Introduction to Snyder, Texas

Snyder, Texas is 71 miles W of Abilene, Texas (center to center) and 209 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas. It is in Scurry county.

Snyder History

The city has its roots in the trading post that buffalo hunter and trader, William Henry (Pete) Snyder, built in the locality in 1878. Other traders and hunters soon followed him and settled in the region. Snyder drew a plan for a town in 1882 and invited immigrants to settle in the area. The initial dwellings were mostly buffalo hide houses that earned the area the name Hide Town.

Snyder and nearby Attractions

  • Scurry County Museum
  • Primitive Baptist Church
  • South Fork Deep Creek
  • North East Park
  • Snyder Cemetery
  • Scurry County Library

Things To Do In Snyder

The Scurry County Museum has many objects of historical importance on display. It is a popular spot among tourists. The undisturbed serenity of Primitive Baptist Church and Snyder Cemetery attracts visitors from all around. North East Park has provisions for various recreational activities. Scurry County Library has a huge archive of educational and recreational books and periodicals.

Snyder Transportation

Dyess AFB Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation facilities.

Snyder Higher Education

Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene Christian University, and Texas Tech University provide higher education to the residents of Snyder.



Total Population11,484
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population33


% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$59,543
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%


People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$708
Median House Value$83,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.3%
French Except Basque1.3%
West Indian1.1%
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Snyder Almanac

Nearest Medium City 71 miles W of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City209 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Scurry County
Standard Zip Codes79549
P.O. Box Zip Codes79550
Phone Area Codes325
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Snyder Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 77 F
Jul Temp69 to 95 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip22.5 inches
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 79 F
Annual Precip19.4 inches
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp29 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip23.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Snyder, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clairemont (79549)

Union (79549)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colorado City4,122$51,895

Snyder Public Libraries

Scurry County Library
1916 23RD ST SNYDER, TX 79549 (32.719193, -100.919572)
Snyder, Texas
(325) 573-5572

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Snyder Hospitals

Cogdell Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1700 Cogdell Boulevard
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Snyder Public Schools

Snyder El
3601 El Paso
(325) 574-8600
Snyder H S
3801 Austin
(325) 574-8800
Total Enrollment 650
Snyder J H
3300 El Paso
(325) 573-6356
Total Enrollment 539
Stanfield El
4300 Ave V
(325) 575-8675
Total Enrollment 171
Snyder Int
3601 El Paso St
(325) 574-8600
Total Enrollment 617
Snyder Academy
3600 Ave A
(325) 574-8890
Total Enrollment 53
Snyder Pri
3601 El Paso St
(325) 574-8600
Total Enrollment 717

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