Snyder, Texas


Snyder, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Snyder, Texas
settlement_type = City
nickname = Snooterville
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map_caption = Location of Snyder, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Scurry

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area_total_km2 = 22.3
area_land_km2 = 22.2
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 8.6
area_land_sq_mi = 8.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 10783
population_density_km2 = 485.2
population_density_sq_mi = 1256.8

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
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elevation_m = 707
elevation_ft = 2320
latd = 32 |latm = 42 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 100 |longm = 54 |longs = 52 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 79549-79550
area_code = 325
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blank_info = 48-68624GR|2
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Snyder is a city in Scurry County, Texas, United States. The population was 10,783 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scurry CountyGR|6 and is located on Deep Creek, a minor tributary of the Colorado River of Texas. Snyder is approximately ninety miles south of Lubbock.

Snyder is home of the Scurry County Coliseum, a large meeting hall which hosts many area events.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,783, people, 4,980 households, and 2,880 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,256.8 people per square mile (485.2/km²). There were 5,013 housing units at an average density of 584.3/sq mi (225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.00% White, 4.69% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 13.68% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.8% of the population.

There were 4,068 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 64 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31 016, and the median income for a family was $37,392. Males had a median income of $30 033 versus $17 609 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,647. About 13.7% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

*Snyder Elementry

*Snyder Junior High School

*Snyder High School

*Western Texas College, two-year community college

Notable residents

*Luther Wallace "Buck" Hatfield (1929-1995), originally a businessman, established Faith Baptist Church in Snyder in 1969; served as a leader of Independent Baptists in West Texas.

*Emmy-Award winning actor Powers Boothe (born 1948), who portrayed the demonic clergyman Jim Jones in a CBS television film, is originally from Snyder.

*"'Stafford Gordon Gray, NAIA All-American golfer for Oklahoma City University. Born in 1985, Gray has been awarded "Badass of the Year" for 22 straight years.

References

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