Cashion Community, Texas

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Cashion Community, Texas
Location of Cashion Community, Texas
Location of Cashion Community, Texas
Coordinates: 34°02′11″N 98°30′30″W / 34.03639°N 98.50833°W / 34.03639; -98.50833Coordinates: 34°02′11″N 98°30′30″W / 34.03639°N 98.50833°W / 34.03639; -98.50833
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyWichita
Area
 • Total1.90 sq mi (4.91 km2)
 • Land1.90 sq mi (4.91 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total348
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
355
 • Density187.14/sq mi (72.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
76305
FIPS code48-13198

Cashion Community (commonly called Cashion) is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2000[3] and had a population of 348 in 2010.[4] Cashion Community is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas metropolitan statistical area.

Geography[edit]

Cashion Community is located at 34°02′11″N 98°30′30″W / 34.03639°N 98.50833°W / 34.03639; -98.50833 (34.036429, –98.508225), eight miles north of Wichita Falls off State Highway 240 in northeastern Wichita County. Its elevation is 994 feet above mean sea level. The city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.[5]

History[edit]

Settlement in the area began about 1897, when Hi Willis purchased land. A one-room schoolhouse was built on donated land and named for T.J. Cashion, a county commissioner. The school became the center of the community. Oil was discovered in 1918, which led to a significant influx of residents. In the 1920s, the Cooper, Friberg, and Bacon school consolidated with Cashion and eventually the campus was expanded to accommodate a four-year high school.

Oil production declined in the 1930s and the high school closed in 1936. Its furnishings were auctioned off in 1945 and Cashion area students attended school in the larger community of Burkburnett. A Texas Historical Marker, erected in 1993, honors Cashion School.[6]

Voting to become a city was January 15, 2000. Mayor election was May 6, 2000, with Thomas J. Lowry, Sr. serving as its first mayor. Preston Giles was the first councilman, Dorothy Bradley was the first councilwoman, and Pat Giles was the first city secretary.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010348
2019 (est.)355[2]2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Cashion Community racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 233 81.47%
Black or African American (NH) 5 1.75%
Asian (NH) 8 2.8%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 10 3.5%
Hispanic or Latino 30 10.49%
Total 286

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 286 people, 112 households, and 74 families residing in the city.

Education[edit]

Cashion Community is served by the Burkburnett Independent School District.[11]

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. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  5. ^ "Boundary Map of Cashion Community, Texas". MapTechnica. Archived from the original on 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  6. ^ "Cashion, Texas". The Handbook of Texas Online. Archived from the original on 8 November 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  9. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Wichita County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  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.[9][10]

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