Blum, Texas

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Blum, Texas
Town
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Location of Blum, Texas
Location of Blum, Texas
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Coordinates: 32°8′33″N 97°23′44″W / 32.14250°N 97.39556°W / 32.14250; -97.39556Coordinates: 32°8′33″N 97°23′44″W / 32.14250°N 97.39556°W / 32.14250; -97.39556
Country United States
State Texas
County Hill
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 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 399
 • Density 395.8/sq mi (152.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76627
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-09004[1]
GNIS feature ID 1330954[2]

Blum is a town in Hill County in Northern Central Texas. The population was 444 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Blum is located at 32°8′33″N 97°23′44″W / 32.14250°N 97.39556°W / 32.14250; -97.39556 (32.142367, -97.395481).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town 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 399 people, 147 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 395.8 people per square mile (152.5/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 175.6 per square mile (67.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.73% White, 0.50% African American, 0.50% Native American, 3.51% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.52% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,094, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,459. About 13.9% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Blum is served by the Blum Independent School District.

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