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Welcome to Higgins ...

The city of Higgins is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Higgins is located in Lipscomb County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Higgins has a population of 390 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Higgins.

The community of Higgins is 2,550 feet [777 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Higgins is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Higgins lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Higgins is located in the (806) area code.

The ZIP code for Higgins: 79046<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Higgins had an population of 390 people. This is a decrease of 1.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Higgins had a population of 397 people (which is 12.02% of the total population of Lipscomb County). This makes Higgins the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 397 people, the population of Higgins decreased 6.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 425 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Higgins.

Communities Also Named Higgins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Higgins: This one is located in Lipscomb County and the other is located in Jefferson County.

Beyond Texas, there are 14 communities that are also named Higgins - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Higgins.

Communities near Higgins ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Higgins.

  • Shattuck (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shattuck
    • Shattuck lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Higgins and is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,245 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shattuck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shattuck<6>
  • Arnett (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnett
    • Arnett lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Higgins and is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 478 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnett<6>
  • Glazier (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glazier
    • Glazier lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Higgins and is located in Hemphill County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glazier
  • Lipscomb (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lipscomb
    • Lipscomb lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Higgins and is located in Lipscomb County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipscomb have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lipscomb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lipscomb<6>
  • Durham (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Locust Grove (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
    • Locust Grove lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Higgins and is located in Lipscomb County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
  • Gage (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
    • Gage lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Higgins and is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gage<6>
  • Clear Creek (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Follett (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Follett
    • Follett lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Higgins and is located in Lipscomb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 424 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Follett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Follett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Follett<6>
  • Crawford (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Higgins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Higgins.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Higgins. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Higgins.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Higgins. See our Newspapers Page for Higgins.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Higgins ...

Looking for more information about Higgins? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Higgins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Higgins.

Adding Higgins to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Higgins in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Higgins was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Higgins on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Higgins. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Lipscomb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Higgins.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Higgins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Higgins). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Higgins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Higgins) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Higgins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HigginsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higgins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1208, Longitude: -100.0253    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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