Lamesa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,427 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lamesa is the 232nd largest community in Texas.
Lamesa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lamesa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lamesa who work in office and administrative support (12.69%), sales jobs (10.50%), and management occupations (9.87%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lamesa spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The rate of college-level education in Lamesa is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.66% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lamesa in 2010 was $23,052, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,208 for a family of four. However, Lamesa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lamesa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lamesa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lamesa, accounting for 58.28% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lamesa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lamesa include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lamesa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.