- Perryton, Texas
official_name = Perryton, Texas
nickname = P-town
motto = Wheatheart of the Nation
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 11.5
area_land_km2 = 11.5
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 4.5
area_land_sq_mi = 4.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 7774
population_density_km2 = 676.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1753.2
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 896
elevation_ft = 2940
latd = 36 |latm = 23 |lats = 30 |latNS = N
longd = 100 |longm = 48 |longs = 22 |longEW = W
Perryton is located at coor dms|36|23|30|N|100|48|22|W|city (36.391752, -100.806109)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,774 people, 2,785 households, and 2,113 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,753.2 people per square mile (677.6/km²). There were 3,180 housing units at an average density of 717.2/sq mi (277.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.23% White, 0.15% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.10% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.13% of the population.
There were 2,785 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,363, and the median income for a family was $45,045. Males had a median income of $31,803 versus $19,694 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,431. About 9.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Perryton is served by the
Perryton Independent School District.
chool Board Members
Perry Allred- President
Randy Skaggs- Vice President
Richard Beyea- Secretary
Other MembersRen Hensley, Terry Danley, Brian Diedrich, Bill Robersonmexican's suck
Mike Hargrove, Major League Baseballplayer and manager of the Seattle Mariners
John R. Erickson, Author of the Hank the CowdogSeries
Angela Arenivar, featured in the 2002 documentary Spellbound
Caleb Campbell, 2008 NFL Draftee of the Detroit Lions
Jeremy Campbell, gold medalist at the 2008 Summer Paralympicsin Beijing
Addison Skaggs- best actress and athlete in the small town under 15Awards:2nd grade- 5th in UIL storytelling3rd grade- 2nd in UIL storytelling4th grade- first in UIL Oral Reading, 3rd in Creative Writing 5th grade- 4th in UIL Oral Reading, 1st in UIL Dictionary, 5th in Creative Writing
She is also a stud pitcher.
* [http://www.ci.perryton.tx.us/ City of Perryton Website]
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