Scurry, Texas

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Scurry, Texas
Location of Scurry in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Scurry in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°31′8″N 96°22′51″W / 32.51889°N 96.38083°W / 32.51889; -96.38083
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.93 sq mi (4.99 km2)
 • Land1.93 sq mi (4.99 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
440 ft (130 m)
 • Total681
 • Estimate 
 • Density405.50/sq mi (156.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)214, 469, 972
FIPS Code48-66368
GNIS feature ID1379045

Scurry is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2003.[3] As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 681.[4]

Both Kaufman County and the town of Scurry are part of the Dallas, TexasFort WorthArlington metropolitan statistical area.


Scurry is located at 32°31′07″N 96°22′51″W / 32.51861°N 96.38083°W / 32.51861; -96.38083 (32.518611, –96.380833). It is situated along State Highway 34 in southwestern Kaufman County, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Kaufman and 34 miles (55 km) southeast of Dallas.[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has an area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), all land.[4]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Scurry has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[6]


The first settlers in the area arrived in the mid-1840s. Over the next quarter century, a church and school community developed and the number of farms increased. The arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railway in the 1870s established the settlement as a shipment point for area farmers. When local residents requested a post office, they submitted the name "Scurry"—in honor of Scurry Dean, who was killed during the Civil War. Postal service began in 1883, and a year later, Scurry had an estimated population of 50.[5] By 1914, the community was home to around 400 people and a number of businesses. The Great Depression caused Scurry to decline, which lasted through the first decade after World War II. Only 250 people remained in the community by the mid-1950s. The trend was reversed during the latter half of the 20th century. In 1990, 9 businesses and about 315 people were living in the community.[7] That figure approached 600 by 2000, and Scurry was officially incorporated as a town three years later.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)781[2]14.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]


Public education in the town of Scurry is provided by the Scurry-Rosser Independent School District. The district has three campuses and also serves the incorporated communities of Rosser, Cottonwood, and Grays Prairie in southwestern Kaufman County.


  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. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Scurry town, Texas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Scurry, Texas". Texas Escapes Online Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Scurry, Texas
  7. ^ "Scurry, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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Coordinates: 32°31′07″N 96°22′51″W / 32.51861°N 96.38083°W / 32.51861; -96.38083