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Dimmitt, Texas
City
Dimmitt City Hall (2010)
Dimmitt City Hall (2010)
Location within Castro County and Texas
Location within Castro County and Texas
Castro County Dimmitt.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Castro
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 3,875 ft (1,181 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,393
 • Density 538.4/sq mi (207.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79027
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-20464
GNIS feature ID 1356029

Dimmitt (/ˈdɪmt/ DIM-it) is a city and county seat in Castro County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,393 at the 2010 census.

History

Dimmitt is located on the old Ozark Trail, a road system from St. Louis, Missouri, to El Paso, Texas. The Ozark Trail is marked at the courthouse.

Geography

Dimmitt is located slightly west of the center of Castro County at 34°32′57″N 102°18′55″W / 34.54917°N 102.31528°W / 34.54917; -102.31528 (34.549052, −102.315355). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 3.26%, is water.

U.S. Route 385 passes through the city, leading north 20 miles (32 km) to Hereford, the seat of Deaf Smith County, and south 22 miles (35 km) to Springlake. Texas State Highway 86 crosses US 385 near the center of town and leads east 32 miles (51 km) to Tulia and west 33 miles (53 km) to Bovina.

Climate

Climate data for Dimmitt, Texas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 50.8
(10.44)
55.1
(12.83)
63.0
(17.22)
71.6
(22)
80.6
(27)
88.1
(31.17)
91.0
(32.78)
89.1
(31.72)
82.7
(28.17)
72.3
(22.39)
60.4
(15.78)
50.2
(10.11)
71.3
(21.83)
Average low °F (°C) 21.3
(-5.94)
23.9
(-4.5)
30.2
(-1)
37.9
(3.28)
48.5
(9.17)
58.0
(14.44)
61.6
(16.44)
60.8
(16)
53.1
(11.72)
41.5
(5.28)
29.6
(-1.33)
21.6
(-5.78)
40.7
(4.83)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.62
(15.7)
0.56
(14.2)
1.05
(26.7)
1.06
(26.9)
2.82
(71.6)
3.81
(96.8)
2.18
(55.4)
3.32
(84.3)
2.59
(65.8)
1.83
(46.5)
0.76
(19.3)
0.77
(19.6)
21.35
(542.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 3.2
(8.1)
1.9
(4.8)
1.1
(2.8)
0.4
(1)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
1.3
(3.3)
3.4
(8.6)
11.4
(29)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 829
1940 943 13.8%
1950 1,461 54.9%
1960 2,935 100.9%
1970 4,327 47.4%
1980 5,019 16.0%
1990 4,408 −12.2%
2000 4,375 −0.7%
2010 4,393 0.4%
Est. 2015 4,195 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,375 people, 1,464 households, and 1,124 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,116.4 people per square mile (816.0/km²). There were 1,692 housing units at an average density of 818.5 per square mile (315.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.02% White, 2.99% African American, 1.69% Native American, 18.10% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.94% of the population.

There were 1,464 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,454, and the median income for a family was $33,885. Males had a median income of $24,575 versus $20,162 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,228. About 19.0% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

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