Hughes Springs, Texas

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Hughes Springs, Texas
Location of Hughes Springs, Texas
Location of Hughes Springs, Texas
Cass County HughesSprings.svg
Coordinates: 32°59′53″N 94°37′50″W / 32.99806°N 94.63056°W / 32.99806; -94.63056Coordinates: 32°59′53″N 94°37′50″W / 32.99806°N 94.63056°W / 32.99806; -94.63056
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesCass, Morris
Area
 • Total2.47 sq mi (6.39 km2)
 • Land2.47 sq mi (6.39 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
377 ft (115 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,575
 • Density640/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75656
Area code903
FIPS code48-35300[2]
GNIS feature ID1338249[3]
Websitewww.hughesspringstxusa.com

Hughes Springs is a city in Cass and Morris counties in the U.S. state of Texas. At the 2020 census, its population was 1,575.[4] The town has heavily damaged by an EF2 tornado on November 4, 2022.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

Hughes Springs is located in western Cass County at 32°59′53″N 94°37′50″W / 32.99806°N 94.63056°W / 32.99806; -94.63056 (32.998115, –94.630542).[7] A small portion extends west into Morris County.

The city is located along state highways 11 and 49, which run concurrently through the city limits. TX 11 leads east 15 miles (24 km) to Linden, and TX 49 leads southeast 9 miles (14 km) to Avinger. The two highways together lead west 6 miles (10 km) to Daingerfield. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), all of it land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188069
1890296329.0%
1920831
1930786−5.4%
1940767−2.4%
19501,44588.4%
19601,81325.5%
19701,701−6.2%
19802,19629.1%
19901,938−11.7%
20001,856−4.2%
20101,760−5.2%
2019 (est.)1,709[9]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Hughes Springs racial composition as of 2020[11]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,119 71.05%
Black or African American (NH) 245 15.56%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 5 0.32%
Asian (NH) 5 0.32%
Some Other Race (NH) 1 0.06%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 66 4.19%
Hispanic or Latino 134 8.51%
Total 1,575

According to the 2020 United States census, there were 1,575 people, 628 households, and 422 families residing in the city. At the 2000 census, there were 1,856 people, 777 households and 512 families residing in the city.[2] The population density was 761.7 per square mile (293.7/km2). There were 856 housing units at an average density of 351.3 per square mile (135.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.10% White, 19.99% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.15% of the population.

There were 777 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

28.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.

The median household income was $21,603 and the median family income was $28,333. Males had a median income of $27,813 and females $15,966. The per capita income was $14,009. About 20.2% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Hughes Springs is served by the Hughes Springs Independent School District and is home to the Hughes Springs High School Mustangs. The Mustang baseball team has been ranked in the national top 100, and several Mustang baseball players have gone on to play college baseball as well as college football and basketball.

Events[edit]

The city was host to the area's Passion Play.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  4. ^ "Geography Profile: Hughes springs city, Texas". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  5. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". apps.dat.noaa.gov. Retrieved November 4, 2022.
  6. ^ "NWS Damage Survey for 11/04/22 Tornado Event - Update #7". Iowa Environmental Mesonet. National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana. November 14, 2022. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Hughes Springs city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  12. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  13. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  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.[12][13]

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