Pecan Plantation, Texas

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Pecan Plantation, Texas
Hood County PecanPlantation.svg
Coordinates: 32°21′43″N 97°39′50″W / 32.36194°N 97.66389°W / 32.36194; -97.66389Coordinates: 32°21′43″N 97°39′50″W / 32.36194°N 97.66389°W / 32.36194; -97.66389
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesHood, Johnson
Area
 • Total7.6 sq mi (19.8 km2)
 • Land7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation
719 ft (219 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,294
 • Density713/sq mi (275.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-56498[1]
GNIS feature ID1852750[2]

Pecan Plantation is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Hood County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,294 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 3,544 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Granbury, Texas Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Pecan Plantation is located in southeastern Hood County at 32°21′43″N 97°39′50″W / 32.36194°N 97.66389°W / 32.36194; -97.66389 (32.361996, -97.663991).[4] A small portion of the CDP extends east into Johnson County. The CDP occupies De Cordova Bend on the west side of the Brazos River, downstream from Lake Granbury. The dam for the reservoir impounds the Brazos at the northwest corner of the CDP. The community is 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Granbury, the Hood county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.8 km2), of which 7.4 square miles (19.2 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), or 2.87%, are water.[3]

History[edit]

Pecan Plantation features a 2,200-acre (890 ha) development that evolved around a two-runway cropdusting airstrip. The development retained the runways, allowing airpark homes with access to the runways.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,544 people, 1,475 households, and 1,299 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 506.8 people per square mile (195.8/km²). There were 1,568 housing units at an average density of 224.2/sq mi (86.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.11% White, 0.17% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.

There were 1,475 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.7% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.9% were non-families. 10.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.55.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 17.7% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $75,145, and the median income for a family was $77,752. Males had a median income of $68,036 versus $37,188 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $38,968. About 1.1% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Pecan Plantation is served by the Granbury Independent School District. The schools being Mambrino School, Acton Middle School, and Granbury 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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Pecan Plantation CDP, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Amy Loboda (January 2015). "living with the love of your life". AOPA Pilot: 71.