Dimmitt, Texas

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Dimmitt is a city in Castro County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,375 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Castro County[3]. It is located on the old Ozark Trail, a road system from St. Louis, Missouri, to El Paso, Texas. The Ozark Trail marked at the courthouse.



Dimmitt is located at 34°32′57″N 102°18′55″W / 34.54917°N 102.31528°W / 34.54917; -102.31528 (34.549052, -102.315355)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land. Dimmitt is south of Hereford, the seat of Deaf Smith County.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,375 people, 1,464 households, and 1,124 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,116.4 people per square mile (816.0/km²). There were 1,692 housing units at an average density of 818.5/sq mi (315.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.02% White, 2.99% African American, 1.69% Native American, 18.10% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.94% of the population.

There were 1,464 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.46.

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