Coahoma, Texas

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Coahoma, Texas
Town
A water tank depicting Coahoma Justice of the Peace and well-known rodeo clown Quail Dobbs located on Interstate 20 near Coahoma
A water tank depicting Coahoma Justice of the Peace and well-known rodeo clown Quail Dobbs located on Interstate 20 near Coahoma
Location of Coahoma, Texas
Location of Coahoma, Texas
Howard County Coahoma.svg
Coordinates: 32°17′47″N 101°18′17″W / 32.29639°N 101.30472°W / 32.29639; -101.30472Coordinates: 32°17′47″N 101°18′17″W / 32.29639°N 101.30472°W / 32.29639; -101.30472
Country United States
State Texas
County Howard
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,411 ft (735 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 831
 • Density 692.5/sq mi (268.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79511
Area code(s) Area code 432
FIPS code 48-15700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1333021[2]

Coahoma (/kəˈhmə/ ka-HO-ma) is a town in Howard County, Texas, United States. The population was 831 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Coahoma is located at 32°17′47″N 101°18′17″W / 32.29639°N 101.30472°W / 32.29639; -101.30472 (32.296443, -101.304738).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 620
1940 574 −7.4%
1950 802 39.7%
1960 1,239 54.5%
1970 1,158 −6.5%
1980 1,069 −7.7%
1990 1,133 6.0%
2000 932 −17.7%
2010 817 −12.3%
Est. 2015 887 [4] 8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 932 people, 354 households, and 261 families resided in the town. The population density was 774.9 people per square mile (299.9/km²). The 388 housing units averaged 322.6 per square mile (124.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.77% White, 0.54% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 6.97% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 23.82% of the population.

Of the 354 households, 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were not families; 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was distributed as 29.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,962, and for a family was $41,094. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,013. About 7.7% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Coahoma is served by the Coahoma Independent School District.

Coahoma Elementary is the host of the world's first Kindergarten Rodeo, which continues to this day and has featured local and international rodeo and country and western celebrities as entertainers and trainers, including Coahomians Quail Dobbs and Jody Nix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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