Millican, Texas

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Millican, Texas
Unincorporated area
(Former municipality)
Millican post office
Millican post office
Location of Millican, Texas
Location of Millican, Texas
Brazos County Millican.svg
Coordinates: 30°27′59″N 96°12′10″W / 30.46639°N 96.20278°W / 30.46639; -96.20278Coordinates: 30°27′59″N 96°12′10″W / 30.46639°N 96.20278°W / 30.46639; -96.20278
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBrazos
Area
 • Total4.0 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land4.0 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
312 ft (95 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total240
 • Density60/sq mi (23.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77866
Area code979
FIPS code48-48516[1]
GNIS feature ID1362920[2]

Millican is an unincorporated area and former municipality in Brazos County, Texas, United States. The population was 240 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 108 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bryan–College Station metropolitan area. Millican is named after Robert Millican, the first white settler of the region that would come to be known as Brazos County.

History[edit]

The community was formerly an incorporated municipality. A letter sent to Greg Abbott, then the Texas Attorney General, from the Brazos County Attorney, Jim Kuboviak, stated that an either an election of 1866 or a "special act" law passed by the Texas Legislature had incorporated Millican as a municipality, and that the community had one person serving as mayor.[4] However, after 1871, no municipal government officials had ever taken office, neither via appointment nor via being voted into power.[5] By 2006 there was no collection of taxation for any municipal services, and Brazos County officials wanted Abbott to determine if Millican's incorporation was still in effect. This would determine whether the county could make decisions with providing services to Millican.[4] A lawyer that Brazos County used as a consultant had stated that she could not find proof that the municipality ever dissolved.[5]

In November 2006 the Office of the Texas Attorney General made a ruling stating that Millican was not an incorporated municipality due to a law that was enacted in 1897 stating that a city which had no executive officials in a period of at least 10 years would automatically dissolve; this law was in effect until 1925, and so Millican would have dissolved automatically. The determination allowed a land developer to move forward with a project as there was no city council to deal with.[5]

Geography[edit]

Millican is located in southern Brazos County at 30°27′59″N 96°12′10″W / 30.466433°N 96.202798°W / 30.466433; -96.202798.[6] It is 14 miles (23 km) southeast of the city of College Station.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Millican has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.11%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000108
2010240122.2%
2019 (est.)243[7]1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 108 people, 41 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.9 people per square mile (10.4/km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 12.2 per square mile (4.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.44% White, 1.85% African American, 1.85% Asian, 1.85% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 41 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% 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 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $14,643, and the median income for a family was $20,114. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $56,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,821. There were no families living or children below the poverty line, however, 6.0% of the population was living below the poverty line including 16.3% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Millican is served by the Navasota Independent School District.[9] Navasota High School is the district's comprehensive high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Millican town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "RQ-0465-GA File #ML-44644-06 I.D.# 44644 re: Request for Attorney General Opinion" (PDF). Attorney General of Texas. Retrieved 2022-10-15.
  5. ^ a b c Kapitan, Greg (2006-12-06). "Millican community is not a city after all". The Eagle. Retrieved 2022-10-15.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Brazos County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-10-15. - Millican does not appear in the 2020 map