Lamar County

Lamar County, Texas

Lamar County, Texas

The Union Station pened to the public in 1912 and served passenger trains that linked major Texas regions.  Photograph by Ebmrreditor.

Lamar County is in North Texas on the Oklahoma border. Paris, the county's largest town and the county seat, is about 100 miles northeast of Dallas. The county's center point is 33°40' north latitude and 95°35' west longitude. Lamar County comprises 919 square miles of pasture and farmlands, with some scattered timber. The terrain is gently rolling; the elevation ranges between 400 and 635 feet above sea level. Northern Lamar County, above Paris, drains into the Red River, while the southern half drains southeast into the North Sulphur River. Soil types range from a blackland clay, which predominates in the southern half of the county, to loamy soils characteristic of the once-wooded areas of the northern part of the county. Mineral resources include limestone and gravel from the Red River and North Sulphur River regions. The major lakes are Lake Pat Mayes, a 5,000-acre reservoir formed by the impoundment of Sanders Creek in the northern portion of the county during the late 1960s, and Lake Crook, a small reservoir on Pine Creek just north of Paris. Temperatures range from an average high of 94° F in August to an average low of 31° in January. Rainfall averages slightly more than forty-five inches a year. The growing season extends for 228 days.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Lamar County is classified as a County

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335 ft – 670 ft

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Lamar County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Lamar County
Pop. Year Source
49,859 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Lamar County
People Year Source
23,623 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$40,763 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Lamar County
USD ($) Year Source
4,850,853,746 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Lamar County
USD ($) Year Source
748,692,665 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Lamar County
USD ($) Year Source
253,717,525 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
47.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
31.8 95.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Lamar County
Area (square miles) Year Source
907.2 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Lamar County
Area (square miles) Year Source
933.1 2019 United States Census Bureau