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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

1,518

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

662

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$67,451

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

531

Births

BIRTHS

9

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$43,533

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$34,165

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.61 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.08 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

7.22 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

32.09 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.87 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.81 %

MANUFACTURING

4.01 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

12.30 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.60 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

5.08 %

RETAIL TRADE

4.55 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.55 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.42 %

UTILITIES

0.27 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.55 %

Childress County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

7,281

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,359

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$103,196

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,827

Births

BIRTHS

86

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$41,420

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$29,965

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.29 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.23 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.23 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

40.20 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.04 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

11.21 %

MANUFACTURING

0.50 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

1.68 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.19 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

5.80 %

RETAIL TRADE

13.54 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

1.86 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.08 %

UTILITIES

3.87 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.25 %

Collingsworth County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

2,978

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,156

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$86,019

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,126

Births

BIRTHS

34

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$39,567

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$38,186

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

0.63 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

21.99 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.87 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

24.19 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.15 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

7.23 %

MANUFACTURING

1.88 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

5.13 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.40 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

8.17 %

RETAIL TRADE

9.01 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.61 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.40 %

UTILITIES

1.78 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.57 %

Cottle County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,381

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

648

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$55,211

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

498

Births

BIRTHS

10

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$36,348

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$60,247

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.12 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

8.99 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.99 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.09 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.12 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.43 %

MANUFACTURING

5.99 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

2.62 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.12 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

16.85 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.67 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

6.18 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.12 %

UTILITIES

0.56 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.12 %

Crosby County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,872

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,233

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$67,776

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,442

Births

BIRTHS

63

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$36,248

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$34,530

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.30 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

11.90 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.97 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

39.41 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.50 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.91 %

MANUFACTURING

1.98 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

5.08 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.24 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.66 %

RETAIL TRADE

16.36 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

0.99 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.63 %

UTILITIES

0.31 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.78 %

Dickens County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

2,207

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

832

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$66,798

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

648

Births

BIRTHS

20

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$39,747

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$32,006

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.49 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.07 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.88 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

34.69 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

4.46 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.40 %

MANUFACTURING

0.78 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.20 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.91 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

5.04 %

RETAIL TRADE

12.60 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

1.94 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.40 %

UTILITIES

6.20 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.97 %

Donley County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,351

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,386

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$85,603

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,451

Births

BIRTHS

36

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$40,378

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$44,176

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.58 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.57 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

7.80 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

39.28 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.65 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

9.75 %

MANUFACTURING

2.04 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

5.01 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.46 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.60 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.58 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.71 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.01 %

UTILITIES

0.37 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.58 %

Floyd County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,864

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,259

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$87,199

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,557

Births

BIRTHS

82

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$40,127

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$39,067

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.23 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.25 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.24 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

30.42 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.37 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

3.34 %

MANUFACTURING

2.33 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

12.29 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.92 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.25 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.90 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.09 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.84 %

UTILITIES

1.85 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

5.67 %

Hale County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

34,044

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

11,230

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$100,206

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

11,886

Births

BIRTHS

441

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$43,281

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$31,778

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.64 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

14.77 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.12 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

18.85 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.30 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.14 %

MANUFACTURING

5.06 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

4.65 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.05 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

4.28 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.89 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

11.21 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.90 %

UTILITIES

0.70 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.44 %

Hall County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,059

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,266

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$51,427

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,061

Births

BIRTHS

21

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$30,426

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$30,033

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.25 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

12.29 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.48 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

29.24 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.91 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.46 %

MANUFACTURING

2.84 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.48 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.64 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

4.78 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.28 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.92 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.85 %

UTILITIES

3.07 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.50 %

Motley County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,229

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

552

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$76,193

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

477

Births

BIRTHS

11

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$40,018

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$28,447

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.02 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

11.08 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.02 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

29.22 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.76 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

7.30 %

MANUFACTURING

4.53 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.80 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.78 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.05 %

RETAIL TRADE

15.87 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

1.26 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.53 %

UTILITIES

0.25 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.52 %

Swisher County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

7,481

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,657

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$99,078

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,584

Births

BIRTHS

85

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$41,428

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$44,632

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.06 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.39 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.29 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

35.86 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.33 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.72 %

MANUFACTURING

4.12 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

11.07 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.39 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.92 %

RETAIL TRADE

6.50 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

8.46 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.03 %

UTILITIES

1.42 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.44 %