Hart, Texas

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Hart, Texas
Location of Hart, Texas
Location of Hart, Texas
Castro County Hart.svg
Coordinates: 34°23′12″N 102°6′54″W / 34.38667°N 102.11500°W / 34.38667; -102.11500Coordinates: 34°23′12″N 102°6′54″W / 34.38667°N 102.11500°W / 34.38667; -102.11500
CountryUnited States
 • MayorEliazar Castillo[1]
 • Total0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
3,671 ft (1,119 m)
 • Total1,114
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,382.11/sq mi (533.48/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code806
FIPS code48-32576[4]
GNIS feature ID1358866[5]

Hart is a city in Castro County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,114 at the 2010 census.[6]


Hart is located in southeastern Castro County at 34°23′12″N 102°6′54″W / 34.38667°N 102.11500°W / 34.38667; -102.11500 (34.386723, –102.115035),[7] along Texas State Highway 194. Dimmitt, the county seat, is 16 miles (26 km) to the northwest, and Plainview is 28 miles (45 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hart has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), all of it land.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,020[3]−8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Hart racial composition[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 115 13.23%
Black or African American (NH) 6 0.69%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 1 0.12%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 6 0.69%
Hispanic or Latino 741 85.27%
Total 869

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 869 people, 313 households, and 249 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,198 people, 371 households, and 304 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,594.5 people per square mile (616.7/km2). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 545.7 per square mile (211.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 60.93% White, 3.09% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 32.05% from other races, and 2.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 74.62% of the population.

There were 371 households, out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.61.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 35.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,424, and the median income for a family was $28,681. Males had a median income of $23,594 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,960. About 14.7% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.


The city of Hart is served by the Hart Independent School District.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hart has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[12]

Planetary Science[edit]

A rare type of meteorite unique to the Western Hemisphere was discovered near Hart in March 2010. A field worker found a single, large, dense brownish stone weighing 966 grams beside a road located 0.25 miles from the town of Hart. The meteor was subsequently purchased by a collector. The stone was analyzed at the University of Washington and was classified as a Carbonaceous Chondrite (CK3), the most massive example of one of 25 known specimens in the world. The finding was published in The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 101 (2013) MB 101 with the meteorite being given the official name of "Hart".[13]

2.662 Gram Slice of "Hart" (Texas) Meteorite, a CK3, S2 Carbonaceous Chondrite.


  1. ^ "Eliazar Castillo - Texas State Directory Online". www.txdirectory.com. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Hart city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  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 2022-05-20.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Hart, Texas
  13. ^ http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/docs/mb101.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  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.[10][11]
Magnification of a chondrule in the Hart (Texas) meteorite. Field of View - 5mm. Courtesy of Keith D. Lemons Meteoritical Collection

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