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Time Zone: Lamar County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Paris is the Seat for Lamar County.

Lamar County was founded in 1840 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lamar had a population of 48,965 people. This is an increase of 0.96% since the last Census (which gave a population of 48,499 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lamar represented 0.23% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 56th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201049,793+2.67%+1.69% since 2009
200948,965+0.96% 
200848,961+0.95% 
200748,974+0.98% 
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200048,499The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lamar County Census Page for Lamar County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lamar County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lamar County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Paris   25,75625,8980.55% decrease  
Reno   3,0862,76711.53% increase  
Blossom   1,4561,4391.18% increase  
Roxton   6936940.14% decrease  
Deport   63471811.7% decrease  

Websites for Lamar County

Official Website:   www.co.lamar.tx.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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