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Things to do: childrens museums, historic sites, nature
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,050 at the 2000 census and 1,041 according to a 2007 estimate. It is the county seat of Jeff Davis County. It was the site of Fort Davis established in 1854 on the San Antonio-El Paso Road through west Texas and named after Jefferson Davis, who was then the Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce.GeographyFort Davis is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6sqmi, all land.Fort Davis has the highest elevation above sea level of any county seat in Texas; the elevation is 5,050 feet.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,050 people, 415 households, and 298 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 188.2 people per square mile (72.7/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 94.1 per square mile (36.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.29% White, 0.19% African American, 0.48% Native American, 7.62% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.33% of the population.
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