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Overview

Introduction to Dumas, Texas

Dumas, Texas, in Moore county, is 45 miles N of Amarillo, Texas (center to center) and 251 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dumas History

The Panhandle Townsite Company laid out Dumas in 1891. The company was headed by Louis Dumas who settled in the city of Dumas with his wife. However, after a blizzard caused great destruction in the area in 1895, both moved to Sherman which was the seat of Grayson County. Dumas was declared the county seat in 1892 and had its first state bank in 1908.

Dumas and nearby Attractions

  • Moore County Historical Museum
  • Meredith National Recreation Area
  • XIT Museum
  • Pheasant Trails Golf Course
  • Bone Lake

Things To Do In Dumas

Those who are interested in the area's history should visit The Window on the Plains Museum. This museum features an excellent collection of exhibits of the Texas Panhandle and Moore County. The Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, located on the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle, offers facilities for fishing, boating, camping, swimming, scuba diving, horseback riding, and hiking.

Dumas Transportation

Flights can be availed from Amarillo International Airport.

Dumas Higher Education

Amarillo College, West Texas A & M University, and Wayland Baptist University provide courses for higher studies.

People

Total Population 14,997
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,853
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,113
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.7%
Median Gross Rent $722
Median House Value $101,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 5.3%

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

Dumas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles N of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 251 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Moore
Standard Zip Codes 79029
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.865
Longitude -101.972

Dumas 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 DUMAS
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Station BORGER
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 21.9 inches
Station STRATFORD
Distance 34.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 47 F
Apr Temp 37 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 91 F
Oct Temp 40 to 71 F
Annual Precip 17.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cactus 3,210 $44,659
Channing 207 $34,306

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

Dumas Public Libraries

Library
Killgore Memorial Library
124 S BLISS AVE
Dumas, Texas
(806) 935-4941
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Dumas Hospitals

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
224 E SECOND STREET
(806) 935-7171
Emergency Service: Yes

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Dumas High Schools

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DUMAS H S
421 W 4TH ST
806-935-4151
A Title I School.
Serves 1,101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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421 W 4TH ST
806-957-3438
A Non-traditional School
Serves 30 students.

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