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Haskell, Texas
—  City  —
Downtown Haskell
Location of Haskell, Texas
Coordinates: 33°9′37″N 99°44′4″W / 33.16028°N 99.73444°W / 33.16028; -99.73444
Country United States
State Texas
County Haskell
Area
 - Total 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 - Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,581 ft (482 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,106
 - Density 912.8/sq mi (352.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79521
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-32696[1]
GNIS feature ID 1358889[2]

Haskell is a city in Haskell County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 3,106. It is the county seat of Haskell County.[3]

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Geography

Haskell is located at 33°9′37″N 99°44′4″W / 33.16028°N 99.73444°W / 33.16028; -99.73444 (33.160152, -99.734572).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.

Haskell County Library

Haskell's newest project, a new library

Government

Haskell is the county seat of Haskell County. Its current mayor is Bob N. Smith

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,106 people, 1,295 households, and 868 families residing in the city. The population density was 912.8 people per square mile (352.7/km²). There were 1,526 housing units at an average density of 448.5/sq mi (173.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.33% White, 3.90% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 12.46% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.70% of the population.

There were 1,295 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,740, and the median income for a family was $27,109. Males had a median income of $20,245 versus $15,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,114. About 21.5% of families and 28.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.4% of those under age 18 and 18.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Haskell is served by the Haskell Consolidated Independent School District.

Notable people from Haskell

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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