Vega, TX Population

Population: 936. Estimated population in July 2020: 898 (-4.1% change)
Males: 437 (46.7%), Females: 499 (53.3%)

Oldham County

Zip code: 79092

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $30,481
Median house value: $49,500

Races in Vega:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.2%)
  • Hispanic (9.4%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

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

Ancestries: United States (15.2%), German (12.5%), Irish (11.3%), English (7.4%), Dutch (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Elevation: 4025 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Vega

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vega city

  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

4.6% Foreign born (3.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+11.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Vega:

  • HEREFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; HEREFORD, TX)
  • INTEGRATED HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; AMARILLO, TX)
  • BAPTIST ST ANTHONYS HS BAPTIST CAMPUS (about 38 miles; AMARILLO, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vega:

  • AMARILLO INTL (about 51 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Abbreviation: AMA)
  • CANNON AFB (about 87 miles; CLOVIS, NM; Abbreviation: CVS)
  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 118 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Vega:

  • OLDHAM COUNTY (about 4 miles; VEGA, TX; Abbreviation: E52)
  • HEREFORD MUNI (about 29 miles; HEREFORD, TX; Abbreviation: HRX)
  • MAPLES FIELD (about 36 miles; CANYON, TX; Abbreviation: 1E9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vega:

  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 39 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 98 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 113 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 120 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY (about 186 miles; LAS VEGAS, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,278)

Schools

Public high school in Vega:

  • VEGA H S (Students: 175; Location: 200 LONGHORN DR; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Vega:

  • VEGA EL (Students: 123; Location: 200 LONGHORN DR; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Vega:

  • OLDHAM COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,736; Location: 914 MAIN; 12,700 books; 82 audio materials; 99 video materials; 10 serial subscriptions)