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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,543
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+4,614
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,903
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,364

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,816
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$737
Median House Value$86,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.4%
German7.2%
Irish6.7%
English4.8%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
West Indian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Scottish0.5%
Polish0.5%
Russian0.4%
African0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Snyder Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scurry County
Standard Zip Codes79549
P.O. Box Zip Codes79550
Phone Area Codes325
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.71
Approximate Longitude-100.91

Snyder Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSNYDER
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
StationCOLORADO CITY
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
StationROSCOE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colorado City4,029$60,509
Loraine478$62,500

Snyder Public Libraries

Scurry County Library
1916 23RD ST
Snyder, Texas
(325) 573-5572

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Snyder Hospitals

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

Snyder Public Schools

Snyder Academy
3600 Ave A
ZIP: 79549
(325) 574-8890
Snyder H S
3801 Austin
ZIP: 79549
(325) 574-8800
High
Total Enrollment 727
Snyder Int
3601 El Paso St
ZIP: 79549
(325) 574-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Snyder J H
3300 El Paso
ZIP: 79549
(325) 574-8700
Other
Total Enrollment 583
Snyder Pri
3601 El Paso St
ZIP: 79549
(325) 574-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Stanfield El
4300 Ave V
ZIP: 79549
(325) 574-8675
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
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