Slaton, TX Population

Population: 6,109. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,727 (-6.3% change)
Males: 2,854 (46.7%), Females: 3,255 (53.3%)

Lubbock County

Zip code: 79364

Median resident age: 35.0 years
Median household income: $25,915
Median house value: $40,700

Races in Slaton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.0%)
  • Hispanic (42.3%)
  • Other race (17.1%)
  • Black (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (19.0%), German (6.6%), English (3.4%), Irish (3.2%).

Elevation: 3081 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Slaton

  • High school or higher: 60.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Slaton city

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

3.3% Foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-0.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Slaton:

  • IHS HOSPITAL AT LUBBOCK (about 17 miles; LUBBOCK, TX)
  • HIGHLAND MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; LUBBOCK, TX)
  • COVENANT CHILDREN HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; LUBBOCK, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Slaton:

  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 19 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 111 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 121 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Slaton:

  • SLATON MUNI (about 4 miles; SLATON, TX; Abbreviation: F49)
  • TOWN & COUNTRY AIRPARK (about 12 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: F82)
  • T-BAR (about 23 miles; TAHOKA, TX; Abbreviation: 2F4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Slaton:

  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 55 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 102 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 107 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 121 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 122 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)

Schools

Public high school in Slaton:

  • SLATON H S (Students: 364; Location: 105 N 20TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Slaton:

  • WEST WARD EL (Students: 513; Location: 615 W LUBBOCK ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • SLATON J H (Students: 335; Location: 300 W JEAN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • AUSTIN EL (Students: 190; Location: 740 S 7TH ST; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • LUBBOCK CO J J A E P (Students: 1; Location: 300 S 9TH ST; Grades: 04 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Slaton:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 1305 W DIVISION ST; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Slaton:

  • SLATON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,749; Location: 200 W LYNN ST; 8,923 books; 47 audio materials; 32 video materials; 20 serial subscriptions)