Rotan, Texas

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Rotan, Texas
City
Rotan, Texas
Rotan, Texas
Rotan is located in Texas
Rotan
Rotan
Rotan is located in the US
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
Country United States
State Texas
County Fisher
Area
 • Total 2.02 sq mi (5.24 km2)
 • Land 2.02 sq mi (5.24 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,949 ft (594 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,508
 • Density 746/sq mi (287.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79546
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-63464[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345626[2]

Rotan (/rˈtæn/; roh-TAN) is a city in Fisher County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,508 at the 2010 census,[3] 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 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,126
1920 1,000 −11.2%
1930 1,632 63.2%
1940 2,029 24.3%
1950 3,163 55.9%
1960 2,788 −11.9%
1970 2,404 −13.8%
1980 2,284 −5.0%
1990 1,913 −16.2%
2000 1,611 −15.8%
2010 1,508 −6.4%
Est. 2015 1,442 [4] −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,611 people, 665 households, and 442 families residing in the city. The population density was 791.3 people per square mile (304.9/km²). There were 841 housing units at an average density of 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.90% of the population.

There were 665 households out of which 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 non-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 spread out with 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 the median income 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.

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)
617
(24.3)
Source: Weatherbase [7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rotan city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  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. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Rotan, Texas
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 14, 2013.
  8. ^ Goldstein, Richard. - "Sammy Baugh, N.F.L. Great, Dies at 94". - New York Times. - December 17, 2008.

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