Kent, Texas

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Kent, Texas
Unincorporated community
Ruins of Kent Public School
Ruins of Kent Public School
Map of Texas
Map of Texas
Kent, Texas
Location of Kent in West Texas
Coordinates: 31°04′09″N 104°13′02″W / 31.06917°N 104.21722°W / 31.06917; -104.21722Coordinates: 31°04′09″N 104°13′02″W / 31.06917°N 104.21722°W / 31.06917; -104.21722
Country United States
State Texas
County Culberson
Elevation[1] 4,206 ft (1,282 m)
Population (2000[2])
 • Total 60
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79855
Area code(s) 915

Kent is an unincorporated community in Culberson County, Texas, United States. It lies just north of Interstate 10 at Exit 176, ten miles west of the beginning of Interstate 20 and four miles west of the eastern Culberson County boundary. It is sandwiched between the railroad, immediately to its north, and the interstate. As of 2005, its composition was a population estimated at 60 residents and three small businesses – a general store, a service station and a post office, as well as ruins of a public school and other businesses which flourished until the 1960s. Currently it has no medical, pharmaceutical, public educational, legal, police, fire or other governmental services beyond the post office within its boundaries, the nearest source of these being in Van Horn, 37 miles west. There are also no motels, hotels or trailer/RV parks. Local government is unpaid and informally organized among the citizens. The surrounding county area which it serves contains semi-desert land supporting large cattle ranches.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kent has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Kent, Texas. (1988-2013)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 81
(27)
83
(28)
89
(32)
96
(36)
101
(38)
108
(42)
105
(41)
101
(38)
99
(37)
92
(33)
87
(31)
80
(27)
108
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 57.6
(14.2)
61.1
(16.2)
68.2
(20.1)
76.9
(24.9)
84.7
(29.3)
91.4
(33)
88.8
(31.6)
87.9
(31.1)
82.6
(28.1)
76.0
(24.4)
65.5
(18.6)
57.5
(14.2)
74.8
(23.8)
Average low °F (°C) 31.8
(−0.1)
35.0
(1.7)
39.9
(4.4)
47.5
(8.6)
56.4
(13.6)
63.6
(17.6)
64.5
(18.1)
63.5
(17.5)
57.6
(14.2)
49.5
(9.7)
38.4
(3.6)
31.8
(−0.1)
48.3
(9.1)
Record low °F (°C) 6
(−14)
0
(−18)
11
(−12)
23
(−5)
33
(1)
47
(8)
52
(11)
53
(12)
34
(1)
20
(−7)
10
(−12)
0
(−18)
0
(−18)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.59
(15)
0.78
(19.8)
0.47
(11.9)
0.55
(14)
1.00
(25.4)
1.24
(31.5)
2.97
(75.4)
2.36
(59.9)
1.98
(50.3)
1.03
(26.2)
0.49
(12.4)
0.60
(15.2)
14.05
(356.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.7
(1.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.7
(1.8)
1.7
(4.3)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[4]


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