Sanger, Texas

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Sanger, Texas
Sanger Texas (1 of 1).jpg
Location of Sanger in Denton County, Texas
Location of Sanger in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°21′47″N 97°10′34″W / 33.36306°N 97.17611°W / 33.36306; -97.17611Coordinates: 33°21′47″N 97°10′34″W / 33.36306°N 97.17611°W / 33.36306; -97.17611
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • MayorThomas Muir
 • City ManagerAlina Ciocan
 • Total11.81 sq mi (30.59 km2)
 • Land11.76 sq mi (30.46 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
676 ft (206 m)
 • Total8,839
 • Density742.58/sq mi (286.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code940
FIPS code48-65408[2]
GNIS feature ID1367736[3]

Sanger is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,916 at the 2010 census,[4] and 8,839 at the 2020 census.


Sanger is located at 33°21′47″N 97°10′34″W / 33.36306°N 97.17611°W / 33.36306; -97.17611 (33.363068, –97.176212).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.3 km2), of which 10.9 square miles (28.2 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.45%, is water.[6]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sanger has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Sanger racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 6,029 68.21%
Black or African American (NH) 321 3.63%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 49 0.55%
Asian (NH) 80 0.91%
Pacific Islander (NH) 4 0.05%
Some Other Race (NH) 54 0.61%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 453 5.13%
Hispanic or Latino 1,849 20.92%
Total 8,839

The population in 1980 was 2,574, an increase of 60.6% since 1970. In 1990, the population was 3,508, and the city's population in 2010 was 6,916. During the publication of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,839 people, 2,842 households, and 2,055 families residing in the city.


In 2022 the community did not have its own grocery store. It previously did, but after it closed, Sanger Independent School District created a charity grocery store for its own students.[12]


Public education in Sanger is run under the Sanger Independent School District (SISD), an independent government. The superintendent of the Sanger Public schools is Dr. Sandra McCoy-Jackson. There are eight different schools in Sanger, Texas. They are Sanger High School, Linda Tutt High School, Sanger Middle School, Sanger 6th Grade Campus, Clear Creek Intermediate School, Butterfield Elementary School, Chisholm Trail Elementary, and Tenderfoot Child Development Center. The new facilities in the Sanger Independent School district are one of the high schools and the new elementary school. The City of Sanger considers the school district a partner of the cities and they work very closely with one another. Sanger ISD has recently introduced a district wide initiative to integrate instructional technology with effective teaching practices. They currently have a 1:1 student technology lending program for grades 8–12 and have increased available technology in all grades across the district.

In 2022 about 20% of the residents in the town had a bachelor's degree.[12]


In 2022 the majority of residents supported the Republican Party.[12]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Sanger 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): Sanger city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Sanger, Texas
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  10. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ a b c Stuckey, Alex; Lamm, Stephanie (2022-04-11). "This Texas school district takes in kids facing the biggest mental health challenges — and saves lives". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2022-08-01. - See article at PressReader
  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]

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