Spofford, Texas

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Spofford, Texas
City
Kinney County Spofford.svg
Coordinates: 29°10′22″N 100°24′41″W / 29.17278°N 100.41139°W / 29.17278; -100.41139Coordinates: 29°10′22″N 100°24′41″W / 29.17278°N 100.41139°W / 29.17278; -100.41139
Country United States
State Texas
County Kinney
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 75
 • Density 298.8/sq mi (115.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-69560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1368916[2]

Spofford is a city in Kinney County, Texas, United States. The population was 75 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Spofford is located at 29°10′22″N 100°24′41″W / 29.17278°N 100.41139°W / 29.17278; -100.41139 (29.172681, -100.411388).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 246
1960 138 −43.9%
1970 69 −50.0%
1980 77 11.6%
1990 68 −11.7%
2000 75 10.3%
2010 95 26.7%
Est. 2016 94 [4] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 75 people, 24 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density was 298.8 people per square mile (115.8/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 151.4/sq mi (58.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.33% White, 18.67% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.00% of the population.

There were 24 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $39,583. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,485. There were 5.3% of families and 11.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 17.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

History[edit]

Spofford was named after C.K. Spofford who opened a hotel in town shortly after the railroad came through in 1882. The town grew around the hotel and they were granted a post office in 1884. By 1896 they had their first school and by 1900 they had 100 residents.

The Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad (later part of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and today part of the Union Pacific Railroad had chosen Spofford over Brackettville. At Spofford they laid a spur to Eagle Pass and the main line continued on to Langtry.

The population reached the high-water mark of 373 people in the mid-1940s. After the school consolidations in the 40s, Spofford's students were bussed to Brackettville. In 1961 the population was only 138 and it went as low as 54 people in the mid 70s.

Education[edit]

The City of Spofford is served by the Brackett Independent School District.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.