Beasley, Texas

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City of Beasley
City
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Location of Beasley, Texas
Location of Beasley, Texas
Coordinates: 29°29′47″N 95°55′2″W / 29.49639°N 95.91722°W / 29.49639; -95.91722Coordinates: 29°29′47″N 95°55′2″W / 29.49639°N 95.91722°W / 29.49639; -95.91722
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 590
 • Density 587.9/sq mi (227.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77417
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-06272[1]
GNIS feature ID 1330260[2]

Beasley is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The city's population was 641 at the 2010 census. State Highway Loop 540 goes straight through the city from the northeast to the southwest while U.S. Route 59 passes to the south of Beasley. The Union Pacific Railroad tracks run parallel with Loop 540.

Geography[edit]

Map of Beasley

Beasley is located at 29°29′47″N 95°55′2″W / 29.49639°N 95.91722°W / 29.49639; -95.91722 (29.496435, -95.917297)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 590 people, 216 households, and 155 families residing in the city. The population density was 587.9 people per square mile (227.8/km²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 231.2 per square mile (89.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.97% White, 6.61% African American, 12.71% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.68% of the population.

There were 216 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $47,625. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $29,107 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,984. About 5.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 24.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service Beasley Post Office is located at 7031 Loop 540.[4] Kansas City Southern and CenterPoint Properties jointly own the 689-acre CenterPoint Intermodal Center-Houston Metro (CIC-HM), which opened in 2009.[5]

Education[edit]

Residents are zoned to Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.[6]

Residents are zoned to:

  • Beasley Elementary School
    • Beasley Elementary opened in 1902, with eight students. The parent teacher organization opened in 1918. The school became a part of LCISD in 1947. Its current building opened in 1985.[7]
  • Navarro Middle School
  • George Junior High School
  • B. F. Terry High School


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