Blanket, Texas

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Blanket, Texas
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Location of Blanket, Texas
Location of Blanket, Texas
Brown County Blanket.svg
Coordinates: 31°49′35″N 98°47′17″W / 31.82639°N 98.78806°W / 31.82639; -98.78806Coordinates: 31°49′35″N 98°47′17″W / 31.82639°N 98.78806°W / 31.82639; -98.78806
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBrown
Area
 • Total0.65 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Land0.65 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,621 ft (494 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total390
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
368
 • Density570.54/sq mi (220.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76432
Area code(s)325
FIPS code48-08596[3]
GNIS feature ID1330841[4]

Blanket is a town located in Brown County in west-central Texas, United States. The population was 390 at the 2010 census.[5]

The town takes its name from nearby Blanket Creek.[6]

Geography[edit]

Blanket is located in eastern Brown County at 31°49′35″N 98°47′17″W / 31.82639°N 98.78806°W / 31.82639; -98.78806 (31.826469, –98.788172).[7] U.S. Routes 67 and 377 pass along the southeast edge of the town, leading southwest 14 miles (23 km) to Brownwood, the county seat, and northeast 12 miles (19 km) to Comanche.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920472
1930318−32.6%
19403272.8%
195036110.4%
1960320−11.4%
19703468.1%
198038812.1%
1990381−1.8%
20004025.5%
2010390−3.0%
2019 (est.)368[2]−5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, 402 people, 170 households, and 113 families resided in the town. The population density was 699.5 people per square mile (272.3/km2). The 189 housing units averaged 328.9 per square mile (128.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.54% White, 1.00% African American, 1.00% Native American, 3.73% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 9.20% of the population.

Of the 170 households, 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were not families. About 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was distributed as 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and for a family was $42,222. Males had a median income of $34,063 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,611. About 15.4% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 31.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Blanket is served by the Blanket Independent School District.

Photo gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Blanket has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[9]

Six-man football[edit]

A six-man football game being played in Blanket in October 2016.

Six-man football is played in Blanket by Blanket High School and Blanket Junior High School.[10] Six-man football is a variation of American football played with six players on a team, rather than 11. Blanket High's six-man football team broke the 100 points in a game mark when in 2014 they defeated Loraine High 101–99 during a Class 1A Division 2 bidistrict playoff game.[11] Also over the years, Blanket High School has won numerous awards from Six-man Heaven Arts Contest [12] in areas of film, poetry, web design, photography, and music, all focused om six-man football. Six-man football follows rules and organization laid out by the UIL, governing body of high school sports in Texas.[13]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blanket town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "From Bug Tussle to Tarzan, here are 40 of the oddest Texas town names". Click2Houston. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Blanket, Texas
  10. ^ Blanket ISD http://blanketisd.net
  11. ^ "High Scoring Football Games "http://www.luckyshow.org/football/High%20Scoring%20Games.htm
  12. ^ SIX-MAN Heaven Arts Contest http://sixmanheaven.org/
  13. ^ UIL http://www.uiltexas.org/