According to Simply Yellow Pages, Post, Texas is a small city located in Garza County. It is situated on the northern edge of the Llano Estacado, an extensive region of flat terrain stretching from eastern New Mexico to western Texas. The city has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in July is 92 degrees Fahrenheit and the average temperature in January is 52 degrees Fahrenheit.
The history of Post dates back to 1879 when it was founded by James W. Post, a rancher and entrepreneur who had been living in the area since 1876. In 1882, he purchased land from the state and platted out what would become the town of Post, Texas. Since then, Post has grown steadily into a small city with a population of over 4,000 people as of 2020.
Post is governed by an elected mayor and five-member city council that serve two-year terms. The city’s economy revolves around agriculture and ranching as well as oil production, which began in the early 1900s. Tourism also plays an important role in the local economy due to its proximity to nearby attractions such as Lake Alan Henry and Caprock Canyon State Park.
The city offers quality education through its three public schools: Post Elementary School, Post Middle School, and Post High School. These schools offer students access to quality instruction through engaging curriculums that encourage creativity and collaboration among students. Additionally, several private schools are available for families seeking religious or alternative education options for their children.
Post is home to several landmarks including Historic Downtown Square which features several original buildings dating back to its founding in 1879; Lake Alan Henry which offers year-round recreational activities such as fishing; Caprock Canyon State Park which provides hiking trails with stunning views; and Joe’s Place Museum which showcases local artifacts from when settlers first arrived in Post more than 100 years ago!
Population: 3,708. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,802 (+2.5% change)
Males: 1,979 (53.4%), Females: 1,729 (46.6%)
Zip code: 79356
Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $25,034
Median house value: $36,900
Races in Post:
- White Non-Hispanic (50.8%)
- Hispanic (42.6%)
- Other race (18.7%)
- Black (5.5%)
- Two or more races (2.9%)
- American Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: Irish (6.3%), German (6.0%), English (2.5%), United States (2.3%), Scottish (1.4%), Welsh (1.3%).
Elevation: 2613 feet
Land area: 3.8 square miles
Post, Texas is a small city located in Garza County in West Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 3,100. The median age in Post is 33 years old, with roughly half of the population aged under 18 years old. The racial makeup of Post is predominantly White (82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11.2%), and African American (2.9%). The majority of the population identifies as Christian (74%), while other religious affiliations include Muslim (1%) and Hinduism (1%).
The economy of Post is largely driven by agriculture and oil production. Agriculture makes up a significant portion of the local economy, with cotton being a major crop that accounts for more than half of all farm income in Garza County. Oil production has also been an important part of Post’s economy for many years, with several major companies operating in the area. In addition to these two industries, Post also has an active retail sector and several restaurants offering both local and chain cuisine options. The city has a low unemployment rate at 3%, which is slightly below the national average of 4%.
For population 25 years and over in Post
- High school or higher: 67.8%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
- Unemployed: 7.3%
- Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Post city
- Never married: 23.4%
- Now married: 59.1%
- Separated: 1.9%
- Widowed: 7.7%
- Divorced: 7.9%
6.8% Foreign born (6.8% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: -65 (-1.7%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Post:
- LYNN COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 31 miles; TAHOKA, TX)
- CROSBYTON CLINIC HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; CROSBYTON, TX)
- IHS HOSPITAL AT LUBBOCK (about 42 miles; LUBBOCK, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Post:
- LUBBOCK INTL (about 44 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
- MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 104 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
- DYESS AFB (about 119 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Post:
- POST-GARZA COUNTY MUNI (about 4 miles; POST, TX; Abbreviation: 5F1)
- SLATON MUNI (about 28 miles; SLATON, TX; Abbreviation: F49)
- T-BAR (about 31 miles; TAHOKA, TX; Abbreviation: 2F4)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Post:
- TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
- WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
- SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 78 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
- MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 94 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
- ODESSA COLLEGE (about 118 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
- HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
- ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 126 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
Public high school in Post:
- POST H S (Students: 292; Location: 200 W 6TH; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Post:
- POST EL (Students: 456; Location: 309 W 8TH; Grades: PK – 05)
- POST MIDDLE (Students: 207; Location: 405 W 8TH; Grades: 06 – 08)
- GARZA CO DETENTION & RESIDENT FACI (Students: 32; Location: 501 S AVE K; Grades: 04 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Post:
- FIRST BAPT CHURCH CHRISTIAN SC (Students: 17; Location: 402WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 4)
Library in Post:
- POST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $40,407; Location: 105 E MAIN ST; 13,513 books; 254 audio materials; 176 video materials; 10 serial subscriptions)