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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

49,791
0.0
933.1
907.2
335–670
47.07
31.8
95.8
23,860
3.9
$224,600,773
$37,578
$4,689,826,091
$727,841,695

map of Lamar County
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Physical Features: North Texas county on divide between Red, Sulphur rivers; soils chiefly blackland, except along Red; pines, hardwoods; Pat Mayse Lake and Lake Crook.

Economy: Varied manufacturing, agribusiness, medical, government/services.

locator map for Lamar County

History: Caddo Indian area. First Anglo-American settlers arrived about 1815. County created in 1840 from Red River County; organized in 1841; named for second president of Republic, Mirabeau B. Lamar.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 74.7; Black, 13.3; Hispanic, 7.7; Asian, 0.8; Other, 1.7; Two or more races, 2.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 722; deaths, 641; marriages, 388; divorces, 268.

Recreation: Lake activities; Gambill goose refuge; hunting, fishing; state park; Trail de Paris rail-to-trail; Sam Bell Maxey Home; State Sen. A.M. Aikin Archives, other museums.

Minerals: Negligible.

Agriculture: Beef, hay, dairy, soybeans (first in acreage), wheat, corn, sorghum, cotton. Market value $84.9 million.

PARIS (25,612) county seat; varied manufacturing, food processing, government/services; hospitals; junior college; museums; Tour de Paris bicycle rally in July; archery pro-am tournament in March.

Other towns include: Arthur City (180), Blossom (1,569), Brookston (130), Chicota (150), Cunningham (110), Deport (582, partly in Red River County), Pattonville (180), Petty (130), Powderly (1,166), Reno (3,296), Roxton (671), Sumner (95), Sun Valley (80), Toco (80).

a farm pond along FM 196

A farm pond along FM 196. Photo by Robert Plocheck.