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Perryton, Texas
—  City  —
Motto: Wheatheart of the Nation
Location of Perryton, Texas
Coordinates: 36°23′30″N 100°48′22″W / 36.39167°N 100.80611°W / 36.39167; -100.80611Coordinates: 36°23′30″N 100°48′22″W / 36.39167°N 100.80611°W / 36.39167; -100.80611
Country United States
State Texas
County Ochiltree
Area
 - Total 4.5 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 - Land 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 2,940 ft (896 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,774
 Density 1,753.2/sq mi (676.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79070
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-56912[1]
GNIS feature ID 1365089[2]

Perryton is a city in Ochiltree County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,774 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Ochiltree County[3].

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Geography

Perryton is located at 36°23′30″N 100°48′22″W / 36.39167°N 100.80611°W / 36.39167; -100.80611 (36.391752, -100.806109)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[1], there were 7,774 people, 2,785 households and 2,113 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,753.2 per square mile (677.6/km²). There were 3,180 housing units at an average density of 717.2/sq mi (277.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.23% White, 0.15% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.10% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.13% of the population.

There were 2,785 households of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.22.

Age distribution was 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median household income was $37,363, and the median family income was $45,045. Males had a median income of $31,803 versus $19,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,431. About 9.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Perryton is served by the Perryton Independent School District.

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School Board members

Perry Allred - President
Randy "Boz" Skaggs - Vice President
Richard Beyea - Secretary
Ren Hensley
Terry Danley
Brian Diedrich
Bil Roberson

PHS football

Perryton High School football has had a very honorable program throughout history, with highly respected offensive lineman. In 2006, coach Gary Newcomb retired. Since fall 2007, Perryton has not had a winning season. Newcomb was replaced by Neal Hugg.

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