Skidmore, Texas

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Skidmore, Texas
Census-designated place
The Skidmore Historical Society Museum
The Skidmore Historical Society Museum
Location of Skidmore in Texas
Location of Skidmore in Texas
Bee Skidmore.svg
Coordinates: 28°15′19″N 97°40′55″W / 28.25528°N 97.68194°W / 28.25528; -97.68194Coordinates: 28°15′19″N 97°40′55″W / 28.25528°N 97.68194°W / 28.25528; -97.68194
Country United States
State Texas
County Bee
 • Total 10.5 sq mi (27.3 km2)
 • Land 10.5 sq mi (27.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 154 ft (47 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 925
 • Density 88/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78389
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-68132[1]
GNIS feature ID 1347200[2]

Skidmore is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bee County, Texas, United States. The population was 925 at the 2010 census.[3]


Skidmore is located in southern Bee County at 28°15′19″N 97°40′55″W / 28.25528°N 97.68194°W / 28.25528; -97.68194 (28.255244, -97.681956).[4] U.S. Route 181 passes through the community, leading north 11 miles (18 km) to Beeville, the county seat, and southeast 19 miles (31 km) to Sinton. Texas State Highway 359 leads southwest 12 miles (19 km) from Skidmore to Interstate 37 on the outskirts of Mathis.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Skidmore CDP has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.3 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,013 people, 348 households, and 258 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 96.4 people per square mile (37.2/km²). There were 427 housing units at an average density of 40.6/sq mi (15.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.82% White, 2.86% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 9.58% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.37% of the population.

There were 348 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,940, and the median income for a family was $25,833. Males had a median income of $23,056 versus $16,538 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,864. About 25.6% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 33.0% of those age 65 or over.


Skidmore and its neighboring community of Tynan are served by the Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District and home to the Skidmore-Tynan High School Bobcats.


  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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Skidmore CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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