Grapeland, Texas

Grapeland is a city in Houston County, Texas, United States. Its population was 1,489 as of the 2010 census.

Grapeland, Texas
Location of Grapeland, Texas
Location of Grapeland, Texas
Houston County Grapeland.svg
Coordinates: 31°29′30″N 95°28′49″W / 31.49167°N 95.48028°W / 31.49167; -95.48028Coordinates: 31°29′30″N 95°28′49″W / 31.49167°N 95.48028°W / 31.49167; -95.48028
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyHouston
Settled1872[1]
Established1899[1]
Area
 • Total2.59 sq mi (6.70 km2)
 • Land2.58 sq mi (6.68 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
472 ft (144 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,489
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
1,443
 • Density559.74/sq mi (216.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75844
Area code(s)936
FIPS code48-30632[4]
GNIS feature ID1358288[5]
Websitewww.grapeland.com

GeographyEdit

Grapeland is located at 31°29′30″N 95°28′49″W / 31.49167°N 95.48028°W / 31.49167; -95.48028 (31.491726, -95.480213).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) are land and 0.50% is covered by water.

Grapeland is 60 miles (97 km) west of Lufkin.[7]

HistoryEdit

The site of Grapeland became a destination for pioneers around 1872, due to the establishment of the Houston and Great Northern Railroad Company. In particular, it became a crossroads between routes from Trinity to Augusta, and from Palestine to Crockett. Originally, the town was called "Grapevine", referring to the vines that had to be cut to make way for the railway tracks.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188088
19301,027
19401,32729.2%
19501,3582.3%
19601,113−18.0%
19701,2118.8%
19801,63434.9%
19901,450−11.3%
20001,4510.1%
20101,4892.6%
2019 (est.)1,443[3]−3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[4] of 2000, 1,451 people, 583 households, and 377 families were residing in the city. The population density was 733.5 people/sq mi (282.9/km2). The 726 housing units averaged 367.0/sq mi (141.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.27% White, 34.94% African American, 0.62% Native American, 1.00% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.65% of the population.

Of the 583 households, 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were not families. About 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39, and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the age distribution was 26.4% under 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,361, and for a family was $30,250. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $18,906 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,736. About 20.4% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The City of Grapeland is served by the Grapeland Independent School District and home of the Grapeland Sandies.

Notable peopleEdit

ClimateEdit

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Grapeland has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The History of Grapeland, Texas". grapeland.com. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ Lomax, John Nova. "Texas Tweakers." Houston Press. Wednesday November 16, 2011. 8. Retrieved on November 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Grapeland, Texas Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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