Oak Point, Texas

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Oak Point, Texas
City
Motto: A Country Place
Location of Oak Point in Denton County, Texas
Location of Oak Point in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°10′56″N 96°59′43″W / 33.18222°N 96.99528°W / 33.18222; -96.99528Coordinates: 33°10′56″N 96°59′43″W / 33.18222°N 96.99528°W / 33.18222; -96.99528
Country United States
State Texas
County Denton
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Jim Wohletz
 • City Manager Douglas Mousel
Area
 • Total 5.9 sq mi (15.4 km2)
 • Land 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,786
 • Density 470/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75068
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-53130[1]
GNIS feature ID 1388580[2]
Website www.oakpointtexas.com

Oak Point is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. Ranked in the Top 20 of 62 suburbs in the Dallas area by D Magazine, Oak Point had a population of 2,786 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Oak Point is located in the northeast quadrant of Denton County in north-central Texas just south of U.S. Highway 380, equidistant between Denton and Frisco and approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of Dallas. While Oak Point, positioned on a scenic Lewisville Lake peninsula, provides a tranquil setting away from the pressures of a more urban environment, Oak Point is located just 10 miles (16 km) from the Dallas North Tollway, 7 miles (11 km) from Interstate 35E, and 25 miles (40 km) from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Oak Point is located at 33°10′56″N 96°59′43″W / 33.18222°N 96.99528°W / 33.18222; -96.99528 (33.182353, -96.995192).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which 5.7 square miles (15 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 4.04%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

According to the U.S. Census' American FactFinder, the population of the City of Oak Point in 2010 was 2,786. The age distribution of the 2010 population included 28.8% of the population with the age 19 and under, 21.7% with the age of 20 to 39, 40.5% with the age of 40 to 69, and 8.9% with an age of 70 or over. The racial distribution of the 2010 population was 80.9% was White, 14.3% was Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% was Black or African American, and 2.5% was other races. Of the 1,059 housing units in 2010, 91.4% were owner occupied and 8.6% were renter occupied.[5] According to the Denton County Appraisal District, the average market value of a homestead in Oak Point in 2011 was $222,413.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The City of Oak Point was incorporated as a general law municipality in 1976. The City of Oak Point adopted the Council-Manager form of government through an election in May 2001. The Council-Manager form of government is a very common form of government in Texas. Under this form of government, the City Council employees a professional trained city manager to implement the policies, contracts, and agreements that are approved by the City Council. The City Manager is also responsible for managing the daily operations of the City and for implementing the City's budget.

Education[edit]

The City of Oak Point is served by the Little Elm and Denton Independent School Districts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Oak Point city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Oak Point, Texas". U.S. Census American FactFinder. 

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