Camp Wood, Texas

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Camp Wood, Texas
A glimpse of Camp Wood
A glimpse of Camp Wood
Location of Camp Wood, Texas
Location of Camp Wood, Texas
Real County CampWood.svg
Coordinates: 29°40′9″N 100°0′42″W / 29.66917°N 100.01167°W / 29.66917; -100.01167Coordinates: 29°40′9″N 100°0′42″W / 29.66917°N 100.01167°W / 29.66917; -100.01167
Country United States
State Texas
County Real
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,457 ft (444 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 822
 • Density 1,629.8/sq mi (629.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78833
Area code 830
FIPS code 48-12388[1]
GNIS feature ID 1332024[2]
Camp Wood Public Library
Scenic view from Texas State Highway 55 south of Camp Wood

Camp Wood is a city in Real County, Texas, USA, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. The population was 822 at the 2000 census.


The town was established in 1920.[3]


Camp Wood is located at 29°40′9″N 100°0′42″W / 29.66917°N 100.01167°W / 29.66917; -100.01167 (29.669084, -100.011641).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 822 people, 281 households, and 198 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,629.8 people per square mile (634.8/km²). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 697.9 per square mile (271.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.27% White, 0.12% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 6.69% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.66% of the population.

There were 281 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% 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 3.19.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 28.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,792, and the median income for a family was $21,648. Males had a median income of $17,500 versus $13,182 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,170. About 32.2% of families and 33.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 36.6% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Camp Wood is served by the Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Camp Wood has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


  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. ^ "Camp Wood, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Camp Wood, Texas

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