Horizon City, Texas
|Horizon City, Texas|
Horizon City Town Hall
Location of Horizon City, Texas
|• Mayor||Walter Miller|
|• Total||8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)|
|• Land||8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,022 ft (1,226 m)|
|• Density||1,900/sq mi (740/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1359564|
- Annual Maximum Avg. Temperature = 78.0°F
- Annual Minimum Avg. Temperature = 49.0°F
- Annual Avg. Temperature = 63.2°F
- Percent of Possible Sunshine = 83
- Mean Number of Days Rain (Out of 365 Days) = 49
- Mean Number of Days Snow (Out of 365 Days) = 2
- Avg. Annual Precipitation (Total Inches) = 9.00"
- Avg. Annual Snowfall (Total Inches) = 6.00"
Horizon City is located at .(31.682315, -106.196127)
The current mayor of Horizon City is Walter Miller who was elected in 2007. Horizon City is also served by seven Aldermen who are elected to two year terms. Four of the Aldermen are elected every even year and the other three and the mayor are elected every odd year in the month of May. The current Aldermen of Horizon City are Ruben Mendoza, Ron Kelley, Tony Aguilar, Kathy Masters, Charlie Ortega, Carole Zimmerman and Bill Armas.
As of the census of 2010, there were 16,735 people, 4,733 households, and 4,081 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,923.6 people per square mile (740.5/km²). There were 5,082 housing units at an average density of 584.1/sq mi (224.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.3% White, 2.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 12.7% some other race, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 85.9% of the population.
There were 4,733 households out of which 64.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were headed by married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.4% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.54, and the average family size was 3.83.
In the city the population was spread out with 38.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.
For the period 2007-2011, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $49,621, and the median income for a family was $54,722. Males had a median income of $41,784 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,514. About 15.2% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure
Schools in Horizon City include:
- Horizon High School [10th to 12th]
- Horizon Middle School [6th to 7th]
- Ricardo Estrada Junior High School [8th to 9th]
- Carroll T. Welch Intermediate School [4th to 5th]
- Desert Hills Elementary School [Pre-K to 3rd]
- Frank Macias Elementary School [Pre-k to 3rd]
- Region 19 Head Start
- Eastlake High School [9th to 12th]
- Col. John O. Ensor Middle School [6th to 8th]
- Horizon Heights Elementary School [Pre-K to 5th]
- Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School [Pre-K to 5th]
Horizon City is described as having the elements of a traditional suburban or exurban setting. Having complete autonomy in its matters, Horizon City has its own political representation and dictates the direction that the city grows without large-city interference or influence. The town is expected to take a surge in population with Fort Bliss expansion.
Horizon High School's National Honor Society just created a cheer squad called "Desert Thunder". This organization is in charge of fostering positive school spirit and assists in community service projects. The organization Desert Thunder is sponsored by Omar Vasquez and Jose Ramirez.
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