Lamb County, Texas

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Lamb County, Texas
Lamb County, TX, Courthouse IMG 4766.JPG
Lamb County Courthouse in Littlefield, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Lamb County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Named for George A. Lamb
Seat Littlefield
Largest city Littlefield
Area
 • Total 1,018 sq mi (2,637 km2)
 • Land 1,016 sq mi (2,631 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.15%
Population
 • (2010) 13,977
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website co.lamb.tx.us
Littlefield claims the world's tallest windmill.
Lamb County Library in downtown Littlefield across from the First Baptist Church
Lamb County Leader-News in Littlefield
Lamb County Veterans Memorial
Littlefield Farmers Co-op grain elevator

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 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.

The historic Triple Arrow Ranch in Lamb County is owned by Commissioner's Court Judge William A. Anderson, Jr., and his wife, the former LeNora Jo Thompson.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4
1900 31 675.0%
1910 540 1,641.9%
1920 1,175 117.6%
1930 17,452 1,385.3%
1940 17,606 0.9%
1950 20,015 13.7%
1960 21,896 9.4%
1970 17,770 −18.8%
1980 18,669 5.1%
1990 15,072 −19.3%
2000 14,709 −2.4%
2010 13,977 −5.0%
Est. 2012 14,008 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 23,722 people, 9,360 households, and 11,993 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 6,294 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.10% White, 4.30% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 16.95% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 43.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,360 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% 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 spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,898, and the median income 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 18.00% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 15.30% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 19, 2013
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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