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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lamesa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dawson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79331 ZIP code.
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.
13% of Lamesa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lamesa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $273. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.
Libraries in Lamesa include Dawson County Public Library ... View libraries
Dawson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lamesa political report.
The average commute time for Lamesa workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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