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Hedley, Texas
City
Location of Hedley, Texas
Location of Hedley, Texas
Donley County Hedley.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Donley
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,621 ft (799 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 329
 • Density 460/sq mi (177.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79237
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-33044
GNIS feature ID 1358993

Hedley is a city in Donley County, Texas, United States. The population was 329 at the 2010 census, down from 379 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Hedley is located in southeastern Donley County at 34°52′2″N 100°39′35″W / 34.86722°N 100.65972°W / 34.86722; -100.65972 (34.867099, -100.659761). U.S. Highway 287 passes through the community, leading northwest 14 miles (23 km) to Clarendon, the county seat, and southeast 43 miles (69 km) to Childress. Texas State Highway 203 leads east from Hedley 30 miles (48 km) to Wellington.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 594
1930 807 35.9%
1940 637 −21.1%
1950 588 −7.7%
1960 494 −16.0%
1970 439 −11.1%
1980 380 −13.4%
1990 391 2.9%
2000 379 −3.1%
2010 329 −13.2%
Est. 2015 309 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 379 people, 161 households, and 98 families residing in the city. The population density was 520.1 people per square mile (200.5/km²). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 286.8/sq mi (110.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.29% White, 1.85% African American, 1.58% Native American, 5.01% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.76% of the population.

There were 161 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 19.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,750, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,568. About 10.8% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 40.5% of those age 65 or over.

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