Deaf Smith County

Deaf Smith County, Texas

235 E 3rd St Rm 203
Hereford, TX 79045
Phone: (806) 363-7077
Fax: (806) 363-7023

On the northeastern border of TX panhandle, southwest of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Erastus "Deaf" Smith (1787-1837), Republic of Texas scout and soldier

Area (sq mi):: 1498.26 (land 1497.34; water 0.92) Population per square mile: 12.40
Population 2005: 18,538 State rank: 124 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 -3.10% Population 2000: 18,561 (White 40.40%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 57.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 25.90%). Foreign born: 11.60%. Median age: 30.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,119; median household $29,601; Population below poverty level: 20.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,387-$23,286
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hereford County seat (14,458)

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    In 1984, Deaf Smith County, which nudges the New Mexico border in the Texas Panhandle, was among three finalists for a repository before lawmakers chose Yucca Mountain.
    This project is considered to be a first phase of the Broadview Energy's long-term plan for up to 500 MWs in Curry County, New Mexico and Deaf Smith County, Texas.
    As a grain sorghum producer in Hereford, I'm excited about the opportunities ethanol brings to this area," said Joe Perrin, Deaf Smith County farmer.
    10 mi N, 35 mi W of Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas, 17 August 1989, one specimen (TTU 11453).
    That leaves three candidates: a salt formation in Deaf Smith County, Texas; the consolidated volcanic ash of Yucca Mountain, Nev.