Opdyke West, Texas

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Opdyke West, Texas
Location of Opdyke West, Texas
Location of Opdyke West, Texas
Hockley County OpdykeWest.svg
Coordinates: 33°35′36″N 102°17′56″W / 33.59333°N 102.29889°W / 33.59333; -102.29889Coordinates: 33°35′36″N 102°17′56″W / 33.59333°N 102.29889°W / 33.59333; -102.29889
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
3,471 ft (1,058 m)
 • Total174
 • Density774/sq mi (299.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-54075[1]
GNIS feature ID1388575[2]

Opdyke West (pronounced "Oh-Pee-Dyke") is a town in Hockley County, Texas, United States. The population was 174 at the 2010 census.[3]


Opdyke West is located in central Hockley County at 33°35′36″N 102°17′56″W / 33.59333°N 102.29889°W / 33.59333; -102.29889 (33.593241, -102.298924).[4] Texas State Highway 114 passes through the north side of the town, leading west 4 miles (6 km) to Levelland, the county seat, and east 26 miles (42 km) to Lubbock.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6 km2), all of it land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016174[5]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 188 people, 74 households, and 46 families residing in the town. The population density was 791.9 people per square mile (302.4/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 337.0 per square mile (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.53% White, 3.72% Native American, 14.89% from other races, and 5.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.98% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 26.1% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 2.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $30,750. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,261. About 13.2% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


The Town of Opdyke West is served by the Levelland 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Opdyke West town, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.