Rice, Texas

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Rice, Texas
City
Location of Rice, Texas
Location of Rice, Texas
Navarro County Rice.svg
Coordinates: 32°14′4″N 96°29′41″W / 32.23444°N 96.49472°W / 32.23444; -96.49472Coordinates: 32°14′4″N 96°29′41″W / 32.23444°N 96.49472°W / 32.23444; -96.49472
Country United States
State Texas
County Navarro
Area
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 798
 • Density 294.9/sq mi (113.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-61736[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345153[2]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 611
1930 591 −3.3%
1940 489 −17.3%
1950 396 −19.0%
1960 295 −25.5%
1970 284 −3.7%
1980 432 52.1%
1990 564 30.6%
2000 798 41.5%
Est. 2008 980

Rice is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. The population was 798 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Rice is located at 32°14′4″N 96°29′41″W / 32.23444°N 96.49472°W / 32.23444; -96.49472 (32.234563, -96.494670).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.21%) is water.

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, Rice has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 798 people, 260 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 294.9 people per square mile (113.7/km²). There were 371 housing units at an average density of 137.1/sq mi (52.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.32% White, 9.77% African American, 0.25% Native American, 12.53% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.54% of the population.

There were 260 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $33,375. Males had a median income of $28,375 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,616. About 17.1% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 36.0% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The city's namesake is William Marsh Rice, who donated the land for a city church and the city cemetery. He is the same person for whom Rice University is named. Its unofficial motto is "The city so nice, they named it Rice."

Education[edit]

The City of Rice is served by the Rice Independent School District.

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 Rice, Texas

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