Sundown, TX Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,505. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,540 (+2.3% change)
Males: 722 (48.0%), Females: 783 (52.0%)

Hockley County

Zip code: 79372

Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $33,413 (year 2000)
Median house value: $34,200 (year 2000)

Races in Sundown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.4%)
  • Hispanic (39.3%)
  • Other race (16.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Black (1.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (11.4%), Irish (6.6%), German (6.5%), English (3.1%), Dutch (2.4%), French (1.9%).

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sundown

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sundown city

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

4.6% Foreign born (4.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -253 (-14.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Sundown:

  • COVENANT HOSPITAL LEVELLAND (about 12 miles; LEVELLAND, TX)
  • BROWNFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 25 miles; BROWNFIELD, TX)
  • COCHRAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; MORTON, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sundown:

  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 49 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; ID: LBB)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 74 miles; HOBBS, NM; ID: HOB)
  • CANNON AFB (about 85 miles; CLOVIS, NM; ID: CVS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sundown:

  • LEVELLAND MUNI (about 10 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; ID: Q24)
  • COCHRAN COUNTY (about 25 miles; MORTON, TX; ID: F85)
  • TERRY COUNTY (about 30 miles; BROWNFIELD, TX; ID: Q26)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sundown:

  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 12 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; FT enrollment: 22,439)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; FT enrollment: 2,578)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 77 miles; PORTALES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,955)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 102 miles; MIDLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 2,800)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 110 miles; ODESSA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 112 miles; CANYON, TX; FT enrollment: 5,476)

Schools

Public high schools in Sundown:

  • SUNDOWN H S (Students: 148; Location: 7TH & SCHOOL ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PEP ALTER SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 7TH & SCHOOL ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sundown:

  • SUNDOWN EL (Students: 259; Location: 7TH & SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SUNDOWN J H (Students: 135; Location: 7TH & SCHOOL ST; Grades: 06 – 08)