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Welcome to Kermit ...

The city of Kermit is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Kermit is located in Winkler County<1> and is the County Seat for Winkler County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kermit has a population of 6,439 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Kermit is 2,850 feet [869 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Kermit is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Kermit: (432)

The ZIP code for Kermit: 79745<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kermit had an population of 6,439 people. This is an increase of 12.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kermit had a population of 5,708 people (which is 80.28% of the total population of Winkler County). This makes Kermit the county's most populous community.

The population of Kermit represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 304th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,708 people, the population of Kermit has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,714 people).

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

Communities Also Named Kermit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Kermit - they are located in New Mexico, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Kermit ...

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

  • Jal [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jal
    • Jal [Lea County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Kermit
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jal have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jal<7>
  • Wink [Winkler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wink
    • Wink [Winkler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Kermit
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,014 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wink
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wink<7>
  • Notrees [Ector County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notrees
    • Notrees [Ector County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Kermit
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notrees have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notrees
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notrees<7>
  • Wickett [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickett
    • Wickett [Ward County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the south of Kermit
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickett<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thorntonville [Ward County]
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      • Thorntonville [Ward County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southeast of Kermit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorntonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorntonville
    • Monahans [Ward County]
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      • Monahans [Ward County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Kermit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monahans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monahans<7>
    • Pyote [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pyote
      • Pyote [Ward County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the south of Kermit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pyote
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pyote<7>
    • Woody [Loving County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody
      • Woody [Loving County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the west of Kermit
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Woody. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Judkins [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judkins
      • Judkins [Ector County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the east of Kermit
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judkins
    • Goldsmith [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsmith
      • Goldsmith [Ector County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the east of Kermit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsmith have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsmith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsmith<7>

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 Kermit. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kermit.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kermit. 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 Kermit.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kermit. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kermit.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kermit ...

Looking for more information about Kermit? 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 Kermit, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kermit.

Adding Kermit to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kermit 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 Kermit was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Winkler County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Winkler County: www.co.winkler.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Winkler, 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 Kermit.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kermit - 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 Kermit). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kermit 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kermit) 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 Kermit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KermitOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kermit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8578, Longitude: -103.0931    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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