Lamb County

Lamb County, Texas

100 6th St Rm 103
Littlefield, TX 79339
Phone: (806) 385-4222
Fax: (806) 385-6485

In west-central TX panhandle, northwest of Lubbock; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Lt. George A. Lamb (?-1836), Republic of TX army officer killed at the Battle of San Jacinto

Area (sq mi):: 1017.73 (land 1016.21; water 1.52) Population per square mile: 14.20
Population 2005: 14,467 State rank: 140 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.60%; 1990-2000 -2.40% Population 2000: 14,709 (White 51.30%; Black or African American 4.30%; Hispanic or Latino 43.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 19.50%). Foreign born: 6.30%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,169; median household $27,898; Population below poverty level: 20.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,110-$21,190
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Brad Heffington, a cotton farmer based in Lamb County, pointed out that the Ogallala in the High Plains Underground Water District was essentially stable in 2010, a rainy year that allowed for some replenishing of the aquifer.
6 mi N of Fieldton, Lamb County, Texas, 2 June 1988, one specimen (TTU 11478).