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Dumas, TX

Dumas is a city in Moore County, Texas, United States.

Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,747 people, 4,755 households, and 3,675 families residing in the city.

The population density was 2,681.0 people per square mile (1,034.6/km²).

There were 5,119 housing units at an average density of 998.3/sq mi (385.3/km²).

The racial makeup of the city was 68.09% White, 0.72% African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 26.73% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 42.74% of the population.

There were 4,755 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

Income:
The median income for a household in the city was $36,147, and the median income for a family was $39,652. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $19,967 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,180. About 8.7% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Located approximately fifty miles north of Amarillo, the city is named for its founder, Louis Dumas (1856–1923). 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.3 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.

Education:

Dumas Independent School District serves Dumas.

Four separate elementary schools serve separate sections of Dumas:

  • Green Acres Elementary School

  • Hillcrest Elementary School

  • Morningside Elementary School

  • Sunset Elementary School

Dumas Independent School District also serves Cactus.

  • Cactus Elementary School Cactus, Texas

All Dumas and Cactus children attend Dumas Junior High School and Dumas High School.

Amarillo College, a two-year fully accredited community college, has a branch campus in Dumas.


Weather:

Climate Information

Annual Average Temperature

56.9 F 

Average Hi/Low Temperature 

Jan 49/21 

Average Hi/Low Temperature

Jul  91/65

Annual Average Snowfall

15.00 inches

Days of Sunshine

146



 

 

Dumas-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1971, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Dumas city center .

On 3/18/1982, a category 4 tornado 17.2 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Dumas-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

The Dumas government claims, with some documentation, that the song "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas" was written about the city.Composed in the late 1920s by Phil Baxter (a native Texan who lived for a time in Dumas) and Carl Moore, the song has also sometimes been claimed by Dumas in Desha County in southeastern Arkansas.

Dumas is the home of veteran Republican State Representative David A. Swinford and the birth place of Joe "King" Carrasco.

 US Census Bureau Stats:

Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights:

General Characteristics - show more >>

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

 

Total population

15,062

 

 

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Male

7,438

49.4

49.1%

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Female

7,624

50.6

50.9%

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Median age (years)

31.8

(X)

35.3

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Under 5 years

1,351

9.0

6.8%

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18 years and over

10,239

68.0

74.3%

 

 

65 years and over

1,805

12.0

12.4%

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One race

14,663

97.4

97.6%

 

 

White

10,410

69.1

75.1%

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Black or African American

111

0.7

12.3%

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American Indian and Alaska Native

92

0.6

0.9%

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Asian

163

1.1

3.6%

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Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

3

0.0

0.1%

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Some other race

3,884

25.8

5.5%

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Two or more races

399

2.6

2.4%

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Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

6,216

41.3

12.5%

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Household population

14,858

98.6

97.2%

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Group quarters population

204

1.4

2.8%

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Average household size

2.84

(X)

2.59

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Average family size

3.27

(X)

3.14

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Total housing units

5,635

 

 

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Occupied housing units

5,226

92.7

91.0%

 

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Owner-occupied housing units

3,698

70.8

66.2%

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Renter-occupied housing units

1,528

29.2

33.8%

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Vacant housing units

409

7.3

9.0%

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Social Characteristics - show more >>

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

 

Population 25 years and over

8,916

 

 

 

 

High school graduate or higher

5,956

66.8

80.4%

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Bachelor's degree or higher

1,097

12.3

24.4%

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Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

1,078

10.5

12.7%

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Disability status (population 5 years and over)

2,317

17.1

19.3%

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Foreign born

2,409

15.9

11.1%

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Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

3,624

67.1

56.7%

 

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Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

3,637

64.3

52.1%

 

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Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

4,724

34.3

17.9%

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Economic Characteristics - show more >>

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

 

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

6,971

64.7

63.9%

 

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Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and older)

18.9

(X)

25.5

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Median household income in 1999 (dollars)

35,872

(X)

41,994

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Median family income in 1999 (dollars)

39,317

(X)

50,046

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Per capita income in 1999 (dollars)

16,121

(X)

21,587

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Families below poverty level

350

8.5

9.2%

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Individuals below poverty level

1,804

12.1

12.4%

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Housing Characteristics - show more >>

Number

Percent

U.S.

 

 

Single-family owner-occupied homes

3,092

 

 

 

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Median value (dollars)

63,800

(X)

119,600

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Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

 

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With a mortgage (dollars)

719

(X)

1,088

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Not mortgaged (dollars)

252

(X)

295

 

 

(X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Summary File 1 (SF 1) and Summary File 3 (SF 3)

Window on the Plains Museum 
A "Must See"! Located at 1820 South Dumas Ave. We have preserved our heritage here. You will find displays and artifacts depicting life in Moore County, Texas throughout its history here. Guided Tours are available explaining each display and the history behind each item. One of the best County Museums you will visit! The displays have very interesting items in them and are well displayed. www.dumasmuseumandartcenter.org
Admission: Free

The Art Center 
Hey, look us over......
New digs...but the painting goes on. The Moore County Art Association's new home adjoining Window on the Plains Museum is up and going. For only $10 per year, you can join an open-painting program on Tuesday each week. Or, take part in a class for nominal tuition, taught by artists with established reputations. Or, enroll your children in classes just for young people. 

Special features are a member's show and sale during the Christmas season. Special guest artists are featured each month throughout the year with one-man exhibits. 

To add to the attraction of the many and varied programs, the Association has a permanent collection of 100, or more, art pieces that are hung every summer for area residents and tourists. The art works have been donated or acquired by purchase. Stop by to see us! 

The Art Center is located at 1810 South Dumas Avenue in Dumas, Texas. Hours for The Art Center are 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday. You can contact The Art Center at 806-935-5312 or by fax at 806-934-4447. We are on the web atwww.dumasmuseumandartcenter.org

Don't miss this stop on your visit to Dumas! Admission: Free 

McDade Park
The City of Dumas has opened its new water park as the crown jewel of McDade Park. Filled with splash pads, water slides, showers, concessions and an Olympic size pool, this water park is open each summer for all to enjoy. McDade Park holds numerous events throughout the year, but the regular attractions are what keep people visiting year round. A great selection of playground equipment is available to the younger kids, while the skate park draws the older ones. A walking trail attracts those wishing to have a peaceful stroll or an energetic jog and the shelters are available for both small and large groups. With an authentic F4 Phantom Fighter Jet on the park grounds and a veterans' memorial wall, this park is a peaceful place to come and relax, think about the freedoms with which our nation is blessed--and even get the kids away from the video games for a day in the park!

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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