Westbrook, Texas

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Westbrook, Texas
City
Location of Westbrook, Texas
Location of Westbrook, Texas
Mitchell County Westbrook.svg
Coordinates: 32°21′25″N 101°0′45″W / 32.35694°N 101.01250°W / 32.35694; -101.01250Coordinates: 32°21′25″N 101°0′45″W / 32.35694°N 101.01250°W / 32.35694; -101.01250
Country United States
State Texas
County Mitchell
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,162 ft (659 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 203
 • Density 504.3/sq mi (194.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79565
Area code(s) 915
FIPS code 48-77380[1]
GNIS feature ID 1349851[2]

Westbrook is a city in Mitchell County, Texas, United States. The population was 203 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Westbrook is located at 32°21′25″N 101°0′45″W / 32.35694°N 101.01250°W / 32.35694; -101.01250 (32.357027, −101.012552)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 203 people, 79 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 504.3 people per square mile (195.9/km²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 255.9/sq mi (99.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.66% White, 0.49% Native American, 8.87% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.62% of the population.

There were 79 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,143, and the median income for a family was $38,281. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,500. About 13.1% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.3% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

The city of Westbrook is served by the Westbrook Independent School District and home to the Westbrook High School (Texas) Wildcats.

Notable people[edit]

Ralph W. Ramsey, Border Patrol Inspector, killed in the line of duty on February 26, 1942, in Columbus, New Mexico.[4] A forward operating base, "Camp Ramsey", west of Columbus, New Mexico is being named in his honor.[5]

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. ^ "US Border Patrol Biography Page for Ralph W. Ramsey." Retrieved May 11, 2009
  5. ^ "Border Patrol to honor fallen agent Ralph W.Ramsey." Retrieved May 11, 2009