Lamesa, TX


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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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lamesa who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), sales jobs (9.51%), and management occupations (8.45%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.44 minutes getting to work every day.

In Lamesa, just 11.04% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lamesa in 2010 was $22,880, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,520 for a family of four. However, Lamesa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lamesa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lamesa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lamesa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lamesa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 58.67% of the city’s residents. 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 Greek.

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