Rotan, Texas

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Rotan, Texas
Rotan, Texas
Rotan, Texas
Rotan is located in Texas
Rotan
Rotan
Rotan is located in the United States
Rotan
Rotan
Coordinates: 32°51′19″N 100°27′54″W / 32.85528°N 100.46500°W / 32.85528; -100.46500Coordinates: 32°51′19″N 100°27′54″W / 32.85528°N 100.46500°W / 32.85528; -100.46500
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyFisher
Area
 • Total2.02 sq mi (5.24 km2)
 • Land2.02 sq mi (5.24 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,949 ft (594 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,508
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,438
 • Density710.83/sq mi (274.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79546
Area code325
FIPS code48-63464[3]
GNIS feature ID1345626[4]

Rotan is a city in Fisher County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,508 at the 2010 census,[5] down from 1,611 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Texas State Highway 70 passes through the city, leading north 34 miles (55 km) to Jayton and south 9 miles (14 km) to Roby, the Fisher County seat, and 30 miles (48 km) to Sweetwater and Interstate 20. Texas State Highway 92 leads east from Rotan 20 miles (32 km) to Hamlin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Rotan has a total area of 2.0 mi2 (5.2 km2), all of it land.[5]

Climate[edit]

Rotan's climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions. The Köppen climate classification subtype for this climate is BSh (tropical and subtropical steppe climate).[6]

Climate data for Rotan, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
17
(62)
22
(71)
27
(80)
31
(87)
34
(93)
36
(96)
35
(95)
31
(87)
26
(79)
19
(67)
14
(58)
26
(78)
Average low °C (°F) −1
(31)
1
(34)
5
(41)
10
(50)
16
(60)
19
(67)
22
(71)
21
(69)
17
(63)
11
(52)
5
(41)
0
(32)
11
(51)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
33
(1.3)
33
(1.3)
48
(1.9)
91
(3.6)
69
(2.7)
53
(2.1)
71
(2.8)
79
(3.1)
61
(2.4)
33
(1.3)
28
(1.1)
620
(24.3)
Source: Weatherbase [7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19101,126
19201,000−11.2%
19301,63263.2%
19402,02924.3%
19503,16355.9%
19602,788−11.9%
19702,404−13.8%
19802,284−5.0%
19901,913−16.2%
20001,611−15.8%
20101,508−6.4%
2019 (est.)1,438[2]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Rotan racial composition[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 667 50.08%
Black or African American (NH) 73 5.48%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 8 0.6%
Asian (NH) 9 0.68%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.08%
Some Other Race (NH) 3 0.23%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 26 1.95%
Hispanic or Latino 545 40.92%
Total 1,332

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,332 people, 594 households, and 364 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, 1,611 people, 665 households, and 442 families resided in the city. The population density was 791.3 people per square mile (304.9/km2). The 841 housing units averaged 413.1 per square mile (159.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.44% White, 5.59% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 19.49% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 32.90% of the population.

Of the 665 households, 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were not families; 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city, the population was distributed as 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,638, and for a family was $29,038. Males had a median income of $25,688 versus $17,045 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,097. About 16.6% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.0% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Rotan Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rotan city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 25, 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Rotan, Texas
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ Goldstein, Richard. - "Sammy Baugh, N.F.L. Great, Dies at 94". - New York Times. - December 17, 2008.
  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.[10][11]