Denver City, Texas

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Denver City
Denver City, Texas
Denver City, Texas
Denver City, Texas
Nickname: 
DC
Motto(s): 
"A Forest of Steel Giants Against the Daylight Sky", Paul W. Scott
Location of Denver City, Texas
Location of Denver City, Texas
Yoakum County DenverCity.svg
Coordinates: 32°57′52″N 102°49′45″W / 32.9645°N 102.8291°W / 32.9645; -102.8291Coordinates: 32°57′52″N 102°49′45″W / 32.9645°N 102.8291°W / 32.9645; -102.8291
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesYoakum
Area
 • Total2.53 sq mi (6.56 km2)
 • Land2.53 sq mi (6.56 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation3,573 ft (1,089 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,479
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
4,911
 • Density1,939.57/sq mi (748.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79323
Area code806
FIPS code48-19984[4]
GNIS feature ID2412419[2]
Websitehttps://denvercitytexas.org/

Denver City is a city located in Gaines County and Yoakum County in the far western portion of the U.S. state of Texas, just a short distance from the New Mexico boundary. It is named for the petroleum company Denver Productions. The population was 4,479 at the 2010 census. The city is located at the intersection of Texas State Highways 214 and 83.

In 2008, the Denver City Independent School District presented a bond package for new and renovated facilities. Upgrades included a new high school, tennis courts, a junior-high band hall, an industrial arts facility, a sports complex, a maintenance center, an athletics field house, and a bus barn. Renovations included classrooms, science labs, offices and foyer, a parking lot, a main field house, and a bus barn for the junior-high campus.[5]

On May 11, 2013, voters in both Denver City and Yoakum County, as well as Crosby County, also in West Texas, all previously under local-option prohibition laws, approved the sale of liquor.[6]

Geography[edit]

Denver City is located at 32°58′07″N 102°49′52″W / 32.968580°N 102.831218°W / 32.968580; -102.831218 (32.968580, −102.831218).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Denver City has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all land.


Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19501,858
19604,302131.5%
19704,133−3.9%
19804,70413.8%
19905,1459.4%
20003,985−22.5%
20104,47912.4%
2019 (est.)4,911[3]9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Denver City racial composition[9]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,156 25.86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 45 1.01%
Native American 12 0.27%
Asian 44 0.98%
Other/Mixed 68 1.52%
Hispanic or Latino 3,145 70.36%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,470 people, 1,516 households, and 1,012 families residing in the town.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, 4,479 people, 1,770 households, and 1,578 families resided in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 31.2% White, 1.3% African American, 1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 63.3% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1 Cuban, and 2.5% from two or more races. Of the 1,770 households, 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were not families. About 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town, the population was distributed as 34% up to age 19, 5.8% from 20 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.2 years of age.

According to a 2017 survey, the median income for a household in the town was $52,232, and for a family was $67,630. Males had a median income of $65,495 versus $23,346 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,297. About 15.8% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19% of those under age 18 and 35% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Denver City, Texas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 56
(13)
60
(16)
68
(20)
76
(24)
84
(29)
90
(32)
91
(33)
91
(33)
84
(29)
76
(24)
65
(18)
56
(13)
74.8
(23.8)
Average low °F (°C) 27
(−3)
31
(−1)
36
(2)
44
(7)
53
(12)
62
(17)
66
(19)
65
(18)
58
(14)
47
(8)
36
(2)
28
(−2)
46.1
(7.8)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.75
(19)
0.94
(24)
0.91
(23)
1.18
(30)
2.28
(58)
2.24
(57)
2.09
(53)
2.6
(66)
2.8
(71)
1.69
(43)
0.94
(24)
0.79
(20)
19.21
(488)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1
(2.5)
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)
0.0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
2.0
(5.1)
4
(10)
Source: US Climate Data[10]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Denver City, Texas
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Denver City Independent School District Bond Information". www.dcisd.org. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Voters approve sales of alcohol in three elections". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  10. ^ "Weather averages Denver City, Texas". Retrieved March 12, 2019.

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