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Dalhart is a city in Dallam County.
It is the county seat.
The community name combines first syllables of Dallam and Hartley counties
The latitude of Dalhart is 36.059N. The longitude is -102.512W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,983 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,153.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Dalhart demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Twist Junction
Grew as a railroad junction
Site of the huge XIT ranch, which spanned more than 3 million acres in 10 counties
The Empty Saddle Monument here was designed by a cowboy after a widow made a request for a riderless horse in the annual parade
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- XIT Rodeo & Reunion - Aug. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dalhart web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Lake Rita Blanca Wildlife Management Area
Historic sites and museums: XIT Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Across the immense plain of night lay the first Texas town, Dalhart, which I'd crossed in 1947. It lay glimmering on the dark floor of the earth, fifty miles away.
-- On the Road
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Ancestry & family history
15% of Dalhart residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dalhart ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dalhart was $16,530, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Dalhart residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dalhart festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- XIT Rodeo & Reunion - Aug. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Dalhart, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $729.
Libraries in Dalhart include Dallam-Hartley County Library ... View libraries
Dallam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dalhart political report.
The average commute time for Dalhart workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Dalhart include Best Western, Days Inn Dalhart, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Super 8.
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“ Across the immense plain of night lay the first Texas town, Dalhart, which I'd crossed in 1947. It lay glimmering on the dark floor of the earth, fifty miles away. ”
~ On the Road
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