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Sundown is a small town in Hockley County, Texas, United States. The community's foundation is the school, Sundown ISD. The school is known to be very successful in many areas, but is mainly known for great academics, a consistent cross country program, and like most small Texas towns, its football team. The population was 1,397 at the 2010 census, a decrease from 1,505 at the 2000 census.

Sundown, Texas
Location of Sundown, Texas
Location of Sundown, Texas
Hockley County Sundown.svg
Coordinates: 33°27′25″N 102°29′18″W / 33.45694°N 102.48833°W / 33.45694; -102.48833Coordinates: 33°27′25″N 102°29′18″W / 33.45694°N 102.48833°W / 33.45694; -102.48833
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyHockley
Area
Dry, rural, oil-rich
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
3,540 ft (1,079 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,397
 • Density995.0/sq mi (384.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79372
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-71060[1]
GNIS feature ID1369397[2]

GeographyEdit

Sundown is located at 33°27′25″N 102°29′18″W / 33.45694°N 102.48833°W / 33.45694; -102.48833 (33.457018, -102.488283).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
19501,492
19601,186−20.5%
19701,129−4.8%
19801,51133.8%
19901,75916.4%
20001,505−14.4%
20101,397−7.2%
Est. 20161,413[4]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 1,505 people, 500 households, and 405 families resided in the city. The population density was 995.0 people per square mile (384.8/km²). The 575 housing units averaged 380.1 per square mile (147.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.60% White, 1.00% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 16.81% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 39.34% of the population.

Of the 500 households, 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were not families. About 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the city, the population was distributed as 34.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,413, and for a family was $35,991. Males had a median income of $30,714 versus $21,146 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,783. About 14.3% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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.