Location of Haskell, Texas
|• Total||3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)|
|• Land||3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,581 ft (482 m)|
|• Density||977.0/sq mi (377.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1358889|
Haskell is located at (33.160152, -99.734572).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all of it land.
Haskell County Courthouse
The Haskell County Courthouse was completed in 1892 and was designed and built by A.O. Watson. The east and west wings were added in 1930-31. It is one of the oldest courthouses still in use in the area.
Haskell is the county seat of Haskell County.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,322 people, an increase of 6.95% since 2000 (216 people). The racial makeup of the town was 80.40% White (2,671 people), 4.94% African American (164 people), 0.75% Native American (25 people), 0.75% Asian (25 people), 10.69% from other races (355 people), and 2.47% from two or more races (82 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.76% of the population (889 people).
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,106 people, 1,295 households, and 868 families residing in the city. The population density was 912.8 people per square mile (352.7/km²). There were 1,526 housing units at an average density of 448.5 per square mile (173.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.33% White, 3.90% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 12.46% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.70% of the population.
There were 1,295 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $20,740, and the median income for a family was $27,109. Males had a median income of $20,245 versus $15,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,114. About 21.5% of families and 28.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.4% of those under age 18 and 18.1% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Haskell is served by the Haskell Consolidated Independent School District.
Notable people from Haskell
- Ralna English, singer
- John Kimbrough, Football player and former member of the Texas House of Representatives
- Anita Thigpen Perry, former First Lady of Texas
- Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas and candidate for President in 2012 and 2016
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Haskell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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- Climate Summary for Haskell, Texas