Dodd City, Texas

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Dodd City, Texas
Town
Location of Dodd City, Texas
Location of Dodd City, Texas
Fannin County DoddCity.svg
Coordinates: 33°34′33″N 96°4′30″W / 33.57583°N 96.07500°W / 33.57583; -96.07500Coordinates: 33°34′33″N 96°4′30″W / 33.57583°N 96.07500°W / 33.57583; -96.07500
Country United States
State Texas
County Fannin
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 419
 • Density 247.5/sq mi (95.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75438
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-20680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1356101[2]

Dodd City is a town in Fannin County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 369 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was established in 1839.[3]

Geography[edit]

Dodd City is located at 33°34′33″N 96°4′30″W / 33.57583°N 96.07500°W / 33.57583; -96.07500 (33.575860, -96.074907)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 419 people, 160 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 247.5 people per square mile (95.7/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 111.1 per square mile (43.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.94% White, 1.43% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 160 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,313, and the median income for a family was $45,972. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,873. About 10.4% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Dodd City is served by the Dodd City Independent School District and home to the Dodd City High School Hornets.

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. ^ "Dodd City, 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.