Blossom, Texas

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Blossom, Texas
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Coordinates: 33°39′41″N 95°23′1″W / 33.66139°N 95.38361°W / 33.66139; -95.38361Coordinates: 33°39′41″N 95°23′1″W / 33.66139°N 95.38361°W / 33.66139; -95.38361
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyLamar
Area
 • Total2.60 sq mi (6.72 km2)
 • Land2.55 sq mi (6.62 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,402
 • Density540/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75416
Area code903
FIPS code48-08812[2]
GNIS feature ID1352430[3]
Websitewww.cityofblossom.tx.citygovt.org

Blossom is a town in Lamar County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,402 at the 2020 census.[4]

History[edit]

Blossom was originally known as Blossom Prairie, but was shortened to Blossom in 1888.[5] Davy Crockett reportedly entered Texas near Blossom Prairie.[6]

Geography[edit]

Blossom is located at 33°39′41″N 95°23′1″W / 33.66139°N 95.38361°W / 33.66139; -95.38361 (33.661395, –95.383675).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.57%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880639
18906958.8%
190087425.8%
1910871−0.3%
192096911.3%
1930650−32.9%
194085832.0%
1950780−9.1%
1960545−30.1%
197081649.7%
19801,48782.2%
19901,440−3.2%
20001,439−0.1%
20101,4943.8%
2019 (est.)1,569[8]5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Blossom racial composition as of 2020[10]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,169 83.38%
Black or African American (NH) 34 2.43%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 28 2.0%
Asian (NH) 4 0.29%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.14%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 61 4.35%
Hispanic or Latino 104 7.42%
Total 1,402

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,402 people, 547 households, and 369 families residing in the city. As of the census of 2001, there were 1,439 people, 571 households, and 424 families residing in the city.[2] The population density was 573.2 people per square mile (221.4/km2). There were 606 housing units at an average density of 241.4 per square mile (93.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.30% White, 2.08% African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 1.39% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.67% of the population.

Blossom is part of the Prairiland Independent School District.

There were 571 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,235, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $21,136 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,143. About 10.9% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The city of Blossom is served by the Prairiland Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Geography Profile: Blossom city, Texas". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  5. ^ Bradfield, Bill; Bradfield, Clare (1998). Muleshoe and More: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Naming of Texas Towns. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 978-0884158653.
  6. ^ Steely, Skipper (1999) "David Crocketts visit to the Red River Valley," East Texas Historical Journal: p. 19, Vol. 37 : Iss. 1 , Article 7.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  11. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  12. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  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.[11][12]

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