Texline, Texas

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Texline is a town in northwestern Dallam County, Texas, United States. The population was 511 at the 2000 census. The town is named for its location near the New Mexico-Texas state line. U.S. Highway 87 constitutes the main street of Texline.

From Highway 87 just west of Texline, one gets the first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains as they slowly rise in northeastern New Mexico.

W.A. Criswell, veteran pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, was born in Oklahoma but reared in Texline.



Texline is located at 36°22′41″N 103°1′23″W / 36.37806°N 103.02306°W / 36.37806; -103.02306 (36.377998, -103.023170)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 511 people, 196 households, and 134 families residing in the town. The population density was 504.2 people per square mile (195.3/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 224.0/sq mi (86.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.02% White, 0.20% Native American, 6.85% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.81% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

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