Lockney, Texas

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Lockney, Texas
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Lockney
Location of Lockney in Texas
Coordinates: 34°07′28″N 101°26′30″W / 34.12444°N 101.44167°W / 34.12444; -101.44167Coordinates: 34°07′28″N 101°26′30″W / 34.12444°N 101.44167°W / 34.12444; -101.44167[1]
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Floyd
Region Llano Estacado
Elevation[1] 3,278 ft (999 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,842
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
ZIP code 79241
Area code 806
Website Lockney from the Handbook of Texas Online

Lockney is a town in Floyd County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,842 at the 2010 census,[2] down from 2,056 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Lockney is located in northwestern Floyd County at 34°7′23″N 101°26′36″W / 34.12306°N 101.44333°W / 34.12306; -101.44333 (34.122961, -101.443414).[3] U.S. Route 70 passes through the town, leading southeast 12 miles (19 km) to Floydada, the county seat, and northwest 16 miles (26 km) to Plainview.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lockney has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 750
1920 1,118 49.1%
1930 1,466 31.1%
1940 1,231 −16.0%
1950 1,692 37.4%
1960 2,141 26.5%
1970 2,094 −2.2%
1980 2,334 11.5%
1990 2,207 −5.4%
2000 2,056 −6.8%
2010 1,842 −10.4%
Est. 2015 1,689 [4] −8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,056 people, 690 households, and 540 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,326.3 people per square mile (512.1/km²). There were 791 housing units at an average density of 510.3 per square mile (197.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.62% White, 2.53% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 22.81% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.90% of the population.

There were 690 households out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,074, and the median income for a family was $35,469. Males had a median income of $25,673 versus $18,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,528. About 14.5% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town is served by the Lockney Independent School District and is home to the Lockney High School Longhorns.

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Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lockney has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[7]

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