunt County)
  • Honey Grove ISD (mostly in Fannin County)
  • North Lamar ISD
  • Paris ISD
  • Prairiland ISD (small portion in Red River County)
  • Roxton ISD

In addition, Paris Junior College serves the county. Chisum Independent School District is a public school district based in Paris, Texas (USA). ... Fannindel Independent School District is a public school district based in Ladonia, Texas (USA). ... Honey Grove Independent School District is a public school district based in Honey Grove, Texas (USA). ... North Lamar Independent School District is a public school district based in Paris, Texas (USA). ... Paris Independent School District is a public school district based in Paris, Texas (USA). ... Prairiland Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Pattonville, Texas. ... Roxton Independent School District is a public school district based in Roxton, Texas (USA). ... Paris Junior College, or PJC, was founded in 1924 as a campus of Paris Independent School District. ...


External links

Coordinates: 33°40′N 95°34′W / 33.67, -95.57 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Handbook of Texas Online: (2494 words)
The county court continued to meet at Lafayette, however, until the Texas Congress passed a law in 1842 requiring that each county seat be located within five miles of the geographic center of the county.
Lamar County was well situated to play a significant role in the transportation of goods and merchandise in North Texas.
County population growth continued upwards to a record of 55,742 residents in 1920, then began an erratic decline to a low of 34,234 in 1960.
Texas Cooperative Extension, The Lamar County Office (261 words)
Settlement of the Lamar County area began in the 1820's.
Lamar County was officially organized in 1841 and named for Mirabeau B. Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas.
Lamar County spans some 894 square miles between the Red River to the north and the Sulphur River to the south.
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