Tye, Texas

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Tye, Texas
City
The City of Tye, Texas
Motto(s): Where It All Comes Together! [1]
Location of Tye, Texas
Location of Tye, Texas
Taylor County Tye.svg
Coordinates: 32°27′12″N 99°52′1″W / 32.45333°N 99.86694°W / 32.45333; -99.86694Coordinates: 32°27′12″N 99°52′1″W / 32.45333°N 99.86694°W / 32.45333; -99.86694
Country United States
State Texas
County Taylor
Government
 • Mayor Roy Votaw
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,795 ft (547 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,242
 • Density 260/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79563
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-74132[2]
GNIS feature ID 1348997[3]

Tye is a city in Taylor County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,242 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Tye is located at 32°27′12″N 99°52′1″W / 32.45333°N 99.86694°W / 32.45333; -99.86694 (32.453324, -99.866993).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), all land.

City History[edit]

About 1900 the T & P Railroad held a contest to select a name for one of the communities along its route. The town name chosen was Tye. It is in honor of John P. Tye, a Methodist minister who happened to be the first postmaster of the town. Before 1900 the town name had been Hinds.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tye has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960521
197085764.5%
19801,39462.7%
19901,088−22.0%
20001,1586.4%
20101,2427.3%
Est. 20161,258[7]1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,158 people, 426 households, and 316 families residing in the city. The population density was 248.3 people per square mile (95.9/km²). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 124.8/sq mi (48.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.67% White, 1.81% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 5.27% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.40% of the population.

There were 426 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,568, and the median income for a family was $31,719. Males had a median income of $25,263 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,508. About 23.2% of families and 26.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.6% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Tye is served by the Merkel Independent School District.

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