Lometa, Texas

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Lometa is a city in Lampasas County, Texas, United States. The population was 782 at the 2000 census. It is part of the KilleenTempleFort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Lometa is located at 31°13′5″N 98°23′34″W / 31.21806°N 98.39278°W / 31.21806; -98.39278 (31.218129, -98.392916)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Events

The annual festivals in Lometa are a spring Diamond Back Jubilee, an annual livestock show, and a summer junior rodeo.

Lometa has a lone stoplight, a recent improvement as of 2003 from the original four-way stop, in the middle of town. On the edge of town there is a nice municipal park with camping sites and a rodeo arena and grounds.

Lometa was a 200-acre (0.81 km2) site platted May 17, 1886, as a railroad stop. The town was rapidly transplanted out of the nearby stagecoach stop of Senterfitt. The town had originally been called Montvale, but a change was made in 1886 when a post office was applied for.

By 1890 there were 150 Lometans and four years later the town got its first newspaper. Another weekly paper was published in 1896 and a third by 1900.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 782 people, 291 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 866.6 people per square mile (335.5/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 375.7/sq mi (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.12% White, 2.30% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 11.51% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.80% of the population.

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