Seven Points, Texas

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Seven Points, Texas
Location of Seven Points, Texas
Location of Seven Points, Texas
Henderson County SevenPoints.svg
Coordinates: 32°19′59″N 96°12′47″W / 32.33306°N 96.21306°W / 32.33306; -96.21306Coordinates: 32°19′59″N 96°12′47″W / 32.33306°N 96.21306°W / 32.33306; -96.21306
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesHenderson, Kaufman
Area
 • Total2.76 sq mi (7.16 km2)
 • Land2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
384 ft (117 m)
Population
 • Total1,455
 • Density529/sq mi (204.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75143
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-66908[1]
GNIS feature ID1379057[2]
Websitewww.sevenpointstx.com

Seven Points is a city in Henderson and Kaufman counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,455 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 1,145 at the 2000 census.

The city is named for an intersection where seven roads converge. These are not Old West wagon trails, however; the town did not exist until nearby Cedar Creek Reservoir was built in the 1960s, and was not incorporated until the 1970s. The seven roads consist of two state highways (three directions), a farm-to-market road, and three county roads.

Geography[edit]

Seven Points is located in northwestern Henderson County at 32°19′59″N 96°12′47″W / 32.33306°N 96.21306°W / 32.33306; -96.21306 (32.333044, -96.212939).[4] A small part of the city extends north along Seven Points Road (Texas State Highway 274) into Kaufman County. Highway 274 leads north 9 miles (14 km) to Kemp and southeast 14 miles (23 km) to Trinidad. Texas State Highway 334 (East Cedar Creek Parkway) leads east from Seven Points across Cedar Creek Reservoir 4 miles (6 km) to Gun Barrel City. Athens, the Henderson county seat, is 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Seven Points.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.42%, are water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970186
1980647247.8%
199072311.7%
20001,14558.4%
20101,45527.1%
Est. 20161,460[5]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,145 people, 455 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 460.0 people per square mile (177.5/km²). There were 550 housing units at an average density of 220.9/sq mi (85.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.11% White, 0.61% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 2.53% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.03% of the population.

There were 455 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $29,821. Males had a median income of $27,614 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,995. About 17.5% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Kemp Independent School District serves most of Seven Points, although portions of the city lie within the Mabank Independent School District.

Revenue through traffic citations[edit]

In the fiscal year September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011 Seven Points raised $521,995 from traffic citations. Seven Points made 43% more than Gun Barrel City in fines, although Gun Barrel City has 75% more people.

Below is a chart with a four-year history of fines collected by Seven Points and three surrounding cities:[7][8][9][10][11]

City Population 2008 2009 2010 2011
Seven Points, TX 1,455 $168,411 $265,215 $387,000 $521,995
Gun Barrel City, TX 5,672 $502,595 $384,586 $364,703 $298,633
Ennis, TX 18,513 $702,949 $807,642 $830,008 $636,938
Kaufman, TX 6,703 $259,406 $298,217 $322,656 $307,800

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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Seven Points city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.courts.state.tx.us/pubs/AR2011/mn/3-mn-summary-by-city.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.courts.state.tx.us/pubs/AR2010/mn/3-mn-summary-by-city.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.courts.state.tx.us/pubs/AR2009/mn/3-mn-summary-by-city-fy09.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.txcourts.gov/pubs/AR2008/mn/3-mn-summary-by-city-fy08.pdf
  11. ^ https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/popcity12010.html

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