Granger, Texas

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Granger, Texas
City
Location of Granger, Texas
Location of Granger, Texas
Williamson County Granger.svg
Coordinates: 30°43′5″N 97°26′28″W / 30.71806°N 97.44111°W / 30.71806; -97.44111Coordinates: 30°43′5″N 97°26′28″W / 30.71806°N 97.44111°W / 30.71806; -97.44111
Country United States
State Texas
County Williamson
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,419
 • Density 1,951.6/sq mi (753.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76530
Area code(s) 512 & 737
FIPS code 48-30548[1]
GNIS feature ID 1358264[2]

Granger is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,419 at the 2010 census. Granger was the site for the filming of the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the 2010 remake of the movie True Grit, as well as an episode of the NBC drama Revolution.

Geography[edit]

Granger is located at 30°43′05″N 97°26′28″W / 30.718081°N 97.440996°W / 30.718081; -97.440996 (30.718081, -97.440996),[3] 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Austin. Granger Lake is located just east of the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,419 people, 502 households, and 323 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,951.6 people per square mile (748.6/km2). There were 565 housing units at an average density of 848.8/sq mi (325.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.37% White, 8.55% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.47% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.40% of the population.

There were 502 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,542, and the median income for a family was $37,188. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,254. About 11.5% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Granger is served by the Granger Independent School District. It is home of the Granger Lions.

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, Granger has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

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. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Granger, Texas

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