Abernathy, Texas

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Abernathy is a city in Hale and Lubbock counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,839 at the 2000 census, but had dropped to 2,764 according to a 2009 estimate.[3]

The Hale County portion of Abernathy is part of the Plainview Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Lubbock County portion is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Abernathy (elev. 3350) is located at 33°49′55″N 101°50′42″W / 33.83194°N 101.845°W / 33.83194; -101.845 (33.831842, -101.845079).[4] Most of the city is located in Hale County; roughly 25% of the city extends southward into Lubbock County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,839 people, 996 households, and 800 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,402.0 people per square mile (928.9/km²). There were 1,081 housing units at an average density of 914.6/sq mi (353.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.15% White, 2.47% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 18.63% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.15% of the population.

There were 996 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.23.

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