Meadow, Texas

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Meadow, Texas
Location of Meadow, Texas
Location of Meadow, Texas
Terry County Meadow.svg
Coordinates: 33°20′18″N 102°12′28″W / 33.33833°N 102.20778°W / 33.33833; -102.20778Coordinates: 33°20′18″N 102°12′28″W / 33.33833°N 102.20778°W / 33.33833; -102.20778
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyTerry
Area
 • Total1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
3,333 ft (1,016 m)
Population
 • Total593
 • Density370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79345
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-47316[1]
GNIS feature ID1362550[2]

Meadow is a town in Terry County, Texas, United States. The population was 593 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Meadow is located at 33°20′18″N 102°12′28″W / 33.33833°N 102.20778°W / 33.33833; -102.20778 (33.338336, -102.207772).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930324
194040825.9%
195049020.1%
1960484−1.2%
19704911.4%
198057116.3%
1990547−4.2%
200065820.3%
2010593−9.9%
Est. 2016596[4]0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 658 people, 213 households, and 177 families resided in the town. The population density was 411.3 people per square mile (158.8/km²). The 236 housing units averaged 147.5 per square mile (57.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.12% White, 0.15% African American, 1.22% Native American, 15.35% from other races, and 5.17% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 57.90% of the population.

Of the 213 households, 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were not families. About 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the town, the population was distributed as 33.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,250, and for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,803. About 15.7% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Meadow is served by the Meadow Independent School District and home to the Meadow High School Broncos.

Music[edit]

The Meadow Musical has been held every second Saturday in Meadow for the past 46 years.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

  • Shirley Hooper, Secretary of State of New Mexico, was born in Meadow.[6]
  • Sonny Curtis, early rock 'n roll pioneer and notable songwriter, was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 as a member of The Crickets, Buddy Holly's backup band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Shirley M. Garcia-Hooper-obituary