Quitaque, Texas

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Quitaque, Texas
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Location of Quitaque, Texas
Location of Quitaque, Texas
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Coordinates: 34°21′59″N 101°3′19″W / 34.36639°N 101.05528°W / 34.36639; -101.05528Coordinates: 34°21′59″N 101°3′19″W / 34.36639°N 101.05528°W / 34.36639; -101.05528
Country United States
State Texas
County Briscoe
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,572 ft (784 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 411
 • Density 600.8/sq mi (232.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79255
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-60176[1]
GNIS feature ID 1365910[2]

Quitaque (/ˈkɪtɨkw/ KIT-i-kway[3]) is a city in Briscoe County, Texas, United States. The population was 411 at the 2010 census.

The Texas high school football and college coach Gene Mayfield was born in Quitaque in 1928.


Quitaque is located at 34°21′59″N 101°3′19″W / 34.36639°N 101.05528°W / 34.36639; -101.05528 (34.366412, -101.055286).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

The entrance to Caprock Canyons State Park is located just north of Quitaque, and the Caprock Canyons Trailway is located just south of the town.


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


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 432 people, 182 households, and 117 families residing in the city. The population density was 600.8 people per square mile (231.7/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 350.5 per square mile (135.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.40% White, 5.79% African American, 0.23% Native American, 12.50% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.08% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,143, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,619. About 14.1% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Quitaque is served by the Turkey-Quitaque Independent School District.


  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. ^ This pronunciation is given on signs at the entrance to town on multiple highways, saying "Welcome to Quitaque (kitty-quay)".
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Quitaque, Texas