Pyote, Texas

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Pyote is a town in Ward County, Texas, United States. The population was 131 at the 2000 census.



Pyote began as a small town. Its fortunes rose with oil, but its population decreased when the railroad was built away from the town. At one time Pyote had 3,500 residents. The 1942 development of the Pyote Air Force Station and the 1967 development of what would become the West Texas State School raised the town's fortunes.[3]


Pyote is located at 31°32′15″N 103°7′36″W / 31.5375°N 103.12667°W / 31.5375; -103.12667 (31.537478, -103.126771)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 131 people, 56 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 101.5 people per square mile (39.2/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 65.9/sq mi (25.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.97% White, 1.53% African American, 6.87% Native American, 4.58% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.90% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.09.

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