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Childress is a city in Childress County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after George Campbell Childress, who wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence.
The latitude of Childress is 34.426N. The longitude is -100.203W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,870 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,632.
The community's first railroad arrived in 1887. It would play a most vital role in the local economy for the next 50 years.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Childress demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Childress County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79201 ZIP code.
10% of Childress residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Childress ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Childress was $11,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Childress residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Childress, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $644.
Libraries in Childress include Childress Public Library ... View libraries
Childress County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Childress political report.
The average commute time for Childress workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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