Opdyke West

Opdyke West is on State Highway 114 four miles east of Levelland in central Hockley County. It took its name from the nearby settlement of Opdyke. For several years it was a trailer-house park. It was incorporated in 1984, in part to capitalize on liquor sales in an otherwise dry region. Though its population was more than 200 at the time of incorporation, the decline in the oil industry during the mid-1980s reduced the number of residents to about 160. The community has a mayor-council form of city government. In 1990 it had a drive-in store, a barbecue stand, and a population of 100. The population grew to 188 by 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Opdyke West is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.59285160
    Longitude
    -102.30061000

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No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Opdyke West by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Opdyke West
Pop. Year Source
179 2019 Texas Demographic Center
174 2010 Texas Demographic Center
188 2000 Texas Demographic Center
100 1990 Texas Demographic Center