San Saba, Texas
|San Saba, Texas|
|— City —|
|Motto: "The Pecan Capital of the World"|
|• Total||1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)|
|• Land||1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,204 ft (367 m)|
|• Density||1,468.6/sq mi (567.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1367538|
|Website||City of San Saba, Texas|
San Saba is a city located in Central Texas. It was settled in 1854 and named for its location on the San Saba River. The population was 3,099 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of San Saba County.
The city was named for the San Saba River.
San Saba county was the last county in Texas to have its roads paved.
San Saba is located at (31.195298, -98.725003).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, 2,637 people, 1,008 households, and 680 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,468.6 people per square mile (565.6/km²). There were 1,177 housing units at an average density of 655.5 per square mile (252.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.54% White, 0.64% African American, 1.74% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 17.33% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.51% of the population.
Of 1,008 households, 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were not families. About 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.12.
The population was distributed as 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,758, and the median income for a family was $31,582. Males had a median income of $24,207 versus $20,216 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,192. About 16.0% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.9% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.
Pecans emerged as an important crop, largely because of the work of Edmund E. Riesen, an Englishman who moved to San Saba County in 1874 and made improvement of the native nuts his life's work. Riesen is credited for laying the groundwork for the pecan industry that led San Saba County to proclaim itself 'Pecan Capital of the World'.
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The City of San Saba is served by the San Saba Independent School District.
Notable people 
San Saba is the birthplace of actor Tommy Lee Jones, geologist M. King Hubbert, opera singer Thomas Stewart, and Aaron Behrens, front man for Austin-based music group Ghostland Observatory. It is currently the home of actor Christian Mixon.
In popular culture 
San Saba is the starting location in the game Governor of Poker, which was a success in terms of sales.
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