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.



Total Population6,097
Male Share of the Population45.2%
Female Share of the Population54.8%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population41


% of people married43.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,599
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,489


Median Family Income$52,326
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$640
Median House Value$57,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.7%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Slaton Almanac

Nearest Medium City 15 miles SE of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City255 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Lubbock County
Metro AreaLubbock
Standard Zip Codes79364
Phone Area Codes806
Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Slaton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

Slaton Public Libraries

Slaton City Library
200 W LYNN ST SLATON, TX 79364 (33.439084, -101.64454)
Slaton, Texas
(806) 828-2008

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Slaton Public Schools

Stephen F Austin Pri
740 South 7th St
(806) 828-5813
Total Enrollment 201
Slaton H S
105 North 20th St
(806) 828-5833
Total Enrollment 324
Slaton J H
300 West Jean St
(806) 828-6583
Total Enrollment 270
Cathelene Thomas El
615 West Lubbock St
(806) 828-5805
Total Enrollment 513

Slaton Private Schools

St Joseph School
1305 W Division St
Total Enrollment 41
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