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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,238
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+2,920
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,226

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,757
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$742
Median House Value$94,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.4%
Irish10.4%
English5.7%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Polish2.1%
Italian2%
Czech1%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Dutch0.4%
African0.3%
Liberian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
German0.1%
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Lampasas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lampasas County
Standard Zip Codes76550
Phone Area Codes512
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude31.06
Approximate Longitude-98.18

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)

StationLAMPASAS
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 58 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip31 inches
StationEVANT 1 SSW
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches
StationSAN SABA
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 59 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 81 F
Annual Precip27.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bertram1,508$60,000
Burnet6,161$47,103
Copperas Cove33,052$60,154
Kempner1,105$51,806
Lometa753$43,173

Lampasas Public Libraries

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

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Lampasas Hospitals

Rollins Brook Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
608 North Key Avenue

Lampasas Public Schools

Hanna Springs El
604 E Ave F
ZIP: 76550
(512) 556-2152
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Kline Whitis El
500 S Willis St
ZIP: 76550
(512) 556-8291
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Lampasas H S
2716 S Hwy 281
ZIP: 76550
(512) 564-2310
High
Total Enrollment 1020
Lampasas Middle
902 S Broad St
ZIP: 76550
(512) 556-3101
Middle
Total Enrollment 766

Lampasas Private Schools

First Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
402 S Key Ave
ZIP: 76550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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