Ozona is a census-designated place (CDP) in and
the county seat of Crockett
County, Texas, United States.
The population was 3,436 at the 2000 census
. It is the only Census
Bureau-recognized community in Crockett County, which is named for
Crockett, a hero of the Alamo.
Ozona is called the "Biggest Little Town in the World".
located on Interstate 10 some
eighty-two miles southwest of San Angelo.
Crockett County is one of the nation's
leading producers of wool
. It is situated in the Edwards Plateau region in the western edge of the Texas Hill Country. Hunters
come to Ozona in search of white-tailed deer
, and game birds.
The county was organized in 1891 under a giant oak tree
, which still stands and shades the
historical marker describing the event. The Davy Crockett Monument
is a large statue
in the City Park on the
Texas also has a "Heritage Appreciation Monument" which honors
pioneer families who came to settle the land. There is a
three-story Crockett County Museum
11th Street, which features a blacksmith
shop, ranching artifacts
, and a wool/mohair room. A
scenic drive from Ozona to Lancaster Hill, west on Texas State Highway 290
, provides a
panoramic view of the Pecos River
Ozona is located at (30.708972, -101.204069) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the CDP has a total area of
4.7 square miles
), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 3,436
people, 1,255 households, and 919 families residing in the CDP. The
people per square mile (283.5/km²). There were 1,514 housing units
at an average density of 323.7/sq mi (124.9/km²). The racial
makeup of the CDP was 74.62% White
, 0.81% African American
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 20.93% from
, and 2.62%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 60.13% of the
There were 1,255 households out of which 38.4% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples
living together, 10.7% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families.
24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age
of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to
64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,565, and the
median income for a family was $33,017. Males had a median income
of $30,988 versus $14,024 for females. The per capita income
for the CDP was $13,152.
About 16.8% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the
, including 27.0% of those
under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over.
Ozona is served by the Crockett
County Consolidated Common School District
. Crockett County
Consolidated Common School District is designated as Class 2A, and
its students participate in most of the UIL
scholastic and athletic activities available in that
classification. Students may participate in more than one sport
including football, basketball, track, cross country, tennis,
baseball, and golf, as well as other extracurricular activities
that are concurrently running.
Ozona High School students have won or placed in the top three at
state competition in debate, speaking events, and journalism. The
Ozona High School Band also has been awarded numerous honors at
both the regional and state levels.
Ozona Lady Lions have been Class 2A State
Champions in 1995 and 1996 in Basketball and in 1997 in Golf. The
Ozona Lions were Class 2A State Champions in Cross Country in
- Texas Transportation Commission, Texas State Travel Guide,
2007, p. 98