Lamar County, Texas

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Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 48,499. Its county seat is Paris[1]. The county is named for Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 932 square miles (2,415 km²), of which 917 square miles (2,375 km²) is land and 15 square miles (40 km²) (1.68%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 48,499 people, 19,077 households, and 13,468 families residing in the county. The population density was 53 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 21,113 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.46% White, 13.47% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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