Agua Dulce, Nueces County, Texas

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Agua Dulce, Texas
Nueces AguaDulce.svg
Coordinates: 27°46′57″N 97°54′39″W / 27.78250°N 97.91083°W / 27.78250; -97.91083Coordinates: 27°46′57″N 97°54′39″W / 27.78250°N 97.91083°W / 27.78250; -97.91083
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesNueces
Government
 • MayorDavid General
Area
 • Total0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
16 ft (5 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total685
 • Density2,348.97/sq mi (906.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
78330
Area code361
FIPS code48-01396
GNIS feature ID2409667

Agua Dulce (/ɑːwəˈdulsɪ/ ah-wə-DOOL-sih) is a city in Nueces County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on the Texas Mexican Railway at the intersection of Farm Road 70 and State Highway 44 in west-central Nueces County. The name, Spanish for "sweet water", refers to a nearby creek. A town in Texas, Sweetwater in Nolan County in West Texas, uses the English name.

The town was established by the 1900s.[2]

The population of Agua Dulce was 685 in the 2020 census.

Geography[edit]

Agua Dulce is located at 27°46′59″N 97°54′36″W / 27.78306°N 97.91000°W / 27.78306; -97.91000 (27.783077, –97.910033).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950660
196086731.4%
1970742−14.4%
198093425.9%
1990794−15.0%
2000737−7.2%
201081210.2%
2020685−15.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
Agua Dulce racial composition as of 2020[5]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 126 18.39%
Some Other Race (NH) 1 0.15%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 5 0.73%
Hispanic or Latino 553 80.73%
Total 685

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 685 people, 219 households, and 165 families residing in the city.

2000 Census data[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, 737 people, 234 households, and 200 families were residing in the city. Its population density was 2,338.1 people per square mile (889.2/km2). The 257 housing units averaged 815.3 per mi2 (310.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.38% White, 0.14% African American, 0.68% Native American, 16.15% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 66.08% of the population.

Of the 234 households, 46.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were not families. About 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15, and the average family size was 3.46.

In the city, the age distribution was 32.2% under 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,406, and for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $27,375 versus $18,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,847. About 22.0% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Agua Dulce is served by the Agua Dulce Independent School District and home to the Agua Dulce Longhorns.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[6][7]
  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Agua Dulce, Tx". Texas State HistoricalDistrict. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  6. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  7. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.