Location of Fruitvale, Texas
|• Total||1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)|
|• Land||1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|• Density||210/sq mi (82/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1336284|
Fruitvale is a small city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States. The population was 408 at the 2010 census, and 409 as of 2013. The town draws its name from its location. Missouri Pacific Railroad in the center of the historic fruit-growing district of the Sabine River valley in northeastern Van Zandt County. Its name was originally Bolen Switch, but it was changed around 1901 after a petition of local fruit growers, and a post office was established in 1903.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 418 people, 157 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 218.4 people per square mile (84.5/km²). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 89.9 per square mile (34.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.82% White, 0.96% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 2.87% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.
There were 157 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,625, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,394. About 21.8% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Fruitvale is served by the Fruitvale Independent School District.
Fruitvale has no police department so they are served by local Van Zandt County Sheriff's deputies. Fruitvale has a Voulenteer fire department.
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