Fort Davis, Texas

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Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,050 at the 2000 census and 1,041 according to a 2007 estimate.[3] It is the county seat of Jeff Davis County.[4] It was the site of Fort Davis established in 1854 on the San Antonio-El Paso Road through west Texas and named after Jefferson Davis, who was then the Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce.[5]



Fort Davis is located at 30°35′34″N 103°53′31″W / 30.59278°N 103.89194°W / 30.59278; -103.89194 (30.592880, -103.891996).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), all of it land.

Fort Davis has the highest elevation above sea level of any county seat in Texas; the elevation is 5,050 feet.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,050 people, 415 households, and 298 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 188.2 people per square mile (72.7/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 94.1/sq mi (36.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.29% White, 0.19% African American, 0.48% Native American, 7.62% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.33% of the population.

There were 415 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

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