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Overview

Introduction to Slaton, Texas

Slaton, Texas, in Lubbock county, is 15 miles SE of Lubbock, Texas (center to center) and 255 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is located in the Lubbock metropolitan area.

Slaton History

The place where the city now stands was owned by Eli Stilson and J. I. Case during the 1880s. The town was established when the Santa Fe Railroad desired a division point for servicing trains. The site was purchased in 1911, and laid out emulating the Washington, D.C. formation. The community was named after O. L. Slaton, a local banker. Slaton's population grew when the employees of the railway moved in with their families. However, the growth slowed once the Santa Fe company relocated its offices elsewhere. The city now flourishes as an agribusiness hub.

Slaton and Nearby Attractions

  • Texas Air Museum
  • Buddy Holly Center
  • American Museum of Agriculture
  • Twin Pine RV Park
  • Science Spectrum

Things To Do In Slaton

Memorabilia related to the armed forces are displayed at the nearby Texas Air Museum. The Caprock chapter of the museum is located near Slaton Municipal Airport. Exhibits include machine guns, fanjets, glider artifacts, aircrafts, and a 1930s Japanese army artillery field gun. The eyeglasses, clothes, and guitar belonging to Buddy Holly may be viewed at the Buddy Holly Center. The 6-acre Twin Pine RV Park can be accessed from Slaton. Camping opportunities are also available at the park.

Slaton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lubbock International Airport.

Slaton Higher Education

Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are located close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,068
Male Share of the Population43.8%
Female Share of the Population56.2%
Senior Citizens21.6%
Employed Population 16+2,814
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.9%
Median Earnings25+$28,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,566
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,324

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,655
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$616
Median House Value$56,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.7%
German13%
Irish8.3%
English5.9%
Danishn0.8%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Polish0.2%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Slaton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lubbock County
Standard Zip Codes79364
Phone Area Codes806
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude33.43
Approximate Longitude-101.64

Slaton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLUBBOCK RGNL AP
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches
StationTAHOKA
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 53 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 76 F
Annual Precip20.4 inches
StationPOST
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip21.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Idalou2,200$68,125
Lubbock244,507$57,153
New Home542$48,750
Ransom Canyon1,325$104,191
Tahoka2,570$55,000

Slaton Public Libraries

Slaton City Library
200 W LYNN ST
Slaton, Texas
(806) 828-2008

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Slaton Public Schools

Cathelene Thomas El
615 W Lubbock St
ZIP: 79364
(806) 828-5805
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Slaton H S
105 N 20th St
ZIP: 79364
(806) 828-5833
High
Total Enrollment 342
Slaton J H
300 W Jean St
ZIP: 79364
(806) 828-6583
Middle
Total Enrollment 297
Stephen F Austin Pri
740 S 7th St
ZIP: 79364
(806) 828-5813
Primary
Total Enrollment 187

Slaton Private Schools

St Joseph School
1305 W Division St
ZIP: 79364
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
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