Point Blank, Texas

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Point Blank, Texas
City
Location of Point Blank, Texas
Location of Point Blank, Texas
SanJacinto County PointBlank.svg
Coordinates: 30°44′50″N 95°12′40″W / 30.74722°N 95.21111°W / 30.74722; -95.21111Coordinates: 30°44′50″N 95°12′40″W / 30.74722°N 95.21111°W / 30.74722; -95.21111
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 688
 • Density 310/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77364
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-58556[1]

Point Blank is a city in San Jacinto County, Texas, United States. The population was 688 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

An early French settler gave the community the name Blanc Point circa the 1850s, which was later changed to Point Blank.[2]

Geography[edit]

Point Blank is located at 30°44′50″N 95°12′40″W / 30.74722°N 95.21111°W / 30.74722; -95.21111 (30.747241, -95.211138)[3] along the banks of Lake Livingston.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (13.70%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 325
1990 443 36.3%
2000 559 26.2%
2010 688 23.1%
Est. 2015 717 [4] 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 559 people, 267 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 296.9 people per square mile (114.8/km²). There were 403 housing units at an average density of 214.1 per square mile (82.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.47% White, 13.95% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 1.07% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population.

There were 267 households out of which 13.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.48.

In the city, the population was spread out with 13.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 17.7% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 30.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $39,000 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,804. About 10.3% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 22.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Notable people[edit]

George Tyler Wood, second Governor of Texas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Point Blank, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.