Pilot Point, Texas

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Pilot Point, Texas
Pilot Point Commercial Historic District
Pilot Point Commercial Historic District
Motto: 
Pointing the way since 1845
Location of Pilot Point in Denton County, Texas
Location of Pilot Point in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°23′47″N 96°57′31″W / 33.39639°N 96.95861°W / 33.39639; -96.95861Coordinates: 33°23′47″N 96°57′31″W / 33.39639°N 96.95861°W / 33.39639; -96.95861
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyDenton
Area
 • Total4.35 sq mi (11.27 km2)
 • Land4.35 sq mi (11.26 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation696 ft (212 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,381
 • Density1,040.71/sq mi (401.78/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76258
Area code940
FIPS code48-57476[3]
GNIS feature ID2411421[2]
Websitewww.cityofpilotpoint.org

Pilot Point is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. Its population was 3,856 at the 2010 census,[4] increasing to 4,381 at the 2020 census.

Geography[edit]

Pilot Point is located at 33°23′47″N 96°57′31″W / 33.39639°N 96.95861°W / 33.39639; -96.95861 (33.396350, –96.958719).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), all of it land.[6]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Pilot Point has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880790
18901,09038.0%
19101,371
19201,4999.3%
19301,108−26.1%
19401,1221.3%
19501,1764.8%
19601,2546.6%
19701,66332.6%
19802,21133.0%
19902,53814.8%
20003,53839.4%
20103,8569.0%
20204,38113.6%
Pilot Point racial composition as of 2020[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,396 54.69%
Black or African American (NH) 134 3.06%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 40 0.91%
Asian (NH) 17 0.39%
Pacific Islander (NH) 7 0.16%
Some Other Race (NH) 7 0.16%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 283 6.46%
Hispanic or Latino 1,497 34.17%
Total 4,381

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,381 people, 1,591 households, and 901 families residing in the city.[8]

Government[edit]

The city is governed by an elected council. A separately elected mayor presides over the governing body and also may cast a vote on matters before the council. The city does not currently have a mayor, following Mayor McIlravy's arrest on June 21, 2022, although the Mayor Pro Tempore will be sworn in as mayor soon.[11] Council members and the mayor serve without any compensation pursuant to a Home Rule Charter that was approved by voters in 2009. An appointed city manager oversees daily operations of various city services and functions. Elections each May determine occupants of alternating seats on the council and the mayor is elected biannually.

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Pilot Point Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pilot Point, Texas
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Pilot Point city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pilot Point city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Pilot Point, Texas
  8. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Pilot Point Mayor Arrested on Charge of Soliciting a Minor". NBC DFW. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  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.[9][10]

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