Shady Shores, Texas

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Shady Shores, Texas
Town
Location of Shady Shores in Denton County, Texas
Location of Shady Shores in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°9′42″N 97°2′2″W / 33.16167°N 97.03389°W / 33.16167; -97.03389Coordinates: 33°9′42″N 97°2′2″W / 33.16167°N 97.03389°W / 33.16167; -97.03389
Country United States
State Texas
County Denton
Area
 • Total 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
 • Land 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,612
 • Density 900/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76205, 76208
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-67100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1346950[2]

Shady Shores is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,612 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Shady Shores is located at 33°9′42″N 97°2′2″W / 33.16167°N 97.03389°W / 33.16167; -97.03389 (33.161669, -97.034015)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) is land and 0.34% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,461 people, 532 households, and 403 families residing in the town. The population density was 504.1 people per square mile (194.5/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 204.3 per square mile (78.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.58% White, 0.14% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.71% of the population.

There were 532 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,667, and the median income for a family was $68,750. Males had a median income of $45,167 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,951. About 2.1% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

In the mid-1920s, John William Franck, a Dallas contractor, built a fishing camp with about ten wood-shingle cabins on the northern shores of Lake Dallas. He had this in mind as a weekend retreat for Dallas residents. In the 1930s, many of the fishing camps were torn down and replaced by permanent homes, a number of which are still standing.

The community thrived, and in 1932, a nearby subdivision called Shady Shores began construction. The lake was enlarged in the late 1950s, becoming what is now known as Lewisville Lake. In 1960, the city leaders decided to incorporate – mostly to escape being annexed by Denton – and the subdivision's name became the name of a newly formed town. Up until 2000, when tax collection began, money for road repairs and police and fire protection came from fees from building permits, franchise fees, pancake suppers and donations from the residents.

Education[edit]

The Town of Shady Shores is served by the Lake Dallas Independent School District and Denton Independent School Districts. The library for the area is the Lake Cities Library.

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