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Loop is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Gaines County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 225.[1]

Loop, Texas
Loop is located in Texas
Loop
Loop
Loop is located in the United States
Loop
Loop
Coordinates: 32°54′54″N 102°24′58″W / 32.91500°N 102.41611°W / 32.91500; -102.41611Coordinates: 32°54′54″N 102°24′58″W / 32.91500°N 102.41611°W / 32.91500; -102.41611
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGaines
Area
 • Total3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Land3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
3,257 ft (993 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total225
 • Density63/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79342
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-43948[1]
GNIS feature ID1340546[2]

The community was named for the loop of the postmaster's lasso.[3]

GeographyEdit

Loop is located in northeastern Gaines County along Texas State Highway 83, which leads west 9 miles (14 km) to Seagraves and east 17 miles (27 km) to Welch. Seminole, the Gaines County seat, is 26 miles (42 km) to the southwest by road.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Loop CDP has an area of 3.54 square miles (9.17 km2), all of it land.[1]

EducationEdit

The Loop Independent School District serves area students. The campus includes all grades from Kindergarten to Senior level. All students are contained on the single campus with a circular building for the primary school and with high school and middle school students sharing a long rectangular hallway.

The school participates in the Texas University Interscholastic League. The school's mascot is the Loop Longhorn. The school participates in sports including Six-man football, basketball, tennis, and track. The school also has maintained a marching band and concert band program.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Loop CDP, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loop, Texas
  3. ^ Hook, J. N. (10 June 2014). All Those Wonderful Names. Open Road Media. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-4976-1186-3.