Joshua, Texas

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Joshua, Texas
City
Location of Joshua, Texas
Location of Joshua, Texas
Johnson County Joshua.svg
Coordinates: 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361Coordinates: 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361
Country United States
State Texas
County Johnson
Area
 • Total 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Land 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,910
 • Density 909.2/sq mi (349.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76058
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-38080[1]
GNIS feature ID 1338888[2]

Joshua is a city in Johnson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,910 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Joshua is located at 32°27′19″N 97°23′37″W / 32.45528°N 97.39361°W / 32.45528; -97.39361 (32.455198, -97.393622)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.15% is water.

History & Demographics[edit]

Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt Strube was the first mayor of Joshua, Texas. His wife, Sylvia Couch Strube, was the first florist of Joshua. In 1963, Mayor T.R. Strube died very suddenly due to heart related issues. Sylvia continued to run the Joshua Floral from their home on 14th Street until the early 1990s. She never remarried, living alone at the same location until the time of her death on September 11, 2008. Sylvia was 94 years old. The Strubes were members of the Order of the Eastern Star in Joshua and they are rested in the Rose Hill Cemetery[4] of Cleburne, Texas. They had no children.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,528 people, 1,610 households, and 1,252 families residing in the city. The population density was 695.3 people per square mile (268.6/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 264.6 per square mile (102.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.46% White, 0.27% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 2.85% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.91% of the population.

There were 1,610 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,431, and the median income for a family was $50,785. Males had a median income of $36,686 versus $23,674 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,363. About 3.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. There were 2 African American slaves at the time Joshua was founded.

Education[edit]

Public education in Joshua is provided by the Joshua Independent School District. The district covers 76.68 square miles (199 km2) and consists of eight campuses.[5]

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. ^ Strube, Sylvia (September 2008). "Obituary". Cleburne, Tx: Cleburne Times Review. Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 11/12/2012. 
  5. ^ Joshua ISD Attendance Zone MapJoshua Independent School District. Retrieved 6 May 2009.

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