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People

Total Population1,390
Male Share of the Population42.2%
Female Share of the Population57.8%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+501
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
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 Level76.4%
% Below Poverty Level23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16%
Median Gross Rent$586
Median House Value$85,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.8%
US/American0%
English3.9%
Irish4.2%

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

Dexter Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 147 miles W of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City158 miles NE of El Paso, Texas
CountyChaves
Standard Zip Codes88230
Phone Area Codes505
Time ZoneMountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude33.197
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)

StationROSWELL AP
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 78 F
Jul Temp67 to 95 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches
StationMALJAMAR 4 SE
Distance47.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 78 F
Jul Temp64 to 96 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip16 inches
StationTATUM
Distance61.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 54 F
Apr Temp40 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 91 F
Oct Temp43 to 75 F
Annual Precip16.7 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Artesia11,641$58,750
Hagerman1,112$34,118
Lake Arthur436$57,083
Roswell48,553$49,483

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

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Dexter High Schools

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

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