Toco, Texas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toco, Texas
Lamar County Toco.svg
Coordinates: 33°39′19″N 95°38′46″W / 33.65528°N 95.64611°W / 33.65528; -95.64611Coordinates: 33°39′19″N 95°38′46″W / 33.65528°N 95.64611°W / 33.65528; -95.64611
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyLamar
Area
 • Total0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
568 ft (173 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total91
 • Density540/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-73196[2]
GNIS feature ID1388611[3]

Toco is a city in Lamar County, Texas, United States. The population was 75 at the 2010 census,[4] and 91 in 2020.[5]

Geography[edit]

Toco is located in west-central Lamar County at 33°39′19″N 95°38′46″W / 33.65528°N 95.64611°W / 33.65528; -95.64611 (33.655250, –95.646152).[6] U.S. Route 82 forms the southern boundary of the community; it leads east 5 miles (8 km) to Paris, the county seat, and west 16 miles (26 km) to Honey Grove.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), of which 0.8 acres (3,304 m2), or 0.75%, are water.[1] The city's land drains east to the South Branch of Pine Creek, a northeast-flowing tributary of the Red River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980164
1990127−22.6%
200089−29.9%
201075−15.7%
20209121.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Toco racial composition as of 2020[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 14 15.38%
Black or African American (NH) 56 61.54%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 2 2.2%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 6 6.59%
Hispanic or Latino 13 14.29%
Total 91

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 91 people, 40 households, and 28 families residing in the city. As of the census of 2000, there were 89 people, 34 households, and 26 families residing in the city.[2] The population density was 523.7 people per square mile (202.1/km2). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 205.9 per square mile (79.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 17.98% White, 76.40% African American, 2.25% Native American, 2.25% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.

There were 34 households, out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $18,333. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,099. There were 50.0% of families and 56.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 83.3% of under eighteens and 23.1% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Chisum Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Toco city, Texas". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "Geography Profile: Toco city, Texas". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ Toco, Texas, Mayor dances into lead
  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.[9][10]