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Archer City, Texas
Downtown Archer City, Texas
Downtown Archer City, Texas
Location of Archer City, Texas
Location of Archer City, Texas
Archer City, Texas is located in Texas
Archer City, Texas
Archer City, Texas
Location in Texas
Archer City, Texas is located in the United States
Archer City, Texas
Archer City, Texas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Texas
County Archer
 • Total 2.22 sq mi (5.76 km2)
 • Land 2.19 sq mi (5.68 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
1,063 ft (324 m)
 • Total 1,834
 • Estimate 
 • Density 776.46/sq mi (299.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-03696
GNIS feature ID 1351239
Archer City Round Up July 4 - 21. (25654886854)
Archer City Round Up, July 4, 1921

Archer City is a city in and the county seat of Archer County, Texas, United States. The city lies at the junction of State Highway 79 and State Highway 25. It is located 25 miles (40 km) south of Wichita Falls, and is part of the Wichita Falls metropolitan statistical area. Its population was 1,834 at the 2010 census.

The city is named for Branch Tanner Archer, a commissioner for the Republic of Texas.


Archer City is located at 33°35′39″N 98°37′35″W / 33.59417°N 98.62639°W / 33.59417; -98.62639 (33.594036, -98.626499).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 825
1920 689 −16.5%
1930 1,512 119.4%
1940 1,675 10.8%
1950 1,901 13.5%
1960 1,974 3.8%
1970 1,722 −12.8%
1980 1,862 8.1%
1990 1,748 −6.1%
2000 1,848 5.7%
2010 1,834 −0.8%
2019 (est.) 1,702 −7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, 1,834 people, 758 households, and 506 families were residing in the city. The population density was 837.3 people/sq mi (322.9/km2). The 869 housing units averaged 393.7/sq mi (151.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.56% White, 0.70% Native American, 0.81% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

Of the 758 households, 33.5% had children under 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were not families. About 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38,and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the age distribution was 25.6% under 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,886, and for a family was $36,563. Males had a median income of $29,524 versus $18,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,140. About 11.3% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized as very hot, with humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Archer City has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.

  • Archer City from the Handbook of Texas Online


Archer City is served by the Archer City Independent School District, with one campus consisting of Archer City High School (grades 7–12) and Archer City Elementary School (grades K–6).

Notable people

  • Thadd Harrison Blanton, U. S. Air Force officer who participated in the Doolittle Raid on Japan during World War II
  • Angela Kinsey, Actress best known for portraying Angela Martin in the comedy series The Office
  • Larry McMurtry, Novelist and screenwriter known for Terms of Endearment and The Last Picture Show, the latter of which was filmed in Archer City
  • Graham B. Purcell, Jr., U.S. representative from Texas's 13th congressional district from 1962 to 1973, was born in Archer City in 1919

See also

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