Dickens, Texas

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Water tower just outside of Dickens
Dickens, Texas
City
The Dickens County Courthouse in Dickens.
The Dickens County Courthouse in Dickens.
Location of Dickens, Texas
Location of Dickens, Texas
Dickens County Dickens.svg
Coordinates: 33°37′17″N 100°50′6″W / 33.62139°N 100.83500°W / 33.62139; -100.83500Coordinates: 33°37′17″N 100°50′6″W / 33.62139°N 100.83500°W / 33.62139; -100.83500
Country United States
State Texas
County Dickens
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,546 ft (776 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 332
 • Density 340.1/sq mi (131.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79229
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-20332[1]
GNIS feature ID 1356008[2]

Dickens is a city in and the county seat of Dickens County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 332 at the 2000 census.

Charles Weldon Cannon (1915–1997), a Dickens County native, made his famous boots and saddles in Dickens.

Geography[edit]

Dickens is located at 33°37′17″N 100°50′6″W / 33.62139°N 100.83500°W / 33.62139; -100.83500 (33.621341, -100.834987).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 332 people, 133 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 340.1 people per square mile (130.8/km²). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 167.0/sq mi (64.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.58% White, 4.52% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.04% of the population.

There were 133 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,875, and the median income for a family was $31,750. Males had a median income of $22,361 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,024. About 15.5% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Dickens is served by the Spur and Patton Springs Independent School Districts.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dickens has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Dickens, Texas