Throckmorton, Texas

Throckmorton is a town in Throckmorton County, Texas, United States. The population was 828 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Throckmorton County.[3]

Throckmorton, Texas
Downtown Throckmorton in 2015
Location of Throckmorton, Texas
Coordinates: 33°10′53″N 99°10′41″W
CountryUnited States
  Total1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
  Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,319 ft (402 m)
  Density490/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)940
FIPS code48-72896[1]
GNIS feature ID1369910[2]


Throckmorton is located at 33°10′53″N 99°10′41″W (33.181399, -99.178173).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Throckmorton has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Est. 2016774[6]−6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, 828 people, a decrease of 8.51% since 2000, lived in Throckmorton. The city had 477 housing units, with 116 of them vacant. The racial makeup of the town was 93.50% White, 0.12% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 4.11% from other races]], and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 10.27% of the population.

2000 census

As of the census[1] of 2000, 905 people, 386 households, and 265 families resided in the town. The population density was 539.4 people per square mile (208.0/km²). The 477 housing units averaged 284.3 per square mile (109.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.50% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, 7.29% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 12.04% of the population.

Of the 386 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were not families. About 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was distributed as 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,453, and for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $22,778 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,400. About 11.7% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Throckmorton is served by the Throckmorton Independent School District and home to the Throckmorton High School Greyhounds.

Notable people

Bob Lilly, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys (196174), was born in Olney in 1939 and raised in Throckmorton; he attended its schools until 1956. Because of the 1950s drought, his family moved to Pendleton, Oregon, where Lilly went to Pendleton High School for his senior year. He returned to Texas in 1957 and played college football at TCU in Fort Worth.[8]


  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. Climate Summary for Throckmorton, Texas
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. "Biography". Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016.

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