Lacy Lakeview, Texas
|Lacy Lakeview, Texas|
|Motto: City on the Move|
Location of Lacy Lakeview, Texas
|• Total||3.8 sq mi (10 km2)|
|• Land||3.8 sq mi (10 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|• Density||1,512.8/sq mi (584.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
The city's name is sometimes spelled with a hyphen (as Lacy-Lakeview), but the official spelling omits the hyphen.
Lacy Lakeview is the combination of two independent communities, with a third later merging.
Lacy (the older of the two communities) was named for William David Lacy, who sold lots in the area in the 1880s. Lakeview was named for its location near spring-fed lakes, and was the location of the school for both communities. Lacy and Lakeview were stations on the Texas Electric Railway, also known as the Interurban which ran between Dallas and Waco.
Neither town grew quickly; by the 1940s the combined population of the two communities was barely 120 with only four businesses.
In 1953, the two communities formed a common city government. Thereafter, the population of the new combined community quickly grew to over 2,000 residents by the early 1960s, its economy almost wholly dependent on nearby Waco.
Lacy Lakeview is located at (31.625315, -97.105025).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,764 people, 2,388 households, and 1,487 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,512.8 people per square mile (584.1/km²). There were 2,575 housing units at an average density of 675.8 per square mile (260.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.15% White, 14.89% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 7.01% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.31% of the population.
There were 2,388 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 15.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,135, and the median income for a family was $36,962. Males had a median income of $25,272 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,049. About 9.0% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.