Buckholts, Texas

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Buckholts, Texas
Buckholts railroad crossing
Buckholts railroad crossing
Location of Buckholts, Texas
Location of Buckholts, Texas
Milam County Buckholts.svg
Coordinates: 30°52′26″N 97°7′30″W / 30.87389°N 97.12500°W / 30.87389; -97.12500Coordinates: 30°52′26″N 97°7′30″W / 30.87389°N 97.12500°W / 30.87389; -97.12500
Country United States
State Texas
County Milam
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 387
 • Density 291.7/sq mi (112.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76518
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-11020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1353150[2]

Buckholts is a town in Milam County, Texas, United States. The population was 387 at the 2000 census.

The town was founded in 1887 and had a movie theater and a hospital in the early twenties with a population of about a thousand people.


Buckholts is located at 30°52′26″N 97°7′30″W / 30.87389°N 97.12500°W / 30.87389; -97.12500 (30.873919, -97.125128).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 387 people, 145 households, and 102 families residing in the town. The population density was 291.7 people per square mile (112.3/km²). There were 166 housing units at an average density of 125.1 per square mile (48.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.46% White, 1.81% African American, 0.52% Native American, 12.92% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.66% of the population.

There were 145 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,102. About 16.8% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 23.3% of those age 65 or over.


The town of Buckholts is served by the Buckholts Independent School District and home to the Buckholts High School Badgers.