Hebron, Texas

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Hebron, Texas
Town
Location of Hebron in Denton County, Texas
Location of Hebron in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°1′42″N 96°53′55″W / 33.02833°N 96.89861°W / 33.02833; -96.89861Coordinates: 33°1′42″N 96°53′55″W / 33.02833°N 96.89861°W / 33.02833; -96.89861
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Denton, Collin
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 415
 • Density 330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-33020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1378433[2]

Hebron is a town in Collin and Denton counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 415 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Hebron was founded in the 1890s and was alternatively known as Shepton (see 1902 plat map. There is another place called Shepton nearby. Not sure if same entity.). The land was donated by the Blackland Townsite Company, a subsidiary of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad. Historically, the town center was based near the intersection of two railroads, near present day E Hebron Parkway and 1st Street. Much of that town center has been cleared and developed over.

The town was first incorporated in 1961 as a method to prevent Plano and Carrollton from annexing the territory and imposing taxes. The city of Hebron imposed no taxes of its own and when the time was ripe for a landowner to develop his land, he would ask the town to disannex that parcel. Hebron's city limits once covered about 25 square miles from the Collin County line west to the Trinity River and from the Dallas County line north to State Highway 121. Now it comprises a few plots of land connected with narrow strips and easements, which confuses many maps. Stanley Dozier, the namesake of Dozier Road, was the only mayor of the town between 1961 and 1997. The town is currently managed by a three person commission with Kelly Clem as the current mayor.

Air Park-Dallas Airport was built as a public civilian airstrip within the city limits in 1965.

For the last 20 years, Hebron has deannexed large portions of its territory to neighboring communities (Lewisville, The Colony, Carrollton, and Plano), to be annexed by those communities instead. The original goal was for Hebron to disappear entirely as an incorporated community, but recently elected leaders have attempted to reverse the situation and allow Hebron to continue as a town. This is partially in response to the city of Carrollton's threatening not to maintain the water supply unless the town is annexed to Carrollton.[4]

Geography[edit]

Hebron is located at 33°1′42″N 96°53′55″W / 33.02833°N 96.89861°W / 33.02833; -96.89861 (33.028460, -96.898564).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all of it land.[6]

Aerial Photograph of Hebron Town Center c. 1969

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 874 people, 271 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 214.8 people per square mile (82.9/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 82.3 per square mile (31.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.27% White, 4.69% African American, 0.11% Native American, 11.33% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.

There were 271 households out of which 59.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.3% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.3% were non-families. 8.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 41.9% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $140,102, and the median income for a family was $140,371. Males had a median income of $93,983 versus $61,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $42,598. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

References[edit]

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE - Suburbs overrunning Hebron, as town's founders intended The Dallas Morning News - Thursday, April 28, 1994 DMN 5-28-1994

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