Named for Tule Creek and Tule Canyon
A misspelling led to today's spelling.
City of Windmills, because of the proliferation of windmills in the vicinity
Tulia has a population of 5,117, as reported in the 2000 census.
The largest age segment is the 5-19 year-old category with 1,222
The adult population breakdown is:
|Median resident age:||32.6 years|
|Texas median age:||32.3 years|
Estimated median household income in 2005: $30,200 (it was $27,794 in 2000)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Tulia is also about a half day's drive to several major cities.
Amarillo, Texas - 50 Miles
Lubbock, Texas - 74 Miles
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 307 Miles
Albuquerque, New Mexico - 336 Miles
Dallas, Texas - 380 Miles
Denver, Colorado - 486 Miles
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Otwell Twins, David and Roger
William Kirk Hulsey constructed a landing strip north of town; it was enlarged into a municipal airport in 1964.
Two international airports are accessible within about an hour's drive time from Tulia.
Rick Husband International Airport - Amarillo (60 Minutes)
Prestion Smith International Airport - Lubbock (70 Minutes)
Amarillo and Lubbock airports are served by American, Continental, and Southwest Airlines. Great Lakes Airlines also serves Amarillo.
The Swisher County airport, with a runway of 4800 feet, is a mile north of Tulia.