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Lamesa is a city in Dawson County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "the table," referring to the flat terrain

The latitude of Lamesa is 32.737N. The longitude is -101.95W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,992 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,462.


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Median household income
Local
$27,362
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lamesa demographic reports
Lamesa is at the edge of the High Plains
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 35. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Forrest Park
Historic sites and museums: Dal Paso Museum
Colleges and universities: Howard College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Lamesa residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lamesa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lamesa was $16,211, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Lamesa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lamesa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $273.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.


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Libraries in Lamesa include Dawson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Dawson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lamesa political report.

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The average commute time for Lamesa workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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