Amargosa, Texas

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Amargosa, Texas
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Amargosa, Texas is located in Texas
Amargosa, Texas
Amargosa, Texas
Amargosa, Texas is located in the US
Amargosa, Texas
Amargosa, Texas
Coordinates: 27°53′30″N 98°06′31″W / 27.89167°N 98.10861°W / 27.89167; -98.10861Coordinates: 27°53′30″N 98°06′31″W / 27.89167°N 98.10861°W / 27.89167; -98.10861
Country United States
State Texas
County Jim Wells
Area[1]
 • Total 1.523 sq mi (3.94 km2)
 • Land 1.517 sq mi (3.93 km2)
 • Water 0.006 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 299 ft (91 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 291
 • Density 190/sq mi (74/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 361
GNIS feature ID 2586907[2]

Amargosa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Jim Wells County, Texas, United States. Its population was 291 as of the 2010 census.[1] Prior to 2010, the community was grouped with nearby Owl Ranch as part of the Owl Ranch-Amargosa census-designated place. The community is named for the Amargosa Creek that runs nearby.[3] The word "amargosa" means "bitter" in Spanish.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 1.523 square miles (3.94 km2); 1.517 square miles (3.93 km2) of its area is land, and 0.006 square miles (0.016 km2) is water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Texas". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Amargosa Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Grimm, Agnes G. "Amargosa, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 21 April 2017.