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Shamrock is a city in Wheeler County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Texas named Shamrock. For links to other places called Shamrock, TX, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Shamrock is 35.214N. The longitude is -100.248W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,343 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,828.


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Median household income
Local
$25,776
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shamrock demographic reports
Established by an Irish sheep rancher in 1890

Oil was discovered in 1926

A fragment of the Blarney Stone is displayed in a monument in Elmore Park
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Pioneer West Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Shamrock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wheeler 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 79079 ZIP code.

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10% of Shamrock residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shamrock ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shamrock was $13,724, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Shamrock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Shamrock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $294.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $566.


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Libraries in Shamrock include Shamrock Public Library ... View libraries

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Wheeler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shamrock political report.

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

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Hotels in Shamrock include Best Western, Econo Lodge Shamrock.

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TX communities formerly known as Shamrock:
  �Nazareth, Castro County

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