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Slaton, Texas

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The location of Slaton

Welcome to Slaton ...

The city of Slaton is located in Lubbock County.

The location of Slaton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Slaton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Slatonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Slaton has a population of 5,904 people<3> (see below for details).

Slaton is 3,080 feet [939 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Slaton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Slaton lies within the (806) area code.

The ZIP code for Slaton: 79364<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Slaton had a population of 6,121 people. This makes Slaton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Slaton represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 285th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,121 people, the population of Slaton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,109 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Slaton had an population of 5,904 people. This is a decrease of 3.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.36% since the 2000 Census).

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Slaton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Slaton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Slaton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Slaton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Slaton ...

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

Communities near Slaton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lubbock   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Slaton

Idalou   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Slaton

Lorenzo   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Slaton

Located in Crosby County

Ransom Canyon   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Slaton

Wilson   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Slaton

Located in Lynn County

Buffalo Springs   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Slaton

New Home   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Slaton

Located in Lynn County

Posey   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Slaton

Wayside   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Slaton

Located in Lynn County

Cap Rock   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Slaton

Located in Crosby County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Slaton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Slaton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Slaton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Slaton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Slaton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Slaton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Slaton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Slaton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slaton. 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 Slaton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4425, Longitude: -101.6473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slaton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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