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Kaufman, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Kaufman in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°35′7″N 96°18′28″W / 32.58528°N 96.30778°W / 32.58528; -96.30778
Country United States
State Texas
County Kaufman
Area
 - Total 6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)
 - Land 6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,490
 - Density 977.9/sq mi (377.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75142
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-38488[1]
GNIS feature ID 1338964[2]

Kaufman is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,490 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Kaufman County[3].

Oliver C. Thomas (1914-2008), a World War II prisoner of war and Lubbock businessman who served as president of the trade association, the Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association, was reared in Kaufman and graduated from Kaufman High School in 1932.

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Geography

Kaufman is located at 32°35′7″N 96°18′28″W / 32.58528°N 96.30778°W / 32.58528; -96.30778 (32.585395, -96.307673)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (2.64%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,490 people, 2,179 households, and 1,579 families residing in the city. The population density was 977.9 people per square mile (377.4/km²). There were 2,310 housing units at an average density of 348.1/sq mi (134.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.83% White, 12.87% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 15.92% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.74% of the population.

There were 2,179 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $38,983. Males had a median income of $29,637 versus $23,695 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,024. About 12.4% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The city of Kaufman and surrounding portions of Kaufman County are served by the Kaufman Independent School District.

In addition, Kaufman Christian School (KCS), a church-run primary school with classes from pre-kindergarten to sixth grades, also serves the area.

Trinity Valley Community College operates its Health Science Center in Kaufman (however, the Center does not offer general education courses; these must be taken at one of the other TVCC campuses).

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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