Penelope, Texas

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Penelope, Texas
Town
Downtown Penelope
Downtown Penelope
Location of Penelope, Texas
Location of Penelope, Texas
Hill County Penelope.svg
Coordinates: 31°51′34″N 96°55′39″W / 31.85944°N 96.92750°W / 31.85944; -96.92750Coordinates: 31°51′34″N 96°55′39″W / 31.85944°N 96.92750°W / 31.85944; -96.92750
Country United States
State Texas
County Hill
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 568 ft (173 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 211
 • Density 206.6/sq mi (79.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76676
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-56672[1]
GNIS feature ID 1343826[2]

Penelope is a town in Hill County in Central Texas. The population was 198 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Penelope is located at 31°51′34″N 96°55′39″W / 31.85944°N 96.92750°W / 31.85944; -96.92750 (31.859320, -96.927403).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 211
1940 240 13.7%
1950 243 1.3%
1960 226 −7.0%
1970 212 −6.2%
1980 235 10.8%
1990 210 −10.6%
2000 211 0.5%
2010 198 −6.2%
Est. 2015 197 [4] −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 211 people, 84 households, and 53 families resided in the town. The population density was 206.6 people per square mile (79.9/km²). The 102 housing units averaged 99.9 per square mile (38.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.67% White, 6.16% African American, 13.74% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 25.59% of the population.

Of the 84 households, 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were not families. About 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town, the population was distributed as 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,667, and for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $24,286 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,739. About 3.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under the age of 18 and 40.0% of those 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Town of Penelope is served by the Penelope Independent School District and home to the Penelope High School Wolverines.

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