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Colorado City, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Colorado City, Texas
Coordinates: 32°23′46″N 100°51′44″W / 32.39611°N 100.86222°W / 32.39611; -100.86222
Country United States
State Texas
County Mitchell
Area
 - Total 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 - Land 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,067 ft (630 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,281
 - Density 809.2/sq mi (312.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79512
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-16120[1]
GNIS feature ID 1333141[2]

Colorado City is a city in and the county seat of Mitchell County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 4,281 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Colorado City is located at 32°23′46″N 100°51′44″W / 32.39611°N 100.86222°W / 32.39611; -100.86222 (32.396163, -100.862137)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,281 people, 1,646 households, and 1,124 families residing in the city. The population density was 809.2 people per square mile (312.5/km²). There were 2,076 housing units at an average density of 392.4/sq mi (151.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.71% White, 5.09% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 14.62% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.25% of the population.

There were 1,646 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,842, and the median income for a family was $27,363. Males had a median income of $22,272 versus $20,037 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,591. About 18.7% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Colorado City is served by the Colorado Independent School District.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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