Post Oak Bend City, Texas

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Post Oak Bend City, Texas
Location of Post Oak Bend City in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Post Oak Bend City in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°37′56″N 96°18′49″W / 32.63222°N 96.31361°W / 32.63222; -96.31361Coordinates: 32°37′56″N 96°18′49″W / 32.63222°N 96.31361°W / 32.63222; -96.31361
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyKaufman
Government
 • TypeMayor - 5 Councilmembers
 • MayorAlison Novak
Area
 • Total2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Land2.04 sq mi (5.30 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
440 ft (134 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total595
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
587
 • Density287.04/sq mi (110.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-59066[3]
GNIS feature ID1699808[4]
Websitewww.postoakbend.org

Post Oak Bend City is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. The population was 595 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 404 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Post Oak Bend City is located in central Kaufman County at 32°37′56″N 96°18′49″W / 32.63222°N 96.31361°W / 32.63222; -96.31361 (32.632202, –96.313518).[6] It is 3 miles (5 km) north of Kaufman, the county seat, and 9 miles (14 km) south of Terrell.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2), of which 2.4 acres (9,592 m2), or 0.18%, are water.[5]

Government[edit]

Post Oak Bend is an incorporated Type-A General Law city. The city council consists of a Mayor and 5 councilmembers who serve 2 year terms on a volunteer basis. The city has no full-time employees. There is currently no property tax assessed by the city. There are ordinances which govern zoning, building codes, utility franchising, etc. The city was incorporated in 1979, primarily to prevent annexation by surrounding communities.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980266
1990264−0.8%
200040453.0%
201059547.3%
2019 (est.)587[2]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Post Oak Bend City racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 550 80.53%
Black or African American (NH) 13 1.9%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 8 1.17%
Asian (NH) 7 1.02%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.15%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 27 3.95%
Hispanic or Latino 77 11.27%
Total 683

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 683 people, 174 households, and 138 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 404 people, 138 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population density was 196.6 people per square mile (76.1/km2). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 70.6 per square mile (27.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.11% White, 0.99% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.97% Asian, 3.22% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.90% of the population.

There were 138 households, out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $56,875, and the median income for a family was $59,583. Males had a median income of $46,786 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,591. About 6.9% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Post Oak Bend City is served by Kaufman Independent School District. The Kaufman ISD schools are in the city of Kaufman.

History[edit]

The community now known as Post Oak Bend has existed since about 1886 when the first schoolhouse was erected to serve the scattered farming families in the area.  Roads were primitive in those days and small schools were often constructed in locations that were convenient to local families. The school was named Post Oak Bend School due to the abundance of post oak trees in the area.  The origin of the word “bend” in the name is unclear.  Some have suggested it refers to one of the many bends in nearby Kings Creek.  Others think that it may have come from a sweeping curve in the railroad that once passed through the area, however this is unlikely since the name is thought to pre-date the construction of the railroad. The original school was replaced in 1909 on land donated by J. C. Rogers.[11]  The exact locations of the first two school buildings have been lost to history.  A third schoolhouse was built in 1930 at the intersection of County Road 279 and Post Oak Bend Road. This school was utilized until the consolidation with the Kaufman School District in 1947.

There are two cemeteries in the area, both located on County Road 279.  The oldest known grave in the Post Oak Bend Cemetery (sometimes referred to as Cartwright Cemetery) is dated January 24, 1897.  The last known interment was in 1958.  The Lone Star Cemetery lies on the grounds of the Lone Star Baptist Church and contains burial sites from between 1923 and 2017.

Public Safety[edit]

Law enforcement protection is provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office and the Kaufman County Precinct 1 Constable's Office. Fire protection is provided by the Kaufman Emergency Services District #1 (Kaufman Fire Department). EMS/Ambulance services are provided by CareFlight Ambulance Service which contracts to Kaufman County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Post Oak Bend City town, Texas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "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. ^ "TSHA | Post Oak Bend, TX". www.tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  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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