Abernathy, Texas

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Abernathy, Texas

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High Points

Abernathy strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Abernathy Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Abernathy Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Abernathy Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Abernathy, Texas

Comparing Abernathy to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 8
College Educated Adults 4 4
Median Family Income 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 2
People Living Alone 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Abernathy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 271 miles SW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Hale
Standard Zip Codes 79311
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.92
Longitude -101.91

Abernathy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 19.9 inches
Station OLTON
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
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Abernathy Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,839 100%
Male 1,390 49%
Female 1,449 51%
Under 18 854 30.1%
18+ 1,985 69.9%
65+ 429 15.1%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.23
White 2,162 76.2%
African-American 70 2.5%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.8%
Other 529 18.6%
Mixed Race 52 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,225 43.1%

Estimated Abernathy Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,762
Growth -77
Growth % -2.7%

Abernathy Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.9%
US/American 15.8%
English 7.5%
German 5.3%
Irish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Dutch 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
African 0.5%
European 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Abernathy 2,839 $35,399
Anton 1,200 $36,250
Hale Center 2,263 $32,138
New Deal 708 $40,573
Petersburg 1,262 $33,047
Plainview 22,336 $35,215
Shallowater 2,086 $44,491

Abernathy Public Libraries

Abernathy Public Library
Abernathy, Texas
(806) 298-4138

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Abernathy High Schools (2004)

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505 7TH ST
A Title I School.
Serves 212 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

505 7TH ST
A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.

Abernathy Colleges

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1. Crane, Texas 85.8   19.8% 10.7% 12.8% 19 $36,386 8% 26.5% 3,191 13.1% 18.8 0.2% 5
2. Pocola, Oklahoma 84.6   20.5% 11.9% 8% 22 $37,937 6.5% 13.6% 3,994 15.4% 15 0.1% 5.5
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