Blanco, Texas

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Blanco, Texas
Blanco Historic District
Blanco Historic District
Location of Blanco, Texas
Location of Blanco, Texas
Location of Blanco within Blanco County
Location of Blanco within Blanco County
Coordinates: 30°5′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.09944°N 98.42222°W / 30.09944; -98.42222Coordinates: 30°5′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.09944°N 98.42222°W / 30.09944; -98.42222
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBlanco
Government
 • MayorRachel Lumpee
 • Police ChiefScott Rubin
 • Fire ChiefMatt McMain
Area
 • Total3.54 sq mi (9.18 km2)
 • Land3.49 sq mi (9.03 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,739
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
2,071
 • Density593.75/sq mi (229.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78606
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-08536[3]
GNIS feature ID1330829[4]
Websitewww.cityofblanco.com

Blanco (Spanish: "white", /ˈblæŋk/ BLANG-koh) is a city in rural Blanco County, Texas, United States.[5] The population was 1,739 at the 2010 census.[6] Blanco is a cattle and ranching community.

Geography[edit]

Blanco is located in the Texas Hill Country on the Blanco River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.99%, is water.[7]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Blanco, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 59.2
(15.1)
63.7
(17.6)
71.1
(21.7)
77.7
(25.4)
83.7
(28.7)
89.6
(32.0)
93.7
(34.3)
94.1
(34.5)
88.4
(31.3)
79.6
(26.4)
68.6
(20.3)
60.9
(16.1)
79.4
(26.3)
Average low °F (°C) 34.0
(1.1)
37.7
(3.2)
45.1
(7.3)
51.7
(10.9)
61.0
(16.1)
67.6
(19.8)
70.0
(21.1)
69.2
(20.7)
64.1
(17.8)
54.2
(12.3)
43.9
(6.6)
36.0
(2.2)
58.2
(14.6)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.79
(45)
2.08
(53)
2.63
(67)
2.69
(68)
4.51
(115)
4.18
(106)
2.02
(51)
2.38
(60)
3.26
(83)
4.18
(106)
2.66
(68)
2.37
(60)
34.75
(883)
Source: National Weather Service[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880245
1940453
195071858.5%
19607899.9%
19701,02229.5%
19801,17915.4%
19901,2385.0%
20001,50521.6%
20101,73915.5%
2019 (est.)2,071[2]19.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,701 people, 576 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.7 people per square mile (348.0/km2). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 378.4 per square mile (146.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.77% White, 1.20% African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 7.31% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.72% of the population. The 2014 Census Estimate showed a population of 1,876.

There were 576 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,071, and the median income for a family was $40,398. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $21,845 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,797. About 9.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Blanco is served by the Blanco Independent School District and home to the Blanco High School Panthers.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Blanco County | Texas Almanac". 21 May 2015.
  6. ^ "City Data: Blanco city, Texas". City Data, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blanco city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "National Weather Service Forecast Office Austin/San Antonio, Texas: Blanco Climate Data". Retrieved June 30, 2008.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Shoup, Craig (July 19, 2019). "Retired Local Astronaut Recalls Moon Landing, Goal Of Going To Mars". Fremont News Messenger.
  11. ^ "Judge Builds Respect Through Years On The Bench". Dallas News. August 2, 2014.
  12. ^ "Emery Nix". Crofts-Crow Funeral Home. December 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Willie Upshaw". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  14. ^ Castillo, Nick (June 11, 2019). "Wittliff: A TXST Hero Passes Away". San Marcos Daily Record.

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