Beckville, Texas

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Beckville, Texas
City
Location of Beckville, Texas
Location of Beckville, Texas
Panola County Beckville.svg
Coordinates: 32°14′30″N 94°27′17″W / 32.24167°N 94.45472°W / 32.24167; -94.45472Coordinates: 32°14′30″N 94°27′17″W / 32.24167°N 94.45472°W / 32.24167; -94.45472
Country United States
State Texas
County Panola
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 847
 • Density 710/sq mi (270/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75631
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-07108[1]
GNIS feature ID 1351745[2]

Beckville is a city in Panola County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 847 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was established circa 1850.[3]

Geography[edit]

Beckville is located at 32°14′30″N 94°27′17″W / 32.24167°N 94.45472°W / 32.24167; -94.45472 (32.241788, -94.454790).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 435
1940 453 4.1%
1950 550 21.4%
1960 632 14.9%
1970 582 −7.9%
1980 945 62.4%
1990 783 −17.1%
2000 752 −4.0%
2010 847 12.6%
Est. 2015 843 [5] −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 752 people, 293 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 620.9 people per square mile (240.0/km²). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 298.1 per square mile (115.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.18% White, 31.78% African American, 0.27% Native American, 7.18% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.11% of the population.

There were 293 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% 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 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $34,271. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,818. About 19.4% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.5% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Beckville, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.