Perryton, Texas

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Perryton, Texas
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Location of Perryton, Texas
Coordinates: 36°23′30″N100°48′22″W / 36.39167°N 100.80611°W / 36.39167; -100.80611 Coordinates: 36°23′30″N100°48′22″W / 36.39167°N 100.80611°W / 36.39167; -100.80611
Area
  Total4.5 sq mi (11.5 km2)
  Land4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
2,940 ft (896 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total8,802
  Density2,000/sq mi (770/km2)
Time zone UTC-6
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79070
Area code(s) 806

Perryton is a city in Ochiltree County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,802 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ochiltree County. [1]

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Geography

Perryton is located at 36°23′30″N100°48′22″W / 36.39167°N 100.80611°W / 36.39167; -100.80611 (36.391752, -100.806109). [2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.4 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.45%) is water.

Climate

Perryton has a borderline cool semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) just short of either a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) or a humid continental climate (Dfa). Winter mornings are very cold: 137.9 mornings will fall to or below freezing and 4.4 mornings each year can be expected to fall so low as 0 °F or −17.8 °C. This indicates heavy continental influence courtesy of its far inland position. Winter weather can be extremely variable, ranging from extremely cold due to Arctic outbreaks from the Yukon to a three-month winter average of six afternoons above 70 °F or 21.1 °C due to hot chinook winds blowing off the Rocky Mountains. In some cases, these chinooks can produce extremely rapid increases in temperature: during February 10, 2017, the temperature rose from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) in the morning to 92 °F (33.3 °C) in the afternoon and down to 46 °F (7.8 °C) the following morning.

Summers are hot, but not so intensely so as South Texas, and mornings remain relatively mild. Nine mornings each year can be expected to stay above 68 °F or 20 °C, but virtually none stay above 77 °F or 25 °C – although the temperature did not fall below 79 °F or 26.1 °C on July 10, 2016. However, 70.5 afternoons reach 90 °F or 32.2 °C, with 12.3 afternoons topping 100 °F or 37.8 °C, and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) on June 26, 2011. The coldest morning was −17 °F (−27.2 °C) on January 7, 1988 and the coldest maximum 3 °F (−16.1 °C) on December 22 and 23 (twice on consecutive days) of 1990.

Climate data for Perryton, Texas (1981-2010; extremes since 1907)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)81
(27)
92
(33)
96
(36)
101
(38)
106
(41)
113
(45)
112
(44)
106
(41)
106
(41)
102
(39)
92
(33)
78
(26)
113
(45)
Average high °F (°C)48.2
(9.0)
51.6
(10.9)
60.6
(15.9)
69.7
(20.9)
78.0
(25.6)
87.0
(30.6)
92.4
(33.6)
90.8
(32.7)
83.2
(28.4)
71.0
(21.7)
59.2
(15.1)
47.5
(8.6)
70.0
(21.1)
Daily mean °F (°C)33.6
(0.9)
36.7
(2.6)
44.9
(7.2)
53.6
(12.0)
63.2
(17.3)
72.6
(22.6)
77.8
(25.4)
76.6
(24.8)
68.5
(20.3)
56.3
(13.5)
44.0
(6.7)
33.9
(1.1)
55.2
(12.9)
Average low °F (°C)19.0
(−7.2)
21.9
(−5.6)
29.2
(−1.6)
37.5
(3.1)
48.4
(9.1)
58.2
(14.6)
63.2
(17.3)
62.4
(16.9)
53.9
(12.2)
41.7
(5.4)
28.9
(−1.7)
20.4
(−6.4)
40.5
(4.7)
Record low °F (°C)−17
(−27)
−15
(−26)
−5
(−21)
13
(−11)
23
(−5)
41
(5)
47
(8)
46
(8)
29
(−2)
11
(−12)
−4
(−20)
−12
(−24)
−17
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm)0.47
(12)
0.62
(16)
1.75
(44)
1.82
(46)
2.96
(75)
3.32
(84)
3.12
(79)
2.63
(67)
1.86
(47)
1.83
(46)
0.88
(22)
0.84
(21)
22.1
(559)
Average snowfall inches (cm)3.8
(9.7)
4.1
(10)
4.3
(11)
0.8
(2.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.3
(0.76)
1.0
(2.5)
4.0
(10)
18.3
(45.96)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch)3.02.95.55.47.56.85.86.55.53.73.43.259.2
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 inch)2.11.61.60.3trace0.00.00.0trace0.01.01.58.2
Source #1: NOAA [3]
Source #2: National Weather Service [4]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1930 2,824
1940 2,325−17.7%
1950 4,41790.0%
1960 7,90378.9%
1970 7,810−1.2%
1980 7,9912.3%
1990 7,607−4.8%
2000 7,7742.2%
2010 8,80213.2%
Est. 20188,595 [5] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

At the 2000 census, [7] there were 7,774 people, 2,785 households and 2,113 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,753.2 per square mile (677.6/km²). There were 3,180 housing units at an average density of 717.2 per square mile (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 of which 42.3% had children, as well as people 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.

Age distribution was 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 household income was $37,363, and the median family income was $45,045. Males had a median income of $31,803 compared with $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 and the Perryton High School.

Notable people

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