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Overview

Introduction to Andrews, Texas

Andrews, Texas, in Andrews county, is 34 miles N of Odessa, Texas (center to center) and 234 miles E of El Paso, Texas.

Andrews History

Both the city and the county were named Andrews in honor of Richard Andrews, who was the first Texan soldier to die in the Texas Revolution. The city, which was incorporated in 1937, is the county seat of Andrews County, which was founded in 1876 from Bexar County. The Texas and Pacific Railway stimulated growth and development and in the early 1920s the era of oil production began.

Andrews and Nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Heritage Museum
  • Lakeside Park
  • Museum of the Southwest
  • Monahans Sand Hills State Park

Things To Do In Andrews

Nearby museums include the American Airpower Heritage Museum, Ellen Noel Art Museum, and the Museum of the Southwest. People may visit Lakeside Park and Monahans Sand Hills State Park for outdoor recreation. The Andrews County Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf. The city also has numerous community parks, picnic and playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and athletic fields. Opportunities for swimming and fishing are available at City Lake. Fall Fiesta and Bluegrass Festival are two of the local festivals of Andrews.

Andrews Transportation

Midland International Airport is nearby.

Andrews Higher Education

Colleges in the city are Odessa College and University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Other colleges nearby are The College of the Southwest, Midland College, and New Mexico Junior College.

People

Total Population 12,696
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,897
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 57%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,951
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $995
Median House Value $111,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.2%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 9.6%

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

Andrews Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles N of Odessa, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 234 miles E of El Paso, Texas
County Andrews
Standard Zip Codes 79714
Phone Area Codes 432
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.318
Longitude -102.545

Andrews 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 ANDREWS
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 81 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station MIDLAND INTL AP
Distance 33.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
Station MIDLAND 4 ENE
Distance 36.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 60 F
Apr Temp 48 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 96 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Goldsmith 208 $58,750

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

Andrews Public Libraries

Library
Andrews County Library
109 NW 1ST ST
Andrews, Texas
(432) 523-9819
Library Web Site

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Andrews Hospitals

PERMIAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ANDREWS COUNTY HO
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
720 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(432) 523-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Andrews High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ANDREWS HIGH SCHOOL
405 NW 3RD ST
432-523-3640
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 946 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

ANDREWS ALTER
405 N W 3RD ST
432-523-3640
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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