For population 25 years and over in Dimmitt:
For population 15 years and over in Dimmitt city:
1,008 residents are foreign born (23.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,175 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (52.3 miles , pop. 173,627).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (246.9 miles , pop. 448,607).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (340.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Nazareth, TX (3.5 miles ), Hart, TX (4.0 miles ), Hereford, TX (4.4 miles ), Springlake, TX (4.7 miles) , Earth, TX (4.7 miles ), Friona, TX (4.9 miles ), Olton, TX (5.2 miles ), Happy, TX (5.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.55 N, Longitude: 102.32 W
Area code: 806
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Dimmitt detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 9 (7 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -173 (-3.8%).
Work and jobs in Dimmitt: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Dimmitt, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Dimmitt-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Dimmitt city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/12/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Dimmitt-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from Dimmitt center
On 3/25/1996 at 06:43:46, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from Dimmitt center
On 8/7/2000 at 17:19:08, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Castro County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Don Carthel - Football player and coach, Kent Hance - Politician.
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Airports located in Dimmitt:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 30.6%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.1% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 42.4% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Dimmitt in 2000:
Dimmitt compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Dimmitt (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Dimmitt (based on Castro County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.22%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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Dimmitt government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,325 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
10.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,399 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Dimmitt fatal accident list:
Jul 12, 2007 08:32 PM, Lee, Lat: 34.546392, Lon: -102.314594, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1999 09:35 AM, Sr-86, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 19, 1995 05:13 PM, 86, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 9, 1989 01:30 AM, 86, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 28, 1987 01:40 PM, 385, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dimmitt)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Dimmitt, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Dimmitt)
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.