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Fort Davis is in Jeff Davis County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Fort Davis is 30.588N. The longitude is -103.894W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,892 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,050.


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Median household income
Local
$25,882
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Davis demographic reports
Fort Davis is in the Davis Mountains.
Grew up around an Army post established in 1854
Local festivals include:
  • Frontier Day - Sept. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Davis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Davis Mountains State Park
Historic routes: Chihuahua Trail
Historic sites and museums: Fort Davis National Historic Site, Neill Museum, Overland Trail Museum, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens
Quotes:
It was dusk when they rode into Fort Davis. Nighthawks were circling over the old parade grounds when they passed and the sky over the mountains behind them was blood red.
-- Cities of the Plain
Cormac McCarthy

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8% of Fort Davis residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Davis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Davis was $14,249, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Fort Davis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fort Davis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $800.


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Jeff Davis County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Davis political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Davis workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ It was dusk when they rode into Fort Davis. Nighthawks were circling over the old parade grounds when they passed and the sky over the mountains behind them was blood red. ”
~ Cities of the Plain
Cormac McCarthy

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