Perryton, Texas


Perryton, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Perryton, Texas
settlement_type = City
nickname = P-town
motto = Wheatheart of the Nation



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map_caption = Location of Perryton, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Ochiltree

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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 11.5
area_land_km2 = 11.5
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 4.5
area_land_sq_mi = 4.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 7774
population_density_km2 = 676.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1753.2

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 896
elevation_ft = 2940
latd = 36 |latm = 23 |lats = 30 |latNS = N
longd = 100 |longm = 48 |longs = 22 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 79070
area_code = 806
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-56912GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1365089GR|3
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Perryton is a city in Ochiltree County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,774 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Ochiltree CountyGR|6.

Geography

Perryton is located at coor dms|36|23|30|N|100|48|22|W|city (36.391752, -100.806109)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,774 people, 2,785 households, and 2,113 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,753.2 people per square mile (677.6/km²). There were 3,180 housing units at an average density of 717.2/sq mi (277.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.23% White, 0.15% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.10% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.13% of the population.

There were 2,785 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,363, and the median income for a family was $45,045. Males had a median income of $31,803 versus $19,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,431. About 9.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Perryton is served by the Perryton Independent School District.

chool Board Members

Perry Allred- President

Randy Skaggs- Vice President

Richard Beyea- Secretary

Other MembersRen Hensley, Terry Danley, Brian Diedrich, Bill Robersonmexican's suck

Notable natives

*Mike Hargrove, Major League Baseball player and manager of the Seattle Mariners
*John R. Erickson, Author of the Hank the Cowdog Series
*Angela Arenivar, featured in the 2002 documentary Spellbound
*Caleb Campbell, 2008 NFL Draftee of the Detroit Lions
*Jeremy Campbell, gold medalist at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing

The Youngesters

Addison Skaggs- best actress and athlete in the small town under 15Awards:2nd grade- 5th in UIL storytelling3rd grade- 2nd in UIL storytelling4th grade- first in UIL Oral Reading, 3rd in Creative Writing 5th grade- 4th in UIL Oral Reading, 1st in UIL Dictionary, 5th in Creative Writing

She is also a stud pitcher.

References

External links

* [http://www.ci.perryton.tx.us/ City of Perryton Website]


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