Lampasas is the capital and the county seat ( county seat ) of the Lampasas County in the U.S. state of Texas in the United States.
The city is located northeast of the geographical center of Texas at the intersection of U.S. Highways 183, 281 and 190 at Sulphur Creek and has a total area of 16.1 km ², of which 0.1 km ² water surface.
The town was founded around 1850 by John Burleson, who was awarded for his service during the Texas Revolution here in 1280 acres of land and established the permanent settlement. Then the name was changed to Lampasas Springs because of the seven mineral springs in the area. As in 1856, the county was formed, there was a decree that the city had the same name as the County and has been renamed to its present name.
According to the census of 2000, there were 6,786 people in 2,554 households and 1,711 families. The population density was 424.0 inhabitants per km ². The racial the population was composed of 84.78 % White, 2.03 % African American, 0.71 % Native American, 0.57 % Asian, 0.07 % Pacific Islander residents from the and 10.06 % from other ethnic groups. Approximately 1.77% were of mixed descent, and 23.11 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 2,554 households, 33.7 % had children under the age of 18 living with them. 48.4 % were married couples living together. 13.9% were single mothers and 33.0 % were non-families. 29.5 % of all households were single-person households, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size amounted to 3.13.
27.6% of the population were under 18 years old, 8.2 % from 18 to 24, 25.2% 25-44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.8 % who were 65 years or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females of all ages were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, 84.0 males.
The median income for a household was $ 27,898, and the median income for a family $ 31,012. Males have a median income of $ 26,606 versus $ 19,959 for females. The per capita income was $ 13,409. 21.1 % of the population and 18.3 % of families are below the poverty line. Of which 28.5 % have children under the age of 18 and 16.9 % of those 65 or older.