Aubrey, Texas

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Aubrey, Texas
City
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Nickname(s): Horse Country, U.S.A.
Location of Aubrey in Denton County, Texas
Location of Aubrey in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°18′26″N 96°59′2″W / 33.30722°N 96.98389°W / 33.30722; -96.98389Coordinates: 33°18′26″N 96°59′2″W / 33.30722°N 96.98389°W / 33.30722; -96.98389
Country United States
State Texas
County Denton
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 689 ft (210 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,595
 • Density 990/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76227
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-04600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1351326[2]
Website www.ci.aubrey.tx.us

Aubrey is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,595 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

  • In 1847 the community was named Onega, and the Cherokee people were the main inhabitants.
  • Aubrey, the town, was officially founded 1867, when Civil War veteran Lemuel Noah Edwards (1838–1910) built the second frame house there. Edwards eventually gave each of his 10 children a lot on which to build a home. The Edwards family was instrumental in several civil developments. Dancing was not allowed, but the townspeople often gathered in the Edwards home for singing and listening music performed on an organ that Edwards had imported.
  • In 1885, Edwards offered a lot to each congregation that would build a church within a year. In 1882 Edwards and Louis Caddel, Sr., donated land for a one-room schoolhouse in town.[5] Edwards, through one of his daughters — Edna Mae Edwards (1884–1975), who married Hugh Tobin (1884–1929) — was the grandfather of Louise Tobin, a prolific big band jazz vocalist who reached national notoriety in 1932.
  • Eventually, Aubrey became known for the peanut farms that surrounded the town.
  • By 2009 horse ranches surrounded Aubrey. Around that time new houses were constructed in Aubrey, replacing the grounds of the old peanut farms.[6]

Geography[edit]

Aubrey is located at 33°18′26″N 96°59′2″W / 33.30722°N 96.98389°W / 33.30722; -96.98389 (33.307148, -96.983970).[7] It is 12 miles (19 km) north of Denton.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), of which 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) is land and 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.73%, is water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,500 people, 559 households, and 418 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.4 people per square mile (278.4/km²). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 286.7 per square mile (110.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 4.7% some other race, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of family's and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,131, and the median income for a family was $46,190. Males had a median income of $31,367 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,176. About 5.8% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Aubrey is served by the Aubrey Independent School District. The Aubrey High School mascot is the chaparral (roadrunner). A new intermediate school was completed in 2005 and now houses the middle school as of 2008. A new elementary school was completed and Aubrey Elementary School was renamed Brockett Elementary School in 2008. The old middle school building now houses the district's administration offices.

Culture[edit]

As of 2009 Starr's Service Station, located off Sherman Drive and across the street from the Ever After chapel, serves as a social center for Aubrey.[6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

Inline citations

  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Aubrey city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Former Teacher Remembers When Aubrey Was Founded, Denton Record-Chronicle, pg. 2, sec 4, July 28, 1963
  5. ^ L.N. Edwards, Find a Grave, edited by Beatrice Aaron Isaacs (born 1941)]
  6. ^ a b c Carlisle, Candace. "dcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_Towns_0216.c7b7dbbf.html Small towns disappearing across North Texas prairie." Denton Record-Chronicle. Friday February 15, 2008. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Aubrey city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 28, 2012.