Snyder is a city in and the
county seat of Scurry
County, Texas, United States.
The population was 10,783 at the 2000 census
. It is located on Deep
Creek, a minor tributary
of the Colorado River
of Texas. Snyder is
approximately ninety miles south of Lubbock.
Snyder is home of the Scurry County Coliseum, a large meeting hall
which hosts many area events.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 10,783
people, 4,980 households, and 2,880 families residing in the city.
The population density
1,256.8 people per square mile (485.2/km²). There were 5,013
housing units at an average density of 584.3/sq mi
(225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.00% White
, 4.69% African American
, 13.68% from other races
, and 1.81% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 31.8%
of the population.
There were 4,068 households out of which 34.9% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples
living together, 11.8% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families.
26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had
someone living alone who was 64 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age
of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to
64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31 016, and the
median income for a family was $37,392. Males had a median income
of $30 033 versus $17 609 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$16,647. About 13.7% of families and 17.0% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 22.4%
of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Los Lonely Boys, a Tex-Mex rock group.
- L.W. "Buck" Hatfield obituary, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
February 15, 1995