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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,963
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+7,153
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,308
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,160
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,288

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,184
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone18.7%
Median Gross Rent$727
Median House Value$106,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.7%
German8.6%
Irish6.8%
English5.9%
Polish1.3%
Swedish0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Czech0.6%
Scottish0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Italian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.3%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
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Dumas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Moore County
Standard Zip Codes79029
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.86
Approximate Longitude-101.96

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)

StationDUMAS
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 92 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationBORGER
Distance32.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip21.9 inches
StationSTRATFORD
Distance34.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 47 F
Apr Temp37 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 91 F
Oct Temp40 to 71 F
Annual Precip17.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cactus3,178$46,278
Channing183$44,643
Sunray1,986$56,458

Dumas Public Libraries

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

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Dumas Hospitals

Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
224 East 2nd Street

Dumas Public Schools

Dumas H S
300 S Klein Ave
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-4151
High
Total Enrollment 1116
Dumas Int
400 Texas Ave
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-6474
Middle
Total Enrollment 678
Dumas J H
700 E 5th Sreet
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-4155
Middle
Total Enrollment 638
Green Acres El
300 Oak Ave
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-4157
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Hillcrest El
514 Pear Ave
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-5629
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Morningside El
623 Powell Ave
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-4153
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
North Plains Opportunity Center
1015 N Maddox Ave
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-8774
High
Total Enrollment 66
Sunset El
401 W 14th St
ZIP: 79029
(806) 935-2127
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
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