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Tulia, TX

Tulia, TX

  • 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

Demographics

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:
20-34: 1,101
35-54: 1,173
55-64: 429
Older: 806

Males: 2,716   (53.1%)
Females: 2,401   (46.9%)

 

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)

Tulia   $30,200
Texas:   $42,139

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $46,000 (it was $38,900 in 2000)
Tulia   $46,000
Texas:   $106,000

Races in Tulia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.0%)
  • Hispanic (39.6%)
  • Other race (22.1%)
  • Black (8.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Location

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

Famous People

  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore

  • Otwell Twins, David and Roger

1945

  • William Kirk Hulsey constructed a landing strip north of town; it was enlarged into a municipal airport in 1964.

Airports

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.

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