Study Butte, Texas

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Study Butte, Texas
Census-designated place
Location in Brewster County and the state of Texas
Location in Brewster County and the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°19′29″N 103°31′44″W / 29.32472°N 103.52889°W / 29.32472; -103.52889Coordinates: 29°19′29″N 103°31′44″W / 29.32472°N 103.52889°W / 29.32472; -103.52889
Country United States
State Texas
County Brewster
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 233
 • Density 49/sq mi (18.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-70688[1]

Study Butte (/ˈstjdi ˌbjuːt/ STEW-dee BEWT[2]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brewster County, Texas, United States. The population was 233 at the 2010 census.[3] At the 2000 census, the area was part of the Study Butte-Terlingua CDP.

Geography[edit]

Study Butte is located at 29°19′29″N 103°31′44″W / 29.32472°N 103.52889°W / 29.32472; -103.52889[4] in southern Brewster County. The Terlingua CDP borders Study Butte to the southwest. Texas State Highway 118 passes through Study Butte and leads 3.7 miles (6.0 km) southeast to the west entrance to Big Bend National Park and 78 miles (126 km) north to the city of Alpine.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Study Butte CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km2), all of it land.[3]

Climate[edit]

This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Study Butte-Terlingua has a mild desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.[5]

Climate data for Study Butte, Texas (May 1, 1993–Jun 30, 2006)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31)
94
(34)
101
(38)
107
(42)
111
(44)
113
(45)
111
(44)
108
(42)
106
(41)
102
(39)
96
(36)
85
(29)
113
(45)
Average high °F (°C) 69.2
(20.7)
73.2
(22.9)
81.0
(27.2)
88.9
(31.6)
98.2
(36.8)
100.6
(38.1)
99.6
(37.6)
98.2
(36.8)
94.7
(34.8)
86.3
(30.2)
75.7
(24.3)
66.3
(19.1)
86.0
(30)
Daily mean °F (°C) 52.8
(11.6)
57.3
(14.1)
64.1
(17.8)
72.1
(22.3)
82.2
(27.9)
86.7
(30.4)
86.6
(30.3)
85.6
(29.8)
81.3
(27.4)
71.7
(22.1)
60.8
(16)
51.4
(10.8)
71.1
(21.7)
Average low °F (°C) 36.5
(2.5)
41.5
(5.3)
47.3
(8.5)
55.2
(12.9)
66.3
(19.1)
72.9
(22.7)
73.8
(23.2)
73.0
(22.8)
67.9
(19.9)
57.2
(14)
45.9
(7.7)
36.5
(2.5)
56.2
(13.4)
Record low °F (°C) 18
(−8)
20
(−7)
21
(−6)
37
(3)
47
(8)
62
(17)
61
(16)
61
(16)
49
(9)
27
(−3)
25
(−4)
16
(−9)
16
(−9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.26
(6.6)
0.17
(4.3)
0.37
(9.4)
0.33
(8.4)
0.63
(16)
1.32
(33.5)
1.86
(47.2)
1.77
(45)
0.61
(15.5)
1.09
(27.7)
0.47
(11.9)
0.26
(6.6)
9.14
(232.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 4 2 2 2 1 25
Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 233

Education[edit]

Study Butte is served by the Terlingua Common School District. The schools are Terlingua School and Big Bend High School.

References[edit]

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