- Fort Davis, Texas
official_name = Fort Davis, Texas
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 14.5
area_land_km2 = 14.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 5.6
area_land_sq_mi = 5.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1050
population_density_km2 = 72.7
population_density_sq_mi = 188.2
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 1491
elevation_ft = 4892
latd = 30 |latm = 35 |lats = 34 |latNS = N
longd = 103 |longm = 53 |longs = 31 |longEW = W
Fort Davis is located at coor dms|30|35|34|N|103|53|31|W|city (30.592880, -103.891996).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), all of it land.
Fort Davis has the highest elevation above sea level of any
county seatin Texas; the elevation is 5,050 feet.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,050 people, 415 households, and 298 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 188.2 people per square mile (72.7/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 94.1/sq mi (36.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.29% White, 0.19% African American, 0.48% Native American, 7.62% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.33% of the population.
There were 415 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,882, and the median income for a family was $27,955. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $20,000 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $14,249. About 20.7% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 26.0% of those age 65 or over.
Points of Interest/Things to Do
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardensat the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute[http://www.cdri.org]
Fort Davis National Historic Siteis located in Fort Davis
McDonald Observatoryof the University of Texas is located just outside of town. It is open to the public daily from 10-5:30pm. Enjoy solar viewing and tour the facility. The Observatory has Star Parties every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday evenings. [http://mcdonaldobservatory.org]
Indian LodgeRestaurant and Lodging. Located 4 miles N. of Fort Davis [http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/indian_lodge/]
* Davis Mountain State Park [http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/davis/]
* Historic Prude Ranch [http://www.prude-ranch.com]
Fort Davis is served by the
Fort Davis Independent School District.
* Dirks-Anderson Elementary School
Fort Davis High School
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/FF/hlf24.html Handbook of Texas Online article]
* [http://www.fortdavis.com Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce]
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