Whiteface, Texas

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Whiteface is a town in Cochran County, Texas, United States. The population was 465 at the 2000 census. The name was derived from ranches in the town named after whiteface cattle.[citation needed]



The community was founded in 1924, but it was moved several miles the next year to be at the railroad.

Oil was discovered near the town in 1937.

Whiteface was incorporated in 1945.


Whiteface is located at 33°36′3″N 102°36′55″W / 33.60083°N 102.61528°W / 33.60083; -102.61528 (33.600875, -102.615414)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Whiteface is located on State Highway 114 and is west of Lubbock, Texas.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 465 people, 163 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 799.8 people per square mile (309.5/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 356.0/sq mi (137.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.53% White, 2.80% African American, 2.58% Native American, 26.45% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.16% of the population.

There were 163 households out of which 47.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the town the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

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