Ector, Texas

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Ector, Texas
Location of Ector shown in Texas
Location of Ector shown in Texas
Fannin County Ector.svg
Coordinates: 33°34′39″N 96°16′20″W / 33.57750°N 96.27222°W / 33.57750; -96.27222Coordinates: 33°34′39″N 96°16′20″W / 33.57750°N 96.27222°W / 33.57750; -96.27222
Country United States
State Texas
County Fannin
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 600
 • Density 507.4/sq mi (195.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75439
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-22516[1]
GNIS feature ID 1356807[2]

Ector is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. The population was 695 at the 2010 census.


Ector is located at 33°34′39″N 96°16′20″W / 33.577470°N 96.272284°W / 33.577470; -96.272284 (33.577470, -96.272284).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 600 people, 238 households, and 163 families residing in the city. The population density was 507.4 people per square mile (196.3/km2). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 222.4/sq mi (86.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.33% White, 1.17% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $46,500. Males had a median income of $30,781 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,083. About 2.9% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


The city of Ector is served by the Ector Independent School District.


  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.