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"The Town Without a Frown"
Happy is a town in Swisher County. (The community straddles Swisher and Randall counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The town was originally named "Happy Draw," by cowboys elated to find water here
The latitude of Happy is 34.743N. The longitude is -101.854W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,615 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 629.
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17% of Happy residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Happy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Happy was $14,618, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Happy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Happy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $246. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $519.
Swisher County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Happy political report.
The average commute time for Happy workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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