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Coyote Flats is a city in Johnson County in the U.S. state of Texas.[1] As of the 2010 census, before the community was incorporated, the population was 312.[2]

Coyote Flats, Texas
Location in Johnson County and the U.S. state of Texas
Location in Johnson County and the U.S. state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°21′20″N 97°17′32″W / 32.35556°N 97.29222°W / 32.35556; -97.29222Coordinates: 32°21′20″N 97°17′32″W / 32.35556°N 97.29222°W / 32.35556; -97.29222
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyJohnson
Area
 • Total3.363 sq mi (8.709 km2)
 • Land3.327 sq mi (8.618 km2)
 • Water0.035 sq mi (0.091 km2)
Elevation
860 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total312
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76031 (Cleburne)
FIPS code48-17429
GNIS feature ID2663677

HistoryEdit

In 2009, the city of Keene wanted to annex seven parcels of land to its south, but was met with strong opposition from the parcels' residents. Judge John Neill of the 18th District Court subsequently blocked the annexation of three of the seven parcels on the grounds that they were outside of Keene's extraterritorial jurisdiction.[3] On March 10, 2010, 25 residents petitioned a specially called meeting of the Johnson County Commissioners Court to become incorporated as a municipality. The name "Coyote Flats" was submitted at the meeting.[4]

An election to incorporate the City of Coyote Flats was held on May 8, 2010. The measure was approved by a vote of 76 to 11.[5] John Barnett was sworn in as mayor on August 11.[6]

GeographyEdit

Coyote Flats is located at 32°21′20″N 97°17′32″W / 32.35556°N 97.29222°W / 32.35556; -97.29222 (32.355614, -97.292037).[1] It is 6 miles (10 km) east of Cleburne, 4 miles (6 km) south of Keene, and 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Alvarado. Downtown Fort Worth is 30 miles (48 km) to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Coyote Flats has a total land area of 3.329  square miles (8.618 km²) and a total water area of 0.035  square miles (0.091  km²).[1]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
2010312
Est. 2018342[7]9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Coyote Flats CDP, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Source: Welcome to Coyote Flats, Texas
  4. ^ Source: Residents seek to establish area as municipality
  5. ^ Source: ESD tax increase OK'ed, Senate race goes to runoff
  6. ^ Source: A new town with a new leader
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.