Little River-Academy, Texas

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Little River-Academy, Texas
City
Location of Little River-Academy, Texas
Location of Little River-Academy, Texas
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Coordinates: 30°59′N 97°21′W / 30.983°N 97.350°W / 30.983; -97.350Coordinates: 30°59′N 97°21′W / 30.983°N 97.350°W / 30.983; -97.350
Country United States
State Texas
County Bell
Area
 • Total 2.73 sq mi (7.06 km2)
 • Land 2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 486 ft (148 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,961
 • Density 721/sq mi (278.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76554
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-43066[1]
GNIS feature ID 1690856[2]

Little River-Academy is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,961 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the KilleenTempleFort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Little River-Academy is located southeast of the center of Bell County at 30°59′N 97°21′W / 30.983°N 97.350°W / 30.983; -97.350 (30.9851, -97.3551).[4] The city consists of two once-distinct settlements: Little River, situated 2 miles (3 km) east of the confluence of the Leon River and Lampasas River to form the Little River, a tributary of the Brazos River; and Academy, centered 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Little River, at the intersection of Main Street and Texas State Highway 95. The intersection in Academy is 10 miles (16 km) south of the city of Temple.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Little River-Academy has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.20%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,645 people, 584 households, and 439 families residing in the city. The population density was 599.3 people per square mile (231.8/km²). There were 618 housing units at an average density of 225.1 per square mile (87.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.75% White, 0.36% African American, 0.36% Indigenous American, 0.55% Asian, 6.81% from other races, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.22% of the population.

There were 584 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,081 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,236. About 6.2% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

There was a fort here, built in 1836, named Fort Griffin. Because of fights with Native Americans, early Texans settled near the fort. The railroad came to town in 1880, and the post office in 1886. By 1914, there were 250 inhabitants. The towns of Little River and Academy merged in 1980 to form Little River-Academy.

Education[edit]

Little River-Academy is served by the Academy Independent School District.

AISD has three schools: Academy Elementary School, Academy Middle School, and Academy High School.

Academy is also home to Bell County Alternative School, which serves Holland, Salado, Bartlett, Troy, and Rogers.

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Little River-Academy city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.