Snyder, Texas

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Snyder is a city in and the county seat of Scurry County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 10,783 at the 2000 census. It is located on Deep Creek, a minor tributary of the Colorado River of Texas. Snyder is approximately ninety-three miles southeast of Lubbock.

Located in Snyder is the Scurry County Coliseum, a large meeting hall which hosts many area events. Outside the Coliseum is a locomotive engine and a small restored historic village. On the courthouse grounds downtown is a sculpture of a rare albino buffalo.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,783 people, 4,980 households, and 2,880 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,256.8 people per square mile (485.2/km²). There were 5,013 housing units at an average density of 584.3/sq mi (225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.00% White, 4.69% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 13.68% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.8% of the population.

There were 4,068 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 64 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31 016, and the median income for a family was $37,392. Males had a median income of $30 033 versus $17 609 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,647. About 13.7% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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