Novice, Texas

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Novice, Texas
City
Location of Novice, Texas
Location of Novice, Texas
Coleman County Novice.svg
Coordinates: 31°59′19″N 99°37′31″W / 31.98861°N 99.62528°W / 31.98861; -99.62528Coordinates: 31°59′19″N 99°37′31″W / 31.98861°N 99.62528°W / 31.98861; -99.62528
Country United States
State Texas
County Coleman
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,988 ft (606 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 139
 • Density 289/sq mi (111.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79538
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-52668[1]
GNIS feature ID 1375223[2]

Novice is a city in Coleman County, Texas, United States. The population was 139 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Novice is located in northwestern Coleman County at 31°59′19″N 99°37′31″W / 31.98861°N 99.62528°W / 31.98861; -99.62528 (31.988664, -99.625334).[4] U.S. Route 84 passes 2 miles (3 km) to the northeast of town, leading 17 miles (27 km) southeast to Coleman, the county seat, and 35 miles (56 km) north to Abilene.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Novice has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 252
1960 227 −9.9%
1970 191 −15.9%
1980 201 5.2%
1990 183 −9.0%
2000 142 −22.4%
2010 139 −2.1%
Est. 2016 132 [5] −5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 142 people, 57 households, and 40 families residing in the city. The population density was 314.2 people per square mile (121.8/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 143.8/sq mi (55.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.59% White, 0.70% Native American, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.63% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $32,000. Males had a median income of $22,250 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,766. There were 14.3% of families and 19.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 26.5% of under eighteens and 11.1% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

The city was served by the Novice Independent School District until June 2012. In the summer of 2012, Novice ISD board members voted to consolidate with a neighboring school district, but the exact plans had yet to be decided.[7]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Novice city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ Novice ISD Closing http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/jun/30/novice-isd-closing-better-with-coleman-or-jim/