Dimmitt, Texas

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Dimmitt, Texas
City
Dimmitt City Hall (2010)
Dimmitt City Hall (2010)
Location within Castro County and Texas
Location within Castro County and 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
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCastro
Area
 • Total3.26 sq mi (8.43 km2)
 • Land3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.27 km2)
Elevation
3,875 ft (1,181 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,393
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
4,099
 • Density1,301.27/sq mi (502.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79027
Area code806
FIPS code48-20464 [3]
GNIS feature ID1356029 [4]

Dimmitt (/ˈdɪmɪt/ DIM-it[5]) is a city and county seat in Castro County, Texas, United States. Its population was 4,393 at the 2010 census.[6]

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.

In 1942, a meteorite was discovered in Castro County and named after the town of Dimmitt. It is one of 311 approved meteorites from Texas.[7]

Geography[edit]

Dimmitt is located slightly west of the center of Castro County at 34°32′57″N 102°18′55″W / 34.54917°N 102.31528°W / 34.54917; -102.31528 (34.549052, –102.315355).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 3.26%, is covered by water.[6]

U.S. Route 385 passes through the city, leading north 20 miles (32 km) to Hereford, the seat of Deaf Smith County, and south 22 miles (35 km) to Springlake. Texas State Highway 86 crosses US 385 near the center of town and leads east 32 miles (51 km) to Tulia and west 33 miles (53 km) to Bovina.

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
(22.0)
80.6
(27.0)
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
(−1.0)
37.9
(3.3)
48.5
(9.2)
58.0
(14.4)
61.6
(16.4)
60.8
(16.0)
53.1
(11.7)
41.5
(5.3)
29.6
(−1.3)
21.6
(−5.8)
40.7
(4.8)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.62
(16)
0.56
(14)
1.05
(27)
1.06
(27)
2.82
(72)
3.81
(97)
2.18
(55)
3.32
(84)
2.59
(66)
1.83
(46)
0.76
(19)
0.77
(20)
21.35
(542)
Average 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
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.3
(3.3)
3.4
(8.6)
11.4
(29)
Source: NOAA[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930829
194094313.8%
19501,46154.9%
19602,935100.9%
19704,32747.4%
19805,01916.0%
19904,408−12.2%
20004,375−0.7%
20104,3930.4%
2019 (est.)4,099[2]−6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2020 census[edit]

Dimmitt racial composition[11]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 836 20.04%
Black or African American (NH) 84 2.01%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 31 0.74%
Asian (NH) 17 0.41%
Pacific Islander (NH) 2 0.05%
Some Other Race (NH) 9 0.22%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 43 1.03%
Hispanic or Latino 3,149 75.5%
Total 4,171

As of the 2020 United States census, 4,171 people, 1,458 households, and 1,016 families were residing in the city.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, 4,393 people were living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 68.8% Hispanic or Latino, 27.6% White, 2.3% Black, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from some other race, and 0.3% from two or more races.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, 4,375 people, 1,464 households, and 1,124 families were living in the city. The population density was 2,116.4 people per square mile (816.0/km2). The 1,692 housing units had 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 56.94% of the population.

Of the 1,464 households, 39.6% had children under 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 not families. About 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the city, the age distribution was 33.4% under 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 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 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]

Dimmitt is served by the Dimmitt Independent School District. The district has a history 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.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Towns D Texas Pronunciation Guide". www.texastripper.com. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Dimmitt city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Meteoritical Bulletin: Entry for Dimmitt".
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "NOWData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  12. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  13. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[12][13]

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