Nevada, Texas

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Nevada, Texas
Nevada City Hall
Nevada City Hall
Location of Nevada in Collin County, Texas
Location of Nevada in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°2′36″N 96°22′23″W / 33.04333°N 96.37306°W / 33.04333; -96.37306Coordinates: 33°2′36″N 96°22′23″W / 33.04333°N 96.37306°W / 33.04333; -96.37306
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCollin
Area
 • Total2.40 sq mi (6.21 km2)
 • Land2.39 sq mi (6.18 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
643 ft (196 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total822
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,257
 • Density526.82/sq mi (203.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75173
Area code(s)972
FIPS code48-50760[3]
GNIS feature ID1375113[4]
Websitecityofnevadatx.org

Nevada (/nəˈvdə/ nə-VAY-də, unlike the state of Nevada) is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 822 at the 2010 census,[5] and 1,314 in 2020.[6] First settled in 1835 by John McMinn Stambaugh and named "McMinn Chapel", the area was settled by Granville Stinebaugh, who named it after the Nevada Territory. Nevada enjoyed some prosperity after becoming a stop on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, and the town incorporated in 1889.

On 9 May 1927, a half-mile-wide F4 tornado ripped through Nevada, leaving 19 dead, 100 injured, and property damage exceeding $650,000.[7] The town had a difficult recovery; citizens voted to unincorporate, and placed the restoration of the community in the hands of the Collin County authorities. However, the growing mechanisation involved in agriculture, along with the Great Depression, caused the town to fall into stagnation. The railroad later removed its tracks from the area.

Recent growth in Collin County during the last 25 years has moderately improved life in Nevada. The population has again reached the heights of 1927, and the town reincorporated in 1988.

Geography[edit]

Nevada is located in southeastern Collin County at 33°02′36″N 96°22′23″W / 33.043247°N 96.373165°W / 33.043247; -96.373165.[8] It is 4 miles (6 km) east of Lavon and 4 miles west of Josephine. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Garland and 36 miles (58 km) northeast of downtown Dallas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Nevada has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.52%, is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890247
190035644.1%
191051043.3%
192057813.3%
1930386−33.2%
1990456
200056323.5%
201082246.0%
2019 (est.)1,257[2]52.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Nevada racial composition[6]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,020 77.63%
Black or African American (NH) 35 2.66%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 11 0.84%
Asian (NH) 14 1.07%
Pacific Islander (NH) 3 0.23%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.15%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 45 3.42%
Hispanic or Latino 184 14.0%
Total 1,314

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,314 people, 295 households, and 252 families residing in the city.[6]

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Community Independent School District.

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. ^ "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): Nevada city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  7. ^ Gazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, Vermont: Environmental Films. p. 809. ISBN 1-879362-03-1.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "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.[10][11]

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