Blossom, Texas

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Blossom, Texas
City
Lamar County Blossom.svg
Coordinates: 33°39′41″N 95°23′1″W / 33.66139°N 95.38361°W / 33.66139; -95.38361Coordinates: 33°39′41″N 95°23′1″W / 33.66139°N 95.38361°W / 33.66139; -95.38361
Country United States
State Texas
County Lamar
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,439
 • Density 573.2/sq mi (221.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75416
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-08812[1]
GNIS feature ID 1352430[2]

Blossom is a town in Lamar County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,439 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Blossom is located at 33°39′41″N 95°23′1″W / 33.66139°N 95.38361°W / 33.66139; -95.38361 (33.661395, -95.383675).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.57%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2001, there were 1,439 people, 571 households, and 424 families residing in the city. The population density was 573.2 people per square mile (221.4/km²). There were 606 housing units at an average density of 241.4 per square mile (93.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.30% White, 2.08% African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 1.39% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.67% of the population.

Blossom is part of the Prairiland Independent School District.

There were 571 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,235, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $21,136 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,143. About 10.9% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Blossom is served by the Prairiland Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

Paul Elliott Martin, Bishop of The Methodist Church. William Owens, Dean and Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, author<Wikipedia>

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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