Lorenzo, Texas

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Lorenzo, Texas
City
A mural in Lorenzo.
A mural in Lorenzo.
Location of Lorenzo, Texas
Location of Lorenzo, Texas
Crosby County Lorenzo.svg
Coordinates: 33°40′18″N 101°32′10″W / 33.67167°N 101.53611°W / 33.67167; -101.53611Coordinates: 33°40′18″N 101°32′10″W / 33.67167°N 101.53611°W / 33.67167; -101.53611
Country United States
State Texas
County Crosby
Incorporated (city) 2 April 1924
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Lester Bownds
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,166 ft (965 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,372
 • Density 1,329.3/sq mi (513.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79343
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-44032[1]
GNIS feature ID 1361798[2]
Website www.cityoflorenzo.org

Lorenzo is a city in Crosby County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,372. It is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Water towers of Lorenzo

Geography[edit]

Lorenzo is located at 33°40′18″N 101°32′10″W / 33.67167°N 101.53611°W / 33.67167; -101.53611 (33.671618, -101.536233)[3] on U.S. Routes 62 and 82 and State Highways 114 and 378, approximately 18 miles east of Lubbock.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Economy[edit]

The local economy is supported by agriculture, with cotton being the most important crop. Wheat, soybeans, milo, and various other crops are also produced in the Lorenzo area.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,372 people, 472 households, and 353 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,329.3 people per square mile (514.3/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 508.7 per square mile (196.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.65% White, 6.63% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 25.15% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.01% of the population.

There were 472 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,438, and the median income for a family was $31,429. Males had a median income of $23,646 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,606. About 25.9% of families and 35.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.4% of those under age 18 and 22.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Lorenzo is served by the Lorenzo Independent School District and home to the Lorenzo High School Hornets.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lorenzo 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 Lorenzo, Texas

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