West Tawakoni, Texas

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West Tawakoni, Texas
City
West Tawakoni City Park
West Tawakoni City Park
Nickname(s): "Catfish Capital of Texas"[1]
Location of West Tawakoni, Texas
Location of West Tawakoni, Texas
Hunt County WestTawakoni.svg
Coordinates: 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.90250°N 96.02444°W / 32.90250; -96.02444Coordinates: 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.90250°N 96.02444°W / 32.90250; -96.02444
Country United States
State Texas
County Hunt
Area
 • Total 2.21 sq mi (5.73 km2)
 • Land 2.20 sq mi (5.69 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,576
 • Density 717/sq mi (276.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 75474
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-77896[2]
GNIS feature ID 1349816[3]
Website www.cityofwesttawakoni.com

West Tawakoni is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,576 at the 2010 census,[4] and the estimated population in 2016 was 1,852.[5] West Tawakoni is located on the west side of Lake Tawakoni, while its twin city East Tawakoni is located on the east side of the lake in Rains County.

Geography[edit]

West Tawakoni is located in southeastern Hunt County at 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.90250°N 96.02444°W / 32.90250; -96.02444 (32.902544, -96.024452).[6] It is bordered on three sides by Lake Tawakoni, a reservoir on the Sabine River. To the north is the lake's Caddo Inlet, to the south are Waco Bay and Kitsee Inlet, and to the east is the main body of the lake. Texas State Highway 276 passes through the northern part of the city, leading east across the lake 6 miles (10 km) to East Tawakoni and west the same distance to Quinlan. Greenville, the Hunt county seat, is 22 miles (35 km) to the north via Highway 276 and Highway 34, while downtown Dallas is 48 miles (77 km) to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, West Tawakoni has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.67%, are water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970465
198084080.6%
199093211.0%
20001,46256.9%
20101,5767.8%
Est. 20161,852[5]17.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,462 people, 600 households, and 384 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.9 people per square mile (268.8/km²). There were 759 housing units at an average density of 361.8 per square mile (139.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.30% White, 0.07% African American, 2.39% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 1.85% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.

There were 600 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,481, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $18,839 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,293. About 14.3% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

West Tawakoni is served by the Quinlan Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The City of West Tawakoni". City of West Tawakoni. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): West Tawakoni city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. 

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