Lorenzo, Texas

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Lorenzo, Texas
A mural in Lorenzo
A mural in Lorenzo
Location of Lorenzo, Texas
Location of Lorenzo, Texas
Crosby County Lorenzo.svg
Coordinates: 33°40′18″N 101°32′10″W / 33.67167°N 101.53611°W / 33.67167; -101.53611Coordinates: 33°40′18″N 101°32′10″W / 33.67167°N 101.53611°W / 33.67167; -101.53611
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCrosby
Incorporated (city)2 April 1924
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorRhonda Cypert
Area
 • Total0.95 sq mi (2.47 km2)
 • Land0.95 sq mi (2.47 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,166 ft (965 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,147
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,138
 • Density1,192.87/sq mi (460.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79343
Area code806
FIPS code48-44032[3]
GNIS feature ID1361798[4]
Websitewww.cityoflorenzo.net

Lorenzo is a city in Crosby County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,147,[5] down from 1,372 in 2000. It is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Lorenzo is located in western Crosby County at 33°40′18″N 101°32′10″W / 33.67167°N 101.53611°W / 33.67167; -101.53611 (33.671618, –101.536233)[6] on U.S. Routes 62 and 82 and State Highways 114 and 378. It is 20 miles (32 km) east of Lubbock and 17 miles (27 km) west of Crosbyton, the Crosby County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lorenzo has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), all of it land.[5]

Economy[edit]

The local economy is supported by agriculture, with cotton being the most important crop. Wheat, soybeans, milo, and various other crops are also produced in the Lorenzo area.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930739
1940616−16.6%
195093952.4%
19601,18826.5%
19701,2061.5%
19801,39415.6%
19901,208−13.3%
20001,37213.6%
20101,147−16.4%
2019 (est.)1,138[2]−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Lorenzo racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 285 29.56%
Black or African American (NH) 39 4.05%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 14 1.45%
Hispanic or Latino 626 64.94%
Total 964

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 964 people, 346 households, and 254 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, 1,372 people, 472 households, and 353 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,329.3 people per square mile (514.3/km2). The 525 housing units averaged 508.7 per square mile (196.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 64.65% White, 6.63%African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 25.15% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 54.01% of the population.

Of the 472 households, 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were not families. About 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the city, the population was distributed as 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,438, and for a family was $31,429. Males had a median income of $23,646 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,606. About 25.9% of families and 35.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.4% of those under age 18 and 22.3% of those age 65 or over.

Water towers of Lorenzo

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Lorenzo Independent School District and is home to the Lorenzo High School Hornets.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Lorenzo has a semiarid climate, BSk on climate maps.[11]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lorenzo city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Lorenzo, Texas
  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.[9][10]

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