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Lamb County, Texas
Lamb County, TX, Courthouse IMG 4766.JPG
Lamb County Courthouse in Littlefield
Map of Texas highlighting Lamb County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1908
Named for George A. Lamb
Seat Littlefield
Largest cityLittlefield
Area
 • Total1,018 sq mi (2,637 km2)
 • Land1,016 sq mi (2,631 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • ( 2010)13,977
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website co.lamb.tx.us

Lamb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,977. [1] Its county seat is Littlefield. [2] The county was created in 1876, but not organized until 1908. [3] It is named for George A. Lamb, who died in the Battle of San Jacinto.

Lamb County was the home of the Texas House Speaker Bill W. Clayton, who served from 1975 until 1983. It is also the birthplace of country music singer Waylon Jennings.

History

Lamb County was formed in 1876 from portions of Bexar County. It was named after George A. Lamb, a soldier in the Battle of San Jacinto.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,018 square miles (2,640 km2), of which 1,016 square miles (2,630 km2) are land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.2%) are water. [4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18904
190031675.0%
19105401,641.9%
19201,175117.6%
193017,4521,385.3%
194017,6060.9%
195020,01513.7%
196021,8969.4%
197017,770−18.8%
198018,6695.1%
199015,072−19.3%
200014,709−2.4%
201013,977−5.0%
Est. 201613,275 [5]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1850–2010 [7] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [8] of 2000, 14,709 people, 5,360 households, and 3,991 families resided in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). The 6,294 housing units averaged 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.1% White, 4.3% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, less than 0.05% Pacific Islander, 16.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. About 43.5% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 5,360 households, 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were not families. About 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was distributed as 29.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,898, and for a family was $31,833. Males had a median income of $36,434 versus $30,342 for females. The per capita income for the county was $30,169. About 18.0% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Major highways

Airports

Littlefield Municipal Airport is located in Lamb County, 3 nautical miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Littlefield, Texas.

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated place

Unincorporated community

Gallery

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [9]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 77.9% 3,111 19.3% 771 2.8% 113
2012 74.8% 3,058 24.4% 998 0.9% 35
2008 73.9% 3,344 25.6% 1,156 0.6% 25
2004 79.8% 3,410 20.1% 857 0.1% 4
2000 75.1% 3,451 24.2% 1,114 0.7% 33
1996 56.7% 2,593 36.8% 1,683 6.5% 298
1992 55.0% 2,998 31.9% 1,737 13.1% 715
1988 57.6% 3,064 42.0% 2,230 0.4% 22
1984 66.8% 3,892 32.9% 1,919 0.3% 17
1980 62.8% 3,723 35.9% 2,132 1.3% 78
1976 41.5% 2,413 58.0% 3,374 0.5% 28
1972 74.2% 3,981 25.2% 1,350 0.7% 35
1968 41.1% 2,595 35.9% 2,267 23.1% 1,460
1964 31.9% 2,022 68.0% 4,318 0.1% 9
1960 46.0% 2,764 51.4% 3,089 2.6% 154
1956 35.5% 1,840 64.2% 3,325 0.2% 12
1952 51.4% 2,913 48.5% 2,748 0.2% 11
1948 12.0% 475 83.3% 3,286 4.7% 186
1944 17.9% 616 69.9% 2,407 12.2% 421
1940 13.6% 513 86.2% 3,259 0.3% 11
1936 11.4% 300 88.2% 2,320 0.4% 10
1932 8.2% 271 90.6% 2,978 1.2% 39
1928 74.2% 1,266 25.8% 440
1924 23.9% 121 70.2% 356 5.9% 30
1920 32.5% 136 63.0% 264 4.5% 19
1916 8.1% 14 87.2% 150 4.7% 8
1912 7.1% 6 63.1% 53 29.8% 25

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  9. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-26.

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LAMB COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

34°04′N 102°21′W / 34.07°N 102.35°W / 34.07; -102.35