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Paint Rock, Texas
—  Town  —
Location of Paint Rock, Texas
Coordinates: 31°30′28″N 99°55′24″W / 31.50778°N 99.92333°W / 31.50778; -99.92333
Country United States
State Texas
County Concho
Area
 - Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 - Land 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,631 ft (497 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 320
 - Density 192.7/sq mi (74.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76866
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-54636[1]
GNIS feature ID 1364698[2]

Paint Rock is a town in and the county seat of Concho County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 320 at the 2000 census.

The town's name comes from Indian pictographs painted on cliffs overlooking the nearby Concho River.

Second Empire-style public building.
The Concho County Courthouse in Paint Rock, Texas.

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Geography

Paint Rock is located at 31°30′28″N 99°55′24″W / 31.50778°N 99.92333°W / 31.50778; -99.92333 (31.507777, -99.923277).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all of it land.

Historic Literary Reference

A chapter titled, "An Episode of Paint Rock" is devoted to the town in the 1895 book, "A Lone Star Bo-Peep, and Other Tales of Texan Ranch Life" written by Howard Seely.[5] The chapter chronicles the week of May 5, 1883 in Paint Rock and features several local residents in the text.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 320 people, 110 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 192.7 people per square mile (74.4/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 75.9/sq mi (29.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.19% White, 2.81% Native American, 19.69% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 28.44% of the population.

There were 110 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,786 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,965. About 13.0% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Paint Rock is served by the Paint Rock 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.  
  5. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=q2-aWExOKRYC&lpg=PP1&ots=Fah3k4OYKI&dq=a%20lone%20star%20bo-peep&pg=PP1

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