Dodson, Texas

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Dodson is a town in Collingsworth County, Texas, United States. The population was 115 at the 2000 census.



Dodson is located at 34°45′54″N 100°1′17″W / 34.765°N 100.02139°W / 34.765; -100.02139 (34.765054, -100.021259)[3]. Dodson is 0.6 miles (0.97 km) east of the 100th meridian west(the Texas-Oklahoma border) one mile (1.6 km) north of the Childress County line, 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Wellington, Texas and 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Hollis, Oklahoma.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 115 people, 53 households, and 34 families residing in the town. The population density was 189.8 people per square mile (72.8/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 107.3/sq mi (41.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.35% White, 2.61% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 9.57% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.04% of the population.

There were 53 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 38.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 121.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.4 males.

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