Study Butte, Texas

Study Butte (/ˈstjdi ˌbjuːt/ STEW-dee BEWT[2]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brewster County, Texas, United States. The population was 233 at the 2010 census.[3] At the 2000 census, the area was part of the Study Butte-Terlingua CDP.

Study Butte, Texas
Location in Brewster County and the state of Texas
Location in Brewster County and the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°19′29″N 103°31′44″W / 29.32472°N 103.52889°W / 29.32472; -103.52889Coordinates: 29°19′29″N 103°31′44″W / 29.32472°N 103.52889°W / 29.32472; -103.52889
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBrewster
Area
 • Total4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Land4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total233
 • Density49/sq mi (18.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-70688[1]

GeographyEdit

Study Butte is located at 29°19′29″N 103°31′44″W / 29.32472°N 103.52889°W / 29.32472; -103.52889[4] in southern Brewster County. The Terlingua CDP borders Study Butte to the southwest. Texas State Highway 118 passes through Study Butte and leads 3.7 miles (6.0 km) southeast to the west entrance to Big Bend National Park and 78 miles (126 km) north to the city of Alpine.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Study Butte CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km2), all of it land.[3]

ClimateEdit

This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Study Butte-Terlingua has a desert climate, abbreviated "BWh" on climate maps.[5]

Climate data for Study Butte, Texas (May 1, 1993–Jun 30, 2006)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31)
94
(34)
101
(38)
107
(42)
111
(44)
113
(45)
111
(44)
108
(42)
106
(41)
102
(39)
96
(36)
85
(29)
113
(45)
Average high °F (°C) 69.2
(20.7)
73.2
(22.9)
81.0
(27.2)
88.9
(31.6)
98.2
(36.8)
100.6
(38.1)
99.6
(37.6)
98.2
(36.8)
94.7
(34.8)
86.3
(30.2)
75.7
(24.3)
66.3
(19.1)
86.0
(30.0)
Daily mean °F (°C) 52.8
(11.6)
57.3
(14.1)
64.1
(17.8)
72.1
(22.3)
82.2
(27.9)
86.7
(30.4)
86.6
(30.3)
85.6
(29.8)
81.3
(27.4)
71.7
(22.1)
60.8
(16.0)
51.4
(10.8)
71.1
(21.7)
Average low °F (°C) 36.5
(2.5)
41.5
(5.3)
47.3
(8.5)
55.2
(12.9)
66.3
(19.1)
72.9
(22.7)
73.8
(23.2)
73.0
(22.8)
67.9
(19.9)
57.2
(14.0)
45.9
(7.7)
36.5
(2.5)
56.2
(13.4)
Record low °F (°C) 18
(−8)
20
(−7)
21
(−6)
37
(3)
47
(8)
62
(17)
61
(16)
61
(16)
49
(9)
27
(−3)
25
(−4)
16
(−9)
16
(−9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.26
(6.6)
0.17
(4.3)
0.37
(9.4)
0.33
(8.4)
0.63
(16)
1.32
(34)
1.86
(47)
1.77
(45)
0.61
(15)
1.09
(28)
0.47
(12)
0.26
(6.6)
9.14
(232)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 4 2 2 2 1 25
Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute[7]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010233

EducationEdit

Study Butte is served by the Terlingua Common School District. The schools are Terlingua School and Big Bend High School.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ http://www.texastripper.com/pronounce/locations-s.html
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Study Butte CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Study Butte-Terlingua, Texas
  6. ^ "US COOP Station Map". Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute. Retrieved Mar 22, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "STUDY BUTTE, TEXAS (4187146959), Period of Record Monthly Climate Summary". Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute. Retrieved Mar 22, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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