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Justin, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Justin in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°5′18″N 97°17′51″W / 33.08833°N 97.2975°W / 33.08833; -97.2975
Country United States
State Texas
County Denton
Area
 - Total 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 - Land 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,891
 - Density 796.8/sq mi (307.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76247
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-38332[1]
GNIS feature ID 1338936[2]

Justin is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,891 at the 2005 census.

The Texas Motor Speedway had a Justin mailing address until July 9, 2005. Because it is physically located in the city of Fort Worth, the USPS changed the mailing address to Fort Worth, Texas.

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History

In 1848, approximately 70 followers of the French utopian socialist Etienne Cabet arrived in what is now Justin to found an Icarian community. The attempt failed.[3]

Contrary to popular belief, the town is not named after or related to the Justin Boot Company. In January 1887 the community petitioned postal authorities for a post office to be named Justin, in honor of Justin Sherman, a chief engineer with the Santa Fe Railroad.

The Texas Motor Speedway had a Justin mailing address until July 9, 2005. Because it is physically located in the city of Fort Worth, the United States Postal Service changed the mailing address to Fort Worth, Texas.

WFAA-TV, Channel 8 operates a 750,000 watt doppler radar out of Justin since January 25, 1995.

Geography

Justin is located at 33°5′18″N 97°17′51″W / 33.08833°N 97.2975°W / 33.08833; -97.2975 (33.088414, -97.297368)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.

Some areas of Justin along FM 156 and Hwy 114 use the Justin ZIP code (76247) even though the land is owned by the City of Fort Worth.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2005, there were 1,891 people, 650 households, and 503 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.8 people per square mile (308.1/km²). There were 681 housing units at an average density of 287.0/sq mi (110.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.44% White, 1.43% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 2.55% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races.

There were 650 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 70 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 69, and 13.9% who were 70 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,257, and the median income for a family was $61,328. Males had a median income of $46,688 versus $27,805 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,305. About 6.0% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 70 or over.

Education

Justin is within the Northwest 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. ^ "Etienne Cabet" in The Handbook of Texas Online
  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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