Coffee City, Texas

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Coffee City, Texas
Town
Motto: "Serving our Community"
Location of Coffee City, Texas
Location of Coffee City, Texas
Henderson County CoffeeCity.svg
Coordinates: 32°8′25″N 95°29′47″W / 32.14028°N 95.49639°W / 32.14028; -95.49639Coordinates: 32°8′25″N 95°29′47″W / 32.14028°N 95.49639°W / 32.14028; -95.49639
Country United States
State Texas
County Henderson
Incorporated 1970
Government
 • Mayor Tony Moore
 • City Secretary Angela Jones
 • Chief of Police Ray Threadgill
 • Volunteer Fire Chief Chris L. Moore
 • City Webmaster Michael Denninghoff
Area
 • Total 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 • Water 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 193
 • Density 105.4/sq mi (40.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75763 (Frankston)
Area code(s) 430, 903
FIPS code 48-15820[1]
GNIS feature ID 1377915[2]
Website The Official Coffee City, Tx Website

Coffee City is a small town in Henderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 193 at the 2000 census. Coffee City is a "wet sliver" of the county. Smith County residents, mainly from the southern part of Tyler, come near this county line to buy beer, wine, and liquor. The county line is approximately 15 miles (24 km) from the edge of Tyler off of State Highway 155.

Geography[edit]

Coffee City is located at 32°8′25″N 95°29′47″W / 32.14028°N 95.49639°W / 32.14028; -95.49639 (32.140388, -95.496500).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it is land and 14.7 square miles (38 km2) of it (71.98%) is water.

Due to Annexations in 2009 and annexation of 2011 the total area of square miles including water will be around 30.5 square miles (79 km2).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 193 people (current census is around 600) With active annexations, 84 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.4 people per square mile (40.7/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 59.5 per square mile (23.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 56.99% White, 41.45% African American and 1.55% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,792, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $30,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,789. About 26.6% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 31.0% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Coffee City is served by the Brownsboro Independent School District.[citation needed]

Political leaders[edit]

Coffee City is home to Gage Guinn, who served as a City Councilman of Coffee City from May 2010 to December 2010. He is the youngest person to hold elected office in Coffee City at age 19 and one of the youngest to hold elected office in the East Texas area. He now resides in nearby Poynor, Texas.[citation needed]

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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