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ABOUT US

Lighthouse Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a non-profit, member-owned rural electric cooperative headquartered in Floydada, Texas, originally organized in 1937 as Floyd County Rural Electric Cooperative. Its original REA loan application was the first to propose serving irrigation wells as part of the project. By 1953, the cooperative had outgrown its name, and a contest held to choose a new name was won by the member's entry suggesting "Lighthouse" because "the wonderful REA electricity lights up my home like a lighthouse on the plains!" In 1978, Hall County Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Memphis, Texas, merged with Lighthouse, forming a new cooperative which now operates 4300 miles of line serving 8900 meters in parts of 12 Texas counties including Hale, Floyd, Swisher, Briscoe, Hall, Crosby, Dickens, Motley, Donley, Childress, Collingsworth, and Cottle. Lighthouse is governed by a board of 9 directors elected by the membership from 9 geographic areas of the cooperative. Through their ownership of Lighthouse, members also have an ownership interest in Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, their generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative headquartered in Amarillo, Texas.

Briscoe County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,568

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

685

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$72,770

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

540

Births

BIRTHS

12

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$44,979

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$45,758

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.85 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.12 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

7.45 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

30.32 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.86 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.39 %

MANUFACTURING

3.72 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.57 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

8.51 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.86 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.85 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.26 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.18 %

UTILITIES

0.27 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.79 %

Childress County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

7,409

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,481

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$115,844

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,940

Births

BIRTHS

65

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$43,591

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$34,028

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.73 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.50 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.71 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

37.73 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.48 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

11.08 %

MANUFACTURING

0.55 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

1.97 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.32 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.23 %

RETAIL TRADE

14.16 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.87 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.95 %

UTILITIES

3.39 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.32 %

Collingsworth County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

2,961

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,156

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$92,721

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,035

Births

BIRTHS

29

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$40,957

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$44,903

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.49 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

19.71 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.94 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

26.69 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.35 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.08 %

MANUFACTURING

2.03 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

5.52 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.48 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

4.50 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.25 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.84 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.18 %

UTILITIES

1.91 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.03 %

Cottle County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,418

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

665

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$62,015

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

542

Births

BIRTHS

13

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$39,513

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$68,268

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.18 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

14.12 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

10.20 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

22.55 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.18 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.75 %

MANUFACTURING

6.08 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

2.35 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.53 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

15.69 %

RETAIL TRADE

6.67 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

6.47 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.49 %

UTILITIES

0.59 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.18 %

Crosby County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,818

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,206

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$76,518

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,265

Births

BIRTHS

59

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$38,433

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$41,146

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.74 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

10.43 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.63 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

37.51 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.51 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.74 %

MANUFACTURING

1.59 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.23 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.81 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.11 %

RETAIL TRADE

12.09 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

0.94 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

8.98 %

UTILITIES

0.29 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

8.40 %

Dickens County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

2,242

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

842

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$72,585

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

629

Births

BIRTHS

16

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$40,263

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$38,730

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.73 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.55 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.32 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

32.02 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

4.72 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.09 %

MANUFACTURING

0.79 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.29 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.93 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

4.32 %

RETAIL TRADE

13.75 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

1.96 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

8.25 %

UTILITIES

6.29 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.98 %

Donley County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,324

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,387

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$93,510

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,360

Births

BIRTHS

33

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$44,579

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$45,336

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

10.31 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.80 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.20 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

38.54 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.70 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

7.71 %

MANUFACTURING

1.90 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

3.90 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.50 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

4.10 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.81 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.90 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.31 %

UTILITIES

0.90 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.40 %

Floyd County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,793

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,251

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$97,108

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,361

Births

BIRTHS

69

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$42,822

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$42,627

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.17 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.69 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.92 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

32.89 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.40 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

3.43 %

MANUFACTURING

2.80 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

10.98 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.18 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.63 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.12 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.92 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

8.87 %

UTILITIES

4.29 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

6.69 %

Hale County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

33,878

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

11,179

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$111,778

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

11,027

Births

BIRTHS

421

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,790

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$38,674

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

4.77 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

11.65 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.93 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

19.29 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.32 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

9.05 %

MANUFACTURING

5.27 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

4.43 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.43 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

5.57 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.17 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

10.94 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.37 %

UTILITIES

1.06 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.75 %

Hall County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,006

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,246

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$60,279

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,014

Births

BIRTHS

24

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$34,117

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$35,416

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.44 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

8.66 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.99 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

29.97 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.89 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

7.99 %

MANUFACTURING

3.22 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.21 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.44 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

0.44 %

RETAIL TRADE

14.98 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

6.10 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.88 %

UTILITIES

3.55 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.22 %

Motley County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,217

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

558

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$80,527

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

417

Births

BIRTHS

12

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$39,989

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$39,505

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.13 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

12.50 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

1.83 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

32.93 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.83 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

7.32 %

MANUFACTURING

4.27 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.10 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.13 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.62 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.59 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

1.22 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.10 %

UTILITIES

0.00 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.44 %

Swisher County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

7,501

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,688

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$109,399

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,401

Births

BIRTHS

79

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$43,570

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$53,734

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.44 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.69 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.69 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

37.46 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.42 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.26 %

MANUFACTURING

4.74 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.63 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.49 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.61 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.48 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

8.51 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.45 %

UTILITIES

1.47 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.65 %