Lamb County, Texas
|Lamb County, Texas|
Lamb County Courthouse in Littlefield, Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||George A. Lamb|
|• 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%|
|• Density||16/sq mi (6/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Lamb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,977. Its seat is Littlefield. Lamb 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 Billy Wayne "Bill" 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.
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.
- Castro County (north)
- Hale County (east)
- Hockley County (south)
- Bailey County (west)
- Parmer County (northwest)
- Lubbock County (southeast)
As of the census 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.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 19, 2013
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Lamb County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Lamb County on the Open Directory Project
- Lamb County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
||Parmer County||Castro County|
|Bailey County||Hale County|