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Overview

Introduction to Lampasas, Texas

Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas county, is 27 miles W of Killeen, Texas (center to center) and 61 miles NW of Austin, Texas.

Lampasas History

John Burleson, who served in the Texas Revolution, received 1,280 acres for his services and established a permanent settlement with it in the 1850s. The area was initially called Burleson, but, because of the seven mineral springs in the area, the name was changed to Lampasas Springs. The county of Lampasas was created in 1856. Because the law mandated that the name of the county seat should be the same as the county, the city's name was changed to Lampasas. The railroad that connected Lampasas with Galveston heralded progress and development in leaps and bounds. The first passenger train came to the city in May 1872.

Lampasas and Nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Bend State Park
  • Keystone Square Museum
  • Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Things To Do In Lampasas

There are several places of interest in and around Lampasas. Hancock Park, Cambell Park and Hanna Springs, Keystone Square Museum, and Colorado Bend State Park are all located in the area. Golfers may enjoy a game at Hancock Park Golf Course. Historic Hancock Springs Free Flow Pool and Hanna Springs Swimming Pool are open to the public. Mother Neff State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Inks Lake State Park have provisions for hiking, picnicking, swimming, biking, and camping. Some of the historic sites that may be visited are Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, State Capitol, and Texas State Cemetary.

Lampasas Transportation

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Lampasas Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Central Texas College, Temple College, and Howard Payne University.

People

Total Population 7,096
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,932
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $27,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,764
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,506

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,838
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $725
Median House Value $91,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lampasas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles W of Killeen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles NW of Austin, Texas
County Lampasas
Standard Zip Codes 76550
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.063
Longitude -98.181

Lampasas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAMPASAS
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 58 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
Station EVANT 1 SSW
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station SAN SABA
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lampasas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake Victor (76550)

Naruna (76550)

Nix (76550)

Watson (76550)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bertram 1,461 $53,304
Burnet 6,104 $44,880
Copperas Cove 33,005 $60,911

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lampasas Public Libraries

Library
Lampasas Public Library
201 S MAIN ST
Lampasas, Texas
(512) 556-3251
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Lampasas Hospitals

ROLLINS BROOK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
608 NORTH KEY AVENUE
(512) 556-3682
Emergency Service: Yes

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207 W 8TH ST
512-556-3614
Serves 981 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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