Aledo, Texas

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Aledo, Texas
City
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Location of Aledo, Texas
Location of Aledo, Texas
Parker County Aledo.svg
Coordinates: 32°41′44″N 97°36′12″W / 32.69556°N 97.60333°W / 32.69556; -97.60333Coordinates: 32°41′44″N 97°36′12″W / 32.69556°N 97.60333°W / 32.69556; -97.60333
Country United States
State Texas
County Parker
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,726
 • Density 909.2/sq mi (351.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76008
Area code(s) 682/817
FIPS code 48-01744[1]
GNIS feature ID 1329342[2]
Website http://www.aledo-texas.com/

Aledo (pronunciation: /əˈld/, ə-LAY-doh) is a city in Parker County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,716 at the 2010 census.

The city is served by the Aledo Independent School District.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Aledo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 60.6
(15.9)
68.9
(20.5)
76.9
(24.9)
84
(29)
91.1
(32.8)
95.4
(35.2)
94.8
(34.9)
87.3
(30.7)
78.2
(25.7)
65.8
(18.8)
56.8
(13.8)
76
(24)
77.98
(25.52)
Average low °F (°C) 57.4
(14.1)
60.1
(15.6)
64.9
(18.3)
68.4
(20.2)
70.7
(21.5)
71.4
(21.9)
70.5
(21.4)
70.2
(21.2)
69.8
(21)
67.3
(19.6)
62.6
(17)
56.1
(13.4)
65.78
(18.77)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.9
(48)
2.3
(58)
2.9
(74)
2.8
(71)
4.5
(114)
3.5
(89)
2.2
(56)
2.4
(61)
3.3
(84)
3.6
(91)
2.4
(61)
2.2
(56)
34
(863)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,726 people, 601 households, and 494 families residing in the city. The population density was 909.2 people per square mile (350.7/km²). There were 625 housing units at an average density of 329.2 per square mile (127.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.22% White, 0.29% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.

There were 601 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,327, and the median income for a family was $56,897. Males had a median income of $41,193 versus $29,671 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,664. About 1.4% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Bill Paxton, an actor and director, most famous for the HBO series Big Love, spent a few years living in Aledo before moving to Fort Worth, Texas.
  • David Barton, is the Founder and President of the Wallbuilders organization. He is also an American author, evangelical minister, and political activist.
  • Daniel Hunter, the solo, independent music project known as Analog Rebellion (formerly PlayRadioPlay!).

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. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Aledo, Texas". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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