Lincoln Park, Texas

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Lincoln Park, Texas
Town
Location of Lincoln Park in Denton County, Texas
Location of Lincoln Park in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°13′19″N 96°58′22″W / 33.22194°N 96.97278°W / 33.22194; -96.97278Coordinates: 33°13′19″N 96°58′22″W / 33.22194°N 96.97278°W / 33.22194; -96.97278
Country United States
State Texas
County Denton
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 308
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (770/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-42808[1]
GNIS feature ID 1388579[2]

Lincoln Park is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 308 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lincoln Park is located at 33°13′19″N 96°58′22″W / 33.22194°N 96.97278°W / 33.22194; -96.97278 (33.221933, -96.972759)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 517 people, 183 households, and 137 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,392.4 people per square mile (1,330.8/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 1,325.5 per square mile (520.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.49% White, 0.77% African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 11.41% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.41% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 15.5% from 18 to 24, 38.7% from 25 to 44, 13.3% from 45 to 64, and 2.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $41,429. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $23,281 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,801. About 12.3% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Lincoln Park is one of several towns that incorporated in Denton County in the early 1970s to sell alcohol in this otherwise dry county. Incorporated in 1971, Lincoln Park served the Denton to McKinney corridor of U.S. Highway 380, supplying both college students from Denton and travellers passing through with drinks. After both Denton and McKinney voted to allow alcoholic sales in their cities, Lincoln Park began to decline. Today it consists of the original mobile home park, a liquor store and a Trail Dust restaurant.

Education[edit]

Lincoln Park is served by the Denton Independent School District.

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