Demographics


Andrews, Texas is located in West Texas, on the border with New Mexico, approximately 110 miles southwest of Lubbock and 35 miles northwest of the Midland-Odessa area. Andrews County was settled in 1876 and has a population of 14,786. The only incorporated city in the county, Andrews has a population of 11,088. (cen. 2010).

Population:  
2014 Population  13,245
2010 Population  11,088
   
Age:  
Median Age - Females  34
Median Age - Males  31
   
Race:  
   White  46.0%
   Hispanic  50.2%
   Black or Africian American    1.7%
   American Indian / Alaska Native    0.6%
   Asian    0.6%
   Other      .9%
   
Income / Employment:  
   Median Household Income (Andrews County) (2010-2014 ACS)  $53,917
   Median Family Income (June 2014)  $67,125
   Unemployment Rate (June 2014)  2.5%


Those under the age of 18 comprise approximately 31.5% and persons over the age of 65 total about 12.5%.  

Andrews is considered a rural community with a petroleum and agricultural-based economy. It lies in the heart of West Texas cattle and ranching country. Agriculture, primarily livestock production, was the first industry that helped bring pioneers to the area. However, oil and gas exploration/production is the region’s mainstay. The oil and gas industry continues to be a major source of private sector employment. Andrews County is the second largest oil-producing county in Texas and the Permian Basin, a region that supplies 25% of the nation’s oil and gas production.

The Permian Basin region of West Texas is a semi-desert region with hot summers and mild winters.  In the Spring, winds can be extreme. Annual rainfall averages 10-14 inches.

Andrews’s schools are recognized for their academic and athletic excellence. Over 75% of all high school students participate in some type of extracurricular activity. The Andrews ISD is a 3A school district, which has won the district UIL title 38 of the past 41 years. Athletics programs have claimed numerous state titles including baseball and boys and girls golf. The community recently approved two bond issue to enhance all campuses, including the construction of a state-of-the-art Performance Center and two new elementary schools. There are three elementary schools grades (K-5), one middle school (6-8 grades) and one high school (9-12 grades).