Corrigan, Texas

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Corrigan, Texas
Town
Watertower in Corrigan
Watertower in Corrigan
Location of Corrigan, Texas
Location of Corrigan, Texas
Polk County Corrigan.svg
Coordinates: 30°59′54″N 94°49′36″W / 30.99833°N 94.82667°W / 30.99833; -94.82667Coordinates: 30°59′54″N 94°49′36″W / 30.99833°N 94.82667°W / 30.99833; -94.82667
Country United States
State Texas
County Polk
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 236 ft (72 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,721
 • Density 934.9/sq mi (361.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75939
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-17036[1]
GNIS feature ID 1355032[2]

Corrigan is a town in Polk County, Texas in the United States of America. The town was named for Pat Corrigan, a train conductor.[3] The population was 1,595 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Corrigan is located at 30°59′54″N 94°49′36″W / 30.99833°N 94.82667°W / 30.99833; -94.82667 (30.998281, -94.826690).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,721 people, 630 households, and 437 families residing in the town. The population density was 934.9 people per square mile (361.1/km²). There were 734 housing units at an average density of 398.7 per square mile (154.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 48.11% White, 42.18% African American, 0.23% Native American, 8.83% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.93% of the population.

Households[edit]

There were 630 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 24.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.7 males.

Income[edit]

The median income for a household in the town was $18,980, and the median income for a family was $24,830. Males had a median income of $30,144 versus $19,881 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,794. About 30.3% of families and 31.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.1% of those under age 18 and 30.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Corrigan is served by the Corrigan-Camden Independent School District.

Climate[edit]

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

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. ^ "Profile for Corrigan, Texas". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Corrigan, Texas