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Throckmorton, Texas

Throckmorton, Texas
Downtown Throckmorton.
Downtown Throckmorton.
Location of Throckmorton, Texas
Location of Throckmorton, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Throckmorton
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,319 ft (402 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 905
 • Density 539.4/sq mi (208.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76483
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-72896[1]
GNIS feature ID 1369910[2]

Throckmorton is a town in Throckmorton County, Texas, United States. The population was 828 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Throckmorton County.[3]


  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Education 3
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Throckmorton is located at (33.181399, -99.178173).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Throckmorton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 828 people, a decrease of 8.51% since 2000 (77 people). There were 477 housing units, with 116 of them vacant. The racial makeup of the town was 93.50% White (774 people), 0.12% African American (1 person), 0.97% Native American (8 people), 0.48% Asian (4 people), 4.11% from other races (34 people), and 0.85% from two or more races (7 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.27% of the population (85 people).

2000 census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 905 people, 386 households, and 265 families residing in the town. The population density was 539.4 people per square mile (208.0/km²). There were 477 housing units at an average density of 284.3 per square mile (109.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.50% White (819 people), 0.11% African American (1 person), 0.11% Native American (1 person), 7.29% from other races (66 people), and 1.99% from two or more races (18 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.04% of the population (109 people).

There were 386 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18 (230 children), 5.3% from 18 to 24 (48 people), 23.5% from 25 to 44 (213 people), 26.4% from 45 to 64 (239 people), and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older (175 people). The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males (452 females and 453 males). For every 100 females age 18 and over (353 females), there were 91.2 males (322 males).

The median income for a household in the town was $29,453, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $22,778 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,400. About 11.7% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Throckmorton is served by the Throckmorton Independent School District and home to the Throckmorton High School Greyhounds.

Notable people

Bob Lilly, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys from 1961–74, was born in Throckmorton in 1939.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Throckmorton, Texas
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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