Lakewood Village, Texas

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Lakewood Village, Texas
City
Motto: What a hometown should be
Location of Lakewood Village in Denton County, Texas
Location of Lakewood Village in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°8′28″N 96°58′13″W / 33.14111°N 96.97028°W / 33.14111; -96.97028Coordinates: 33°8′28″N 96°58′13″W / 33.14111°N 96.97028°W / 33.14111; -96.97028
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Denton
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Town Council Mayor Mike Schnittker
Dr. Mark E. Vargus
Carl Menckhoff, MD
Clint Bushong
Dave Getka
Ken Guthrie
 • Town Secretary Linda Asbell
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 545
 • Density 780/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75068
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-41050[1]
GNIS feature ID 1388578[2]
Website www.lakewoodvillagetx.us

Lakewood Village is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States located on the scenic shores of Lewisville Lake. The population was 545 at the 2010 census.[3] Lakewood Village, currently zoned exclusively residential, was incorporated as a Type B - General Law Municipality on April 26, 1977 and changed to a Type A - General Law Municipality on March 13, 2008.

Geography[edit]

Lakewood Village is located at 33°8′28″N 96°58′13″W / 33.14111°N 96.97028°W / 33.14111; -96.97028 (33.141210, -96.970346).[4] Lakewood Village is centrally located between I-35 and the Dallas North Tollway on the Lewisville Lake/FM 720 corridor, at the foot of the Lewisville Lake toll bridge.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) is land and 1.35% is water.

History[edit]

On April 26, 1977, Lakewood Village was officially incorporated as The Town of Lakewood Village, Texas. Originally envisioned and marketed as a golf course community that even had a runway for small engine planes, the town has evolved into a relaxed and quiet lakeside hometown. The citizens enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in North Texas (only $0.25 per $100 assessed property value), which is less than one-half of the tax rates of surrounding communities. That tax rate has not increased in over 25 years. Although the tax rate is low, the citizens receive the highest quality service including municipal water and sewer (no aerobic systems) as well as the benefits of full-time professional Fire and EMS services. The quality of life in town is further enriched by numerous community events like a Town Garage-Sale day; Pet Appreciation Day-offering low cost vaccines and grooming services; and various children’s activities such as an Easter-Egg hunt, a Halloween hayride, and Christmas parade and party offering pictures and cookies with Santa.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 342 people, 117 households, and 104 families residing in the city. The population density was 465.4 people per square mile (180.9/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 167.4/sq mi (65.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.61% White, 2.34% African American, 1.17% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 117 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.1% were non-families. 5.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,667, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $50,278 versus $28,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,899. None of the families and 1.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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