Location of Magnolia, Texas
|• Total||2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)|
|• Land||2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||269 ft (82 m)|
|• Density||528.3/sq mi (204.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1340838|
Magnolia is a city in southwestern Montgomery County, Texas, United States outside Houston and right next to The Woodlands. The population was 1,393 at the 2010 census. Settled in the late 1840s, the town has gone by several names including "Mink's Prairie" and "Mink".
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,111 people, 411 households, and 309 families residing in the city. The population density was 528.3 people per square mile (204.3/km²). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 218.7 per square mile (84.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.69% White, 11.34% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 1.62% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.14% of the population.
There were 411 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $45,083 versus $21,696 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,278. About 8.1% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure
Magnolia schools are operated by the Magnolia Independent School District. While the town itself may be small, the Magnolia School District covers 147 square miles (380 km2) of the surrounding countryside. With more than 65,000 residents, Magnolia schools enrolled more than 8000 students in the 2008/2009 school year. With the second fastest enrollment growth in the state, Magnolia has recently constructed a new high school and several elementary schools to meet demands for space.
The Montgomery County Memorial Library System operates the Malcom Purvis Branch in the city.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Magnolia has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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