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"Town Without a Toothache"

Hereford is a city in Deaf Smith County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Hereford cattle

The latitude of Hereford is 34.815N. The longitude is -102.397W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,816 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,428.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,599
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hereford demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Blue Water
· La Plata
Low rate of tooth decay among residents has been attributed to the presence of natural fluorides in the water supply
Natural fluorides in the municipal water account for the low rate of dental decay
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 69. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.7 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Deaf Smith County Historical 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.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Hereford residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hereford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hereford was $12,787, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Hereford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hereford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $651.


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Libraries in Hereford include Deaf Smith County Library ... View libraries

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Deaf Smith County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hereford political report.

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The average commute time for Hereford workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hereford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Hereford include Best Western Red Carpet Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hereford, Scottish Inn.

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