Happy, Texas

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Happy is a town in Randall and Swisher counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 647 at the 2000 census. The Randall County portion of Happy is part of the Amarillo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A 1999 movie named Happy, Texas starring Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, Ally Walker, Ileana Douglas and William H. Macy was named for but not shot in the town.

The Happy State Bank and Trust Company, based in Amarillo, serves fourteen communities in the Texas Panhandle, including Happy.



Happy is located at 34°44.6′N 101°51.4′W / 34.7433°N 101.8567°W / 34.7433; -101.8567,[3] primarily within Swisher County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 647 people, 267 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 607.5 people per square mile (233.5/km²). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 277.0/sq mi (106.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.18% White, 0.62% African American, 1.24% Native American, 6.80% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.31% of the population.

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