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The population of Toyah is approximately 88 (2006), 90 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 72 (2000), 44 (2010).

The amount of land area in Toyah is 4.21 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Toyah is 1.62 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Toyah to Washington DC is 1647 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 368 miles. (as the crow flies)
Toyah is positioned 31.31 degrees north of the equator and 103.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Toyah elevation is 2,916 feet above sea level.
Toyah per capita income is $8,611 (2000).
Toyah median income is $17,900 (2005).

The Toyah median home price is $14,400 (2005).

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Toyah location: in western Texas about 105 miles from Odessa and about 184 miles from El Paso. Other nearby communities include Lindsay, Pecos, Balmorhea, Barstow, Mentone, Van Horn Rural, Pyote and Coyanosa.

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Toyah history:

Toyah is an Indian word that means flowing water. It is the oldest townsite in Reeves County. W.T. Youngblood and family were the first settlers here. They began selling general merchandise to local ranchers. He also began a permanent business site by building a store.

The railroad came through here in 1881 with a stagecoach route connecting with Fort Stockton later that year. For a short time, the community prospered as a cattle shipping point, but the success was shortlived as shipping moved to Toyahvale, a community closer to the ranches. Few businesses survive today. Most of the historic buildings have either been torn down or were destroyed by tornados or storms.

This page has some history plus lots of old pictures of Toyah, including some of buildings now destroyed or torn down.

A Ghost Town page for Toyah.
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