The younger Lomax began his career as a folklorist and musicologist as a teenager when he recorded folk artists visited by his father. He was the first person to record not only Leadbelly, but such musical greats as Woody Guthrie and Muddy Waters. He also compiled The Folk Songs of North America (1960) and wrote a memoir of his Southern travels, The Land Where the Blues Began (1993).
See J. A. Lomax's autobiography, Adventures of a Ballad Hunter (1947).
There were 196 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the village the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $29,609, and the median income for a family was $36,736. Males had a median income of $30,875 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,066. About 5.0% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.