Bigfoot, Texas

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Bigfoot, Texas
Census-designated place
Location of Bigfoot, Texas
Location of Bigfoot, Texas
Frio County Bigfoot.svg
Coordinates: 29°3′19″N 98°50′49″W / 29.05528°N 98.84694°W / 29.05528; -98.84694Coordinates: 29°3′19″N 98°50′49″W / 29.05528°N 98.84694°W / 29.05528; -98.84694
Country United States
State Texas
County Frio
Area
 • Total 23.92 sq mi (61.96 km2)
 • Land 23.91 sq mi (61.92 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 450
 • Density 19/sq mi (7.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78005
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-08164[1]
GNIS feature ID 1352186[2]

Bigfoot is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Frio County, Texas, United States. The population was 450 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 304 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The first settlement at Bigfoot was made in the 1860s, but the community was called "Connally's Store" until the post office was established in 1883.[4] The present name is in honor of Texas Ranger William A. A. "Bigfoot" Wallace,[5] a former resident of the town.[6]

Geography[edit]

Bigfoot is located in the northeast corner of Frio County at 29°3′19″N 98°50′49″W / 29.05528°N 98.84694°W / 29.05528; -98.84694 (29.055333, -98.847011).[7] It is bordered to the north by Medina County and to the east by Atascosa County. Texas State Highway 173 passes through the northeast part of the CDP, leading northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Devine and southeast 20 miles (32 km) to Jourdanton. Downtown San Antonio is 41 miles (66 km) to the northeast, and Pearsall, the Frio County seat, is 21 miles (34 km) to the southwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bigfoot CDP has a total area of 23.9 square miles (62.0 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.06%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 304 people, 110 households, and 91 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 12.7 people per square mile (4.9/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 5.3/sq mi (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.58% White, 16.12% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.74% of the population.

There were 110 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,375, and the median income for a family was $17,083. Males had a median income of $22,917 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,250. About 23.7% of families and 29.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 27.5% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Bigfoot is served by the Devine 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bigfoot CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Bigfoot from the Handbook of Texas Online
  5. ^ Hubbard, George (30 November 2002). Humor & Drama of Early Texas. Taylor Trade Publications. p. 215. ISBN 978-1-55622-843-8. 
  6. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.