Denver City is on State Highway 83 on the Gaines county line, seventy miles southwest of Lubbock in south central Yoakum County. When the Wasson oil pool was developed in 1939, the town was founded and named by C. S. Ameen and Ben Eggink. Ameen selected the name because he had a close friend who was employed by Denver Productions near the townsite, and he added "City" to the name to show his faith in the town's future. Shortly after its founding the town was incorporated and had a refinery and a gas and water system. By 1940 Denver City had a population of 3,000 and 120 businesses.
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|5,297||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,479||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,985||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|5,156||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,704||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,133||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,302||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,855||1950||Texas Demographic Center|