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Overview

Introduction to Dalhart, Texas

Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam county, is 69 miles NW of Amarillo, Texas (center to center) and 230 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Dalhart History

In the early 20th century, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway built a track crossing the Fort Worth and Denver City line. W. J. Blair and Charles W. Thornton platted the original settlement in 1901 when it was known as "Twist Junction." Later, the name was changed to "Denrock," but the postal authorities objected to this name. Since the community was located at the border of the Dallam and Hartley counties, it was christened "Dalhart." On May 6, 1902. it was incorporated as a town, and it became a city on April 6, 1904. The presence of two railroad lines led to the establishment of roundhouses, machine shops, and a lever control tower which contributed to the growth and development of Dalhart. It also prospered as the transportation center for the XIT Ranch. The city remains the business hub for the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

Dalhart and Nearby Attractions

  • XIT Museum
  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Wonderland Park
  • Lake Rita Blanca Wildlife Management Area
  • Ute Lake State Park

Things To Do In Dalhart

The Don Harrington Discovery Center houses a planetarium and interactive exhibits. Ranching equipment and wagons from the XIT Ranch are displayed at the nearby XIT Museum, which also features several period rooms as well as a wedding chapel. The Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument showcases tools, arrowheads, and spears used by the Native Indians. Recreational activities like fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking can be pursued at the Ute Lake State Park. The Clayton Lake State Park that features dinosaur prints, is also near the city.

Dalhart Transportation

Air transportation is available from Amarillo International Airport.

Dalhart Higher Education

Oklahoma Panhandle State University, West Texas A&M University, and Amarillo College are located close to Dalhart.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,357
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+3,875
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,652
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,231
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,567

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,458
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$709
Median House Value$96,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45%
German16.9%
Irish10.3%
English6.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.2%
Austrian1.1%
Scottish1%
Norwegian0.8%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Italian0.3%
African0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Dalhart Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallam County
Standard Zip Codes79022
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.06
Approximate Longitude-102.51

Dalhart Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALHART MUNICIPAL AP
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 48 F
Apr Temp38 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 90 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationDALHART 6 SW
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 47 F
Apr Temp35 to 68 F
Jul Temp60 to 90 F
Oct Temp37 to 71 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches
StationCHANNING 2
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 48 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp42 to 71 F
Annual Precip17.2 inches

Dalhart Public Libraries

Dallam-hartley County Library
420 DENROCK AVE
Dalhart, Texas
(806) 244-2761

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Dalhart Hospitals

Coon Memorial Hospital And Home
(Government - District/authority)
1411 Denver Avenue

Dalhart Public Schools

Dalhart Int School
801 Oak
ZIP: 79022
(806) 244-7380
Middle
Total Enrollment 231
Dalhart H S
2100 Spirit Trl
ZIP: 79022
(806) 244-7300
High
Total Enrollment 506
X I T Secondary School
701 E 10th
ZIP: 79022
(806) 244-7343
High
Total Enrollment 25
Dalhart J H
1802 E 16th
ZIP: 79022
(806) 244-7825
Middle
Total Enrollment 402
Dalhart El
1401 Tennessee Ave
ZIP: 79022
(806) 244-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 603

Dalhart Private Schools

St Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
410 E 13th
ZIP: 79022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
Dalhart Christian Academy
1000 E 16th St
ZIP: 79022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 83
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