Paint Rock, Texas
|Paint Rock, Texas|
The Concho County Courthouse in Paint Rock
Location of Paint Rock, Texas
|• Total||1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)|
|• Land||1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,631 ft (497 m)|
|• Density||192.7/sq mi (74.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1364698|
The town's name comes from Indian pictographs painted on cliffs overlooking the nearby Concho River. These pictographs cover nearly half a mile upstream from the town of Paint Rock. Some of the pictures painted on the rocks include animals, human figures, and handprints.
Paint Rock is located at (31.507777, -99.923277).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.
Historic literary reference
A chapter titled "An Episode of Paint Rock" is devoted to the town in the 1895 book, A Lone Star Bo-Peep, and Other Tales of Texan Ranch Life written by Howard Seely. The chapter chronicles the week of May 5, 1883, in Paint Rock and features several local residents in the text.
As of the census of 2000, 320 people, 110 households, and 83 families resided in the town. The population density was 192.7 people per square mile (74.4/km2). The 126 housing units averaged 75.9 per square mile (29.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.19% White, 2.81% Native American, 19.69% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos were 28.44% of the population.
Of the 110 households, 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were not families. About 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% 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 3.45.
In the town, the population was distributed as 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,786 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,965. About 13.0% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
The Town of Paint Rock is served by the Paint Rock Independent School District.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Paint Rock has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Paint Rock Pictographs". Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Seely, H. (2008). A Lone Star Bo-Peep, and Other Tales of Texan Ranch Life. Read Books. ISBN 9781443716529. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
- Climate Summary for Paint Rock, Texas
- Paint Rock in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of North Texas.
-  shows key Indian pictograph images with possible links to historical or astronominical events they may record