Lockney, Texas

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Lockney, Texas
Town
Location of Lockney, Texas
Location of Lockney, Texas
Floyd County Lockney.svg
Coordinates: 34°7′23″N 101°26′36″W / 34.12306°N 101.44333°W / 34.12306; -101.44333Coordinates: 34°7′23″N 101°26′36″W / 34.12306°N 101.44333°W / 34.12306; -101.44333
Country United States
State Texas
County Floyd
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,278 ft (999 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,056
 • Density 1,326.3/sq mi (512.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79241
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-43252[1]
GNIS feature ID 1361603[2]

Lockney is a town in Floyd County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,056 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Lockney is located at 34°7′23″N 101°26′36″W / 34.12306°N 101.44333°W / 34.12306; -101.44333 (34.122961, -101.443414).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,056 people, 690 households, and 540 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,326.3 people per square mile (512.1/km²). There were 791 housing units at an average density of 510.3 per square mile (197.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.62% White, 2.53% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 22.81% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.90% of the population.

There were 690 households out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 3.40.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,074, and the median income for a family was $35,469. Males had a median income of $25,673 versus $18,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,528. About 14.5% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Lockney is served by the Lockney Independent School District.

Films[edit]

Notable people[edit]

External Sources[edit]

Hooten Family, Lockney, Texas

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lockney has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[4]

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. ^ Climate Summary for Lockney, Texas