Hawk Cove, Texas

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Hawk Cove, Texas
The Valero gas station in Hawk Cove
The Valero gas station in Hawk Cove
Location of Hawk Cove, Texas
Location of Hawk Cove, Texas
Hunt County HawkCove.svg
Coordinates: 32°52′55″N 96°4′49″W / 32.88194°N 96.08028°W / 32.88194; -96.08028Coordinates: 32°52′55″N 96°4′49″W / 32.88194°N 96.08028°W / 32.88194; -96.08028
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Land0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
472 ft (144 m)
 • Total483
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,513.59/sq mi (584.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-32810[3]
GNIS feature ID1848107[4]

Hawk Cove is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was recorded as 483 at the 2010 census. Hawk Cove and Hunt County are both part of the DallasFort WorthArlington Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Hawk Cove is located at 32°52′55″N 96°4′49″W / 32.88194°N 96.08028°W / 32.88194; -96.08028 (32.882078, –96.080304),[5] south of State Highway 276 and east of FM 751 in southern Hunt County, approximately 16 miles south of Greenville.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Hawk Cove is situated on Lake Tawakoni, a 36,700 acres (149 km2) reservoir constructed in 1960.[7]


Development of the primarily residential community began in the early 1970s by property owners Sawyer and Culberson. Properties were originally known as Whiskers Retreat Nos. 1, 2, and 3. In January 1999, the community incorporated under the name Hawk Cove.[6][7] The city has experienced a 34 percent increase in population since 2000, rising from 457 to over 600 by 2008.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)557[2]15.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 457 people, 174 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,465.7 people per square mile (569.2/km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 785.8 per square mile (305.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.87% White, 1.09% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.31% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.78% of the population.

There were 174 households, out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% 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 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,226, and the median income for a family was $23,669. Males had a median income of $31,071 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,375. About 10.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.


Public education in the city of Hawk Cove is provided by the Quinlan Independent School District.


  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. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ a b "Hawk Cove, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  7. ^ a b "Hawk Cove, Texas". City of Hawk Cove, Texas. Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  8. ^ "Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Texas, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-07-01. Archived from the original (CSV) on March 27, 2010. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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