Lamb County, Texas facts for kids
|Lamb County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
1,018 sq mi (2,637 km²)
1,016 sq mi (2,631 km²)
1.5 sq mi (4 km²), 0.2%
14/sq mi (5/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: George A. Lamb|
Lamb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,977. Its county seat is Littlefield. The county was created in 1876 but not organized until 1908. 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 birth place of country music singer Waylon Jennings.
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.
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.
- Castro County (north)
- Hale County (east)
- Hockley County (south)
- Bailey County (west)
- Parmer County (northwest)
- Lubbock County (southeast)
- Cochran County (southwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,709 people, 5,360 households, and 3,991 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 76.1% 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. 43.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,360 households out of which 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 non-families. 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 spread out with 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 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 18.0% 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.
Lamb County Library in downtown Littlefield across from the First Baptist Church
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