Wolfe City, Texas

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Wolfe City, Texas
Main Street in October 2015
Main Street in October 2015
Motto(s): 
Caring Folk, Industry, Country Living.
Location of Wolfe City, Texas
Location of Wolfe City, Texas
Hunt County WolfeCity.svg
Coordinates: 33°22′5″N 96°4′14″W / 33.36806°N 96.07056°W / 33.36806; -96.07056Coordinates: 33°22′5″N 96°4′14″W / 33.36806°N 96.07056°W / 33.36806; -96.07056
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyHunt
Incorporated1887 [1]
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorSharion Scott
 • City CouncilDaniel Dean
Cory McElwrath
Jamie Moore
Deana Williams
 • Chief of PoliceMatthew Martin
 • Fire ChiefGene Dawson
Area
 • Total1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Land1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
692 ft (211 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,412
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,480
 • Density1,317.90/sq mi (508.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75496
Area code903
FIPS code48-79948[5]
GNIS feature ID1376856[6]
Websitewolfecitytx.org

Wolfe City is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States, located at the intersection of State Highways 34 and 11. It is 17 miles (27 km) north of Greenville in north-central Hunt County, and was settled in the 1860s or 1870s, when J. Pinckney Wolfe built a mill near the banks of Oyster Creek. The population was 1,412 at the 2010 census,[7] down from 1,566 at the 2000 census.[8]

Geography[edit]

Wolfe City is located near the northern border of Hunt County at 33°22′05″N 96°04′14″W / 33.367996°N 96.070430°W / 33.367996; -96.070430 (33.367996, –96.070430).[9] State Highway 34 runs through the center of town as Santa Fe Street, leading northeast 21 miles (34 km) to Honey Grove and south 17 miles (27 km) to Greenville, the Hunt County seat. State Highway 11 crosses Highway 34 in the northern part of Wolfe City, and runs northwest 23 miles (37 km) to Whitewright and southeast 13 miles (21 km) to Commerce.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Wolfe City has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 7.56%, is covered by water.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890867
19001,54978.7%
19101,402−9.5%
19201,85932.6%
19301,405−24.4%
19401,339−4.7%
19501,3450.4%
19601,317−2.1%
19701,4338.8%
19801,59411.2%
19901,505−5.6%
20001,5664.1%
20101,412−9.8%
2019 (est.)1,480[4]4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Wolfe City racial composition as of 2020[11]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 984 70.34%
Black or African American (NH) 133 9.51%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 10 0.71%
Asian (NH) 7 0.5%
Some Other Race (NH) 4 0.29%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 70 5.0%
Hispanic or Latino 191 13.65%
Total 1,399

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,399 people, 451 households, and 286 families residing in the city.

Education[edit]

Wolfe City is served by Wolfe City Independent School District.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "TSHA - Wolfe City, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Cities: Wolfe City - Texas State Directory Online". Texas State Directory. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Wolfe City city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  8. ^ University of Texas at Austin Handbook of Texas
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  12. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  13. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  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.[12][13]

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