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Roxton is a city in Lamar County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 694.

Roxton, Texas
Lamar County Roxton.svg
Coordinates: 33°32′44″N 95°43′30″W / 33.54556°N 95.72500°W / 33.54556; -95.72500Coordinates: 33°32′44″N 95°43′30″W / 33.54556°N 95.72500°W / 33.54556; -95.72500
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyLamar
Area
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
512 ft (156 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total694
 • Density797.3/sq mi (307.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75477
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-63584[1]
GNIS feature ID1366983[2]

GeographyEdit

Roxton is located at 33°32′44″N 95°43′30″W / 33.54556°N 95.72500°W / 33.54556; -95.72500 (33.545595, -95.724929).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is land and 1.14% is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1890226
1980735
1990639−13.1%
20006948.6%
2010650−6.3%
Est. 2016645[4]−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 694 people, 280 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 797.3 people per square mile (308.0/km²). There were 326 housing units at an average density of 374.5/sq mi (144.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.78% White, 21.33% African American, 1.73% Native American, 1.15% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 280 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,444. About 20.6% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.5% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The City of Roxton is served by the Chisum Independent School District.

Until 2019, the Roxton Independent School District served Roxton. However, Roxton ISD closed after the 2018-19 school year due to declining enrollment and consolidated into Chisum ISD.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.