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Paducah is a town in Cottle County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,186 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 1,498 in 2000. It is the county seat of Cottle County.[4] It is just south of the Texas Panhandle and east of the Llano Estacado.

Paducah, Texas
Downtown Paducah, Texas
Downtown Paducah, Texas
Motto(s): 
"Crossroads of America"
Location of Paducah, Texas
Location of Paducah, Texas
Cottle County Paducah.svg
Coordinates: 34°0′50″N 100°18′14″W / 34.01389°N 100.30389°W / 34.01389; -100.30389Coordinates: 34°0′50″N 100°18′14″W / 34.01389°N 100.30389°W / 34.01389; -100.30389
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCottle
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,860 ft (567 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,186
 • Density788/sq mi (304.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79248
Area code806
FIPS code48-54600[1]
GNIS feature ID1364686[2]
Websitewww.paducahtx.com
Hunter's Lodge Motel in Paducah
First Baptist Church of Paducah

GeographyEdit

Paducah is located south of the center of Cottle County at 34°0′50″N 100°18′14″W / 34.01389°N 100.30389°W / 34.01389; -100.30389 (34.013957, -100.303780).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.[3]

Three U.S. highways intersect in the center of town. U.S. Route 83 leads north 32 miles (51 km) to Childress and south 28 miles (45 km) to Guthrie, while U.S. Route 70 leads east 36 miles (58 km) to Crowell and west 31 miles (50 km) to Matador. U.S. Route 62 follows US 83 north out of town and US 70 to the west.

HistoryEdit

The town was named for Paducah, a city in western Kentucky.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
19101,350
19201,3570.5%
19302,802106.5%
19402,677−4.5%
19502,95210.3%
19602,392−19.0%
19702,052−14.2%
19802,2168.0%
19901,788−19.3%
20001,498−16.2%
20101,186−20.8%
Est. 20161,103[7]−7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,498 people, 650 households, and 421 families residing in the town. The population density was 985.0 people per square mile (380.5/km²). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 539.2 per square mile (208.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.57% White, 11.21% African American, 7.61% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.29% of the population.

There were 650 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,333, and the median income for a family was $30,652. Males had a median income of $26,184 versus $16,131 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,778. About 15.4% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The town is served by the Paducah Independent School District and is home to the Paducah High School Dragons.

GovernmentEdit

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Paducah and Cottle Counties in the Texas House of Representatives.[9]

Gallery

Notable peopleEdit

  • William S. "Bill" Heatly, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1955–1983, known as the "Duke of Paducah". A sculpture of his bust is located on the west side of the Cottle County Courthouse. Heatly's son, William H. "Bill" Heatly, previously served as District Judge for the 50th Judicial District with his home base in Paducah.

ClimateEdit

The Köppen climate classification subtype for this climate is BSk (subtropical steppe climate).[10]

Climate data for Paducah, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 54
(12)
59
(15)
67
(19)
77
(25)
84
(29)
92
(33)
97
(36)
95
(35)
87
(31)
78
(26)
65
(18)
56
(13)
76
(24)
Average low °F (°C) 27
(−3)
31
(−1)
38
(3)
48
(9)
57
(14)
66
(19)
70
(21)
69
(21)
61
(16)
50
(10)
38
(3)
30
(−1)
49
(9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.8
(20)
0.9
(23)
1.3
(33)
1.8
(46)
3.7
(94)
3.4
(86)
2
(51)
2.2
(56)
2.7
(69)
2.2
(56)
1.1
(28)
1
(25)
22.9
(580)
Source: Weatherbase [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Paducah town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Texas Handbook Online. "Paducah, Texas".
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Paducah
  11. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on July 31, 2013.

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