Byers, Texas

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Byers, Texas
City
Clay County Byers.svg
Coordinates: 34°4′13″N 98°11′27″W / 34.07028°N 98.19083°W / 34.07028; -98.19083Coordinates: 34°4′13″N 98°11′27″W / 34.07028°N 98.19083°W / 34.07028; -98.19083
Country United States
State Texas
County Clay
Area
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.63 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 496
 • Density 499/sq mi (192.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76357
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-11644[1]
GNIS feature ID 1353465[2]

Byers is a city in Clay County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 496 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Byers is located in northern Clay County at 34°4′13″N 98°11′27″W / 34.07028°N 98.19083°W / 34.07028; -98.19083 (34.070146, -98.190703),[4] along Texas State Highway 79. Wichita Falls is 22 miles (35 km) to the southwest, and Waurika, Oklahoma, is 14 miles (23 km) to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Byers has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 2.14%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 427
1950 542 26.9%
1960 497 −8.3%
1970 553 11.3%
1980 556 0.5%
1990 510 −8.3%
2000 517 1.4%
2010 496 −4.1%
Est. 2015 477 [5] −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 517 people, 213 households, and 148 families residing in the city. The population density was 528.6 people per square mile (203.7/km²). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 234.2 per square mile (90.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.81% White, 3.48% Native American, 1.74% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.

There were 213 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,886, and the median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income of $26,161 versus $18,854 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,323. About 7.5% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Byers is served by the Petrolia Independent School District.

The Byers Independent School District previously served students until its merger with Petrolia as approved by the voters in May 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Byers city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2012/may/13/iowa-park-isd-voters-say-yes-to-improvements/

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