Dimmitt, Texas

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Dimmitt, Texas
City
Dimmitt City Hall in 2010
Dimmitt City Hall in 2010
Location of Dimmitt, Texas
Location of Dimmitt, Texas
Castro County Dimmitt.svg
Coordinates: 34°32′57″N 102°18′55″W / 34.54917°N 102.31528°W / 34.54917; -102.31528Coordinates: 34°32′57″N 102°18′55″W / 34.54917°N 102.31528°W / 34.54917; -102.31528
Country United States
State Texas
County Castro
Area
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,875 ft (1,181 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,375
 • Density 2,116.4/sq mi (817.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79027
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-20464[1]
GNIS feature ID 1356029[2]
Website dimmittchamber.com

Dimmitt (/ˈdɪmɪt/ DIM-it[3]) is a city and county seat in Castro County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,375 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Dimmitt is located at 34°32′57″N 102°18′55″W / 34.54917°N 102.31528°W / 34.54917; -102.31528 (34.549052, -102.315355)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land. Dimmitt is south of Hereford, the seat of Deaf Smith County.

Climate[edit]

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
(10.4)
55.1
(12.8)
63.0
(17.2)
71.6
(22)
80.6
(27)
88.1
(31.2)
91.0
(32.8)
89.1
(31.7)
82.7
(28.2)
72.3
(22.4)
60.4
(15.8)
50.2
(10.1)
71.3
(21.8)
Average low °F (°C) 21.3
(−5.9)
23.9
(−4.5)
30.2
(−1)
37.9
(3.3)
48.5
(9.2)
58.0
(14.4)
61.6
(16.4)
60.8
(16)
53.1
(11.7)
41.5
(5.3)
29.6
(−1.3)
21.6
(−5.8)
40.7
(4.8)
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[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] 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.

Education[edit]

The City of Dimmitt is served by the Dimmitt Independent School District.

Dimmitt I.S.D has a rich history of excellence in sports. Mainly basketball. The Bobcats and Bobbies have won several State Championships.

Bobbies
  • 1953-1954 1A-2A Dimmitt
  • 1954-1955 1A Dimmitt
  • 1992-1993 3A Dimmitt
Bobcats
  • 1951-1952 1A-2A Division 2 Dimmitt
  • 1974-1975 2A Dimmitt
  • 1981-1982 3A Dimmitt
  • 1982-1983 3A Dimmitt

Healthcare[edit]

Dimmitt is served by the Castro County Healthcare System. It also serves the surrounding county and the cities of Nazareth, and Hart, Texas.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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