Snyder, Texas

According to, Snyder, Texas is located in the western part of Scurry County. It has a total area of 8.8 square miles and a population of 11,202 according to the 2010 census. The city is situated in the South Plains region of Texas, which is characterized by hot summers and cold winters. Rainfall averages about 23 inches per year.

In terms of history, Snyder was first established as a railroad town in 1909 when the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway extended its line from Big Spring to Lubbock. The town was named after landowner John W. Snyder and officially incorporated three years later in 1912. Since then, it has grown steadily over time and today Snyder is home to many businesses including retail stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Politically speaking, Snyder is part of Texas’s 19th congressional district which is represented by Republican Jodey Arrington in the U.S House of Representatives. On the state level, it is part of District 28 represented by Republican Charles Perry in the Texas Senate and District 83 represented by Republican Dustin Burrows in the Texas House of Representatives.

The economy in Snyder relies heavily on oil production as well as agriculture due to its proximity to agricultural centers like Lubbock and Midland-Odessa areas. There are several manufacturing companies located here such as automotive parts suppliers and food processors that provide employment opportunities for many locals as well as visitors from other parts of Texas or even outside states who come looking for jobs here due to its affordability compared to other large cities within state lines like Dallas or Houston .

Snyder is served by two school districts: Scurry-Rosser Independent School District (ISD) and Sweetwater ISD which serve grades K through 12th grade respectively . Both districts have been recognized for their exemplary academic programs which have produced many graduates who went on to successful careers . In addition , there are several private schools located around the city that offer alternative educational options for families who prefer them .

As far as landmarks go , one can not miss out on visiting Lake JB Thomas , an artificial lake built for recreational use but also serves as an important water source for nearby towns. There are multiple parks around this lake with camping grounds, fishing spots, picnic areas, playgrounds, swimming pools, trails, etc making it a great spot to spend some quality time outdoors with friends and family. Other popular destinations include Heritage Park where one can find historical artifacts related to Snyder’s past such as old buildings, wagons, trains etc; Pioneer Museum where one can find antiques dating back centuries; Westside Park with its beautiful views; Pecan Creek Golf Course; Old Mill Pond; etc.

Snyder, Texas

Population: 10,783. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,580 (-1.9% change)
Males: 5,025 (46.6%), Females: 5,758 (53.4%)

Zip codes: 79549.

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $31,016
Median house value: $39,700

Races in Snyder:

  • White Non-Hispanic (62.4%)
  • Hispanic (31.8%)
  • Other race (13.7%)
  • Black (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

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

Ancestries: United States (11.9%), Irish (8.3%), English (7.4%), German (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%), French (1.1%).

Land area: 8.6 square miles


Snyder, Texas is a small city located in Scurry County. It has an estimated population of 11,202 according to the 2019 U.S. Census Bureau. The city has a median age of 32 and the median household income is $39,619. The racial makeup of Snyder is 73% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 8% African American, and 3% other races. Snyder has a diverse economy with a mix of manufacturing, agricultural and service-based businesses. The unemployment rate in Snyder is 4%, which is slightly lower than the national average of 5%. The city also boasts an impressive education system with several schools including Snyder High School and two other public schools—Nolan Middle School and Post Elementary School—as well as private schools such as Bethel Baptist Academy and First Baptist Church Christian Academy. In addition to its educational offerings, Snyder also offers plenty of recreational activities for its residents to enjoy including fishing at Lake JB Thomas Reservoir or hiking at Lake Colorado City State Park. There are also several festivals throughout the year such as the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in August and the Annual Christmas Parade in December that bring people from all over to enjoy the festivities in this small town. Overall, Snyder is a great place for families looking for a safe environment with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained!

For population 25 years and over in Snyder

  • High school or higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Snyder city

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

3.4% Foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,885 (-14.9%).


Hospital/medical center in Snyder:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Snyder:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Snyder:

  • DYESS AFB (about 77 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
  • ABILENE REGIONAL (about 89 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: ABI)
  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 90 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)

Other public-use airports nearest to Snyder:

  • WINSTON FIELD (about 4 miles; SNYDER, TX; Abbreviation: SNK)
  • COLORADO CITY (about 18 miles; COLORADO CITY, TX; Abbreviation: T88)
  • FISHER COUNTY (about 37 miles; ROTAN/ROBY, TX; Abbreviation: 56F)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Snyder:

  • WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 668; Location: 6200 COLLEGE AVE; Public; Website:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Snyder:

  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 93 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 94 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 116 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 121 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)


Public high school in Snyder:

  • SNYDER H S (Students: 744; Location: 2901 37TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Snyder:

  • WEST EL (Students: 390; Location: 2901 37TH ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SNYDER J H (Students: 366; Location: 2901 37TH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • STANFIELD EL (Students: 296; Location: 2901 37TH ST; Grades: KG – 02)
  • NORTHEAST EL (Students: 284; Location: 2901 37TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CENTRAL EL (Students: 273; Location: 2901 37TH ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • EAST EL (Students: 232; Location: 2901 37TH ST; Grades: KG – 04)


Library in Snyder:

  • SCURRY COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $195,556; Location: 1916 23RD ST; 62,160 books; 1,876 audio materials; 946 video materials; 69 serial subscriptions)