Dallam County, Texas

The Dallam County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Dalhart.


The County is located in the extreme northwest of Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and bordered to the north on the west by New Mexico. It has an area of ​​3899 square kilometers, of which 1 square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Cimarron County, the westernmost county of Oklahoma, Sherman County, Hartley County and Union County to the north-easternmost county in New Mexico.


Dallam County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named after James Wilmer Dallam, a lawyer and editor of a newspaper. The first settlement of the area took place in 1870, 1874 and 1875 which led to the war with the Red River Comanche and Kiowa resident here over the years. 1900/ 01 was approved by the Railway Company Chicago, rock Iceland and Pacific Railroad the route from Enid ( Oklahoma) to Tucumcari, New Mexico, built, which runs through the County. The point at which the rails with those of the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad met, was named Dalhart. The name is composed of the initial letters of the Dallam County and Hartley County, between which lies the place. Within a short time became of the little railway junction, a considerable place and 1903 the county seat.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 6,222 people in Dallam County in 2,317 households and 1,628 families. The population density was 2 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 82.64 percent White, 1.64 percent African American, 0.90 percent Native American, 0.21 percent Asian, and 12.41 percent from other races; 2.20 percent were descended from two or more races. 28.38 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,317 households out of which 39.0 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 55.1 percent were married couples living together, 9.7 percent were single mothers and 29.7 percent were non-families. 26.2 percent of all households and 10.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.24 persons.

31.8 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.6 percent between 18 to 24, 28.8 percent between 25 and 44, 20.6 percent between 45 and 64 and 10.3 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102 males and 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household was $ 27,946, and the median income for a family was $ 33,558. Males have a median income of $ 27,244, women $ 19,000. The per capita income was $ 13,653. 11.3 percent of families and 14.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in County

  • Bolin
  • Chamberlin
  • Conlen
  • Dalhart
  • Kerrick
  • Perico
  • Texline