Aspermont, Texas

Aspermont is a town in the U.S. state of Texas, and is the county seat of Stonewall County. [5] The population was 919 at the 2010 census.

Aspermont, Texas
A row of buildings south of the Stonewall County Courthouse in Aspermont, Texas
A row of buildings south of the Stonewall County Courthouse in Aspermont, Texas
Location of Aspermont, Texas
Location of Aspermont, Texas
Stonewall County Aspermont.svg
Coordinates: 33°8′21″N 100°13′42″W / 33.13917°N 100.22833°W / 33.13917; -100.22833Coordinates: 33°8′21″N 100°13′42″W / 33.13917°N 100.22833°W / 33.13917; -100.22833
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyStonewall
Area
 • Total2.07 sq mi (5.37 km2)
 • Land2.05 sq mi (5.32 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,781 ft (543 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total919
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
835
 • Density406.52/sq mi (156.94/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79502
Area code(s)940
FIPS code48-04408[3]
GNIS feature ID1372350[4]

HistoryEdit

The town was established in 1889.[6] Aspermont means "rough mountain" in Latin, and is probably a reference to the nearby Double Mountains. The city was founded by A. L. Rhomberg of Swiss-Austrian descent, who might have been a descendant of the noble family Aspermont from Graubünden, which is known to have relocated to Dornbirn in the Austrian part of the Rhine Valley and changed the name to Rhomberg. Marshall Formby, later a Texas state senator, operated the Aspermont Star weekly newspaper in the middle 1930s. The paper is now known as the Double Mountain Chronicle .

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890205
1920436
193076976.4%
19401,04135.4%
19501,0622.0%
19601,28621.1%
19701,198−6.8%
19801,35713.3%
19901,214−10.5%
20001,021−15.9%
2010919−10.0%
2019 (est.)835[2]−9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census, 1,021 people, 418 households, and 282 families were living in the town. The population density was 493.2 people/sq mi (190.4/km2). The 507 housing units averaged 244.9/sq mi (94.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 85.99% White, 4.31% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 7.25% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 13.12%.[3]

Of the 418 households, 27.5% had children under 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were not families. About 30.1% of households were one person, and 15.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.34, and the average family size was 2.90.

The age distribution was 23.4% under 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median household income was $25,893.89 and the median family income was $31,172. Males had a median income of $24,904 versus $13,971 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,060. About 17.1% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.5% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over. Senior Citizens over the age of 85 have a median income of $7,937.07.

EducationEdit

The Town of Aspermont is served by the Aspermont Independent School District and home to the Aspermont High School Hornets.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Aspermont, Texas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 55.9
(13.3)
59.8
(15.4)
68.4
(20.2)
77.8
(25.4)
85.9
(29.9)
92.7
(33.7)
96.5
(35.8)
95.9
(35.5)
87.8
(31.0)
77.8
(25.4)
65.8
(18.8)
56.1
(13.4)
76.7
(24.8)
Average low °F (°C) 29.2
(−1.6)
32.4
(0.2)
39.7
(4.3)
48.0
(8.9)
58.1
(14.5)
66.5
(19.2)
70.2
(21.2)
69.5
(20.8)
61.4
(16.3)
50.5
(10.3)
38.4
(3.6)
29.5
(−1.4)
49.4
(9.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.00
(25)
1.40
(36)
1.64
(42)
1.88
(48)
3.18
(81)
3.51
(89)
1.98
(50)
2.75
(70)
2.10
(53)
2.23
(57)
1.19
(30)
1.05
(27)
23.91
(607)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.2
(3.0)
0.8
(2.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.8
(2.0)
0.4
(1.0)
3.2
(8.1)
Source: NOAA[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "Aspermont, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 6, 2013.

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