Oakwood, Texas

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Oakwood, Texas
Town
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oakwood; pastor Doug Stevens (2011)
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oakwood; pastor Doug Stevens (2011)
Location of Oakwood, Texas
Location of Oakwood, Texas
Leon County Oakwood.svg
Coordinates: 31°35′5″N 95°51′2″W / 31.58472°N 95.85056°W / 31.58472; -95.85056Coordinates: 31°35′5″N 95°51′2″W / 31.58472°N 95.85056°W / 31.58472; -95.85056
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Leon, Freestone
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 471
 • Density 429.9/sq mi (166.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75855
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-53232[1]
GNIS feature ID 1375253[2]
Oakwood welcome sign
U.S. Post Office in Oakwood

Oakwood is a town in Freestone and Leon counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 510 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Oakwood is located at 31°35′5″N 95°51′2″W / 31.58472°N 95.85056°W / 31.58472; -95.85056 (31.584816, -95.850666)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 471 people, 199 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 429.9 people per square mile (165.3/km²). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 233.7 per square mile (89.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.42% White, 35.03% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 1.70% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.18% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,371. About 13.9% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 26.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

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

Notable natives[edit]

R.H. Bing the mathematician was born in Oakwood on October 20, 1914

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Oakwood has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" 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 Oakwood, Texas

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