Ackerly, Texas

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Ackerly, Texas
City
Location of Ackerly, Texas
Location of Ackerly, Texas
Dawson County Ackerly.svg
Coordinates: 32°31′32″N 101°42′51″W / 32.52556°N 101.71417°W / 32.52556; -101.71417Coordinates: 32°31′32″N 101°42′51″W / 32.52556°N 101.71417°W / 32.52556; -101.71417
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dawson, Martin
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,802 ft (854 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 220
 • Density 733.3/sq mi (275.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79713
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-01108[1]
GNIS feature ID 1329187[2]

Ackerly is a city in Dawson and Martin Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 220.

History[edit]

The town was established in 1923 and named for the town founder Paul Ackerly.[3]

Geography[edit]

Ackerly is located at 32°31′32″N 101°42′51″W / 32.52556°N 101.71417°W / 32.52556; -101.71417 (32.525563, -101.714242)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 245 people, 80 households, and 60 families resided in the city. The population density was 792.5 people per square mile (305.1/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 310.5 per square mile (119.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.80% White, 28.98% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 48.98% of the population.

Of 80 households, 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were not families. About 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.65.

In the city, the population was distributed as 33.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,222, and for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $36,667 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,081. About 20.0% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.7% of those under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Ackerly is served by the Sands Consolidated Independent School District.

Climate[edit]

Climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions. Climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions.[5]

Climate data for Ackerly, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13
(55)
16
(60)
20
(68)
26
(78)
29
(85)
34
(93)
34
(94)
34
(93)
30
(86)
25
(77)
18
(65)
14
(57)
24.4
(75.9)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(26)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
7
(45)
13
(55)
18
(64)
19
(66)
18
(65)
15
(59)
9
(48)
3
(37)
−2
(28)
8.2
(46.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
18
(0.7)
20
(0.8)
28
(1.1)
56
(2.2)
61
(2.4)
53
(2.1)
46
(1.8)
69
(2.7)
50
(2)
20
(0.8)
18
(0.7)
454
(17.9)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Ackerly,Tx". Texas State HistoricalDistrict. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Ackerly, Texas
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 14, 2013.