Childress is a city located in Childress County Texas. It is also the county seat of Childress County. With a 2020 population of 6,030, it is the 324th largest city in Texas and the 4288th largest city in the United States . Childress is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,105 in 2010. Childress reached it's highest population of 7,619 in 1950. Spanning over 8 miles, Childress has a population density of 730 people per square mile.
The average household income in Childress is $56,774 with a poverty rate of 15.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $740 per month, and the median house value is $78,200. The median age in Childress is 32.8 years, 30.4 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.