Lampasas County, Texas

The Lampasas County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Lampasas.


The County is located about 40 km east of the geographic center of Texas and has an area of 1849 square kilometers, of which 5 square kilometers is water area. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Hamilton County, Coryell County, Bell County, Burnet County, San Saba County and Mills County.


Lampasas County was formed in 1856 from parts of Bell County, Coryell County and Travis County. It was named after the city of Lampasas in Mexico or the Lampasas River.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Lampasas County 17 762 people in 6,554 households and 4,876 families. The population density was 10 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 86.75 percent White, 3.10 percent African American, 0.70 percent Native American, 0.75 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 6.49 percent from other races groups; 2.15 percent were descended from two or more races. 15.07 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,554 households out of which 35.1 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 60.7 percent were married couples living together, 9.5 percent were single mothers and 25.6 percent were non-families. 21.9 percent of all households and 10.5 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08 persons.

27.6 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 7.7 percent between 18 to 24, 27.2 percent between 25 and 44, 23.0 percent between 45 and 64 and 14.5 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household was $ 36,176, and the median income for a family was $ 41,395. Males have a median income of $ 30,320, women $ 20,637. The per capita income was $ 17,184. 10.7 percent of families and 14.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Kempner
  • Lake Victor
  • Lampasas
  • Lometa
  • Naruna
  • Nothing
  • Rumley
  • Scallorn
  • Watson