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People

Total Population 1,390
Male Share of the Population 42.2%
Female Share of the Population 57.8%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 501
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,591
% Above Poverty Level 76.4%
% Below Poverty Level 23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $586
Median House Value $85,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 77.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 4.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dexter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 147 miles W of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles NE of El Paso, Texas
County Chaves
Standard Zip Codes 88230
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.197
Longitude -104.372

Dexter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROSWELL AP
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 78 F
Jul Temp 67 to 95 F
Oct Temp 46 to 77 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Station MALJAMAR 4 SE
Distance 47.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 78 F
Jul Temp 64 to 96 F
Oct Temp 46 to 77 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
Station TATUM
Distance 61.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 54 F
Apr Temp 40 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 75 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dexter, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Midway (88230)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Artesia 11,641 $58,750
Hagerman 1,112 $34,118
Lake Arthur 436 $57,083
Roswell 48,553 $49,483

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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DEXTER HIGH
200 N. LINCOLN
505-734-6184
Serves 350 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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