Moulton, Texas

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Moulton, Texas
Town
Moultan, Texas
Moultan, Texas
Location of Moulton, Texas
Location of Moulton, Texas
Lavaca County Moulton.svg
Coordinates: 29°34′26″N 97°8′47″W / 29.57389°N 97.14639°W / 29.57389; -97.14639Coordinates: 29°34′26″N 97°8′47″W / 29.57389°N 97.14639°W / 29.57389; -97.14639
Country United States
State Texas
County Lavaca
Government
 • City Council Mayor Ervin Patek
Travis Hill
Mark Zimmerman
Donald Wagner
Kelley Moeller
Diane Rothbauer
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 944
 • Density 1,147.2/sq mi (443.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77975
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-49560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1342001[2]

Moulton is a town in Lavaca County, Texas, United States. The population was 944 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Moulton is located at 29°34′26″N 97°8′47″W / 29.57389°N 97.14639°W / 29.57389; -97.14639 (29.573903, -97.146254).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 109
1890 231 111.9%
1940 643
1950 692 7.6%
1960 646 −6.6%
1970 968 49.8%
1980 1,009 4.2%
1990 923 −8.5%
2000 944 2.3%
2010 886 −6.1%
Est. 2015 907 [4] 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 944 people, 383 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,147.2 people per square mile (444.5/km²). There were 451 housing units at an average density of 548.1 per square mile (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.87% White, 0.74% African American, 0.11% Asian, 2.33% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.14% of the population.

There were 383 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,865, and the median income for a family was $34,688. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $18,971 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,284. About 7.7% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Moulton is served by the Moulton Independent School District.

Media and journalism[edit]

Area newspapers[edit]

  • The Moulton Eagle

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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.