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Terrell, Texas
—  City  —
The Iris Theatre in downtown Terrell is home to Books and Crannies and the Vagabond Players.
Location of Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°44′15″N 96°16′57″W / 32.7375°N 96.2825°W / 32.7375; -96.2825
Country United States
State Texas
County Kaufman
Incorporated (city) 1874
Government
 - Type Council/Manager
 - Mayor Hal Richards
Area
 - Total 18.7 sq mi (48.3 km2)
 - Land 18.3 sq mi (47.4 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 509 ft (155 m)
Population (2008)
 - Total 19,527
 - Density 742.9/sq mi (286.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75160-75161
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-72284[1]
GNIS feature ID 1348380[2]

Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,606. Terrell is located 32 miles (52 km) east of Dallas.

Heritage Jubilee, held the third weekend in April at Ben Gill Park, is a celebration for the whole family. Events include a BBQ cook-off, museum tours, arts & crafts exhibition, carnival, live music, a quilt show, an auto show, and other special attractions.

The City of Terrell, in partnership with the No 1 British Flying Training School Museum, host a WWII Veterans Reunion and air event each year on the first Saturday of October. This event draws attendees from all over the world and hosts numerous attractions such as vintage aircraft and military vehicles, skydiving, flight simulators, lectures, films, and demonstrations, and activities for every member of the family. The reunion dinner and hangar dance is on Friday night, the fly-in kicks off with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning followed by a ceremony and entertainment until the afternoon.

Terrell is also the location of the Terrell State Hospital, a psychiatric inpatient hospital with 316 beds operated under the direction of the Texas Department of State Health Services.[3]

Jamie Foxx, an actor, was raised in Terrell. Foxx graduated from Terrell High School in 1986 along with Cynthea Rhodes, a member of the United States Track & Field team in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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Geography

Terrell is located at 32°44′15″N 96°16′57″W / 32.7375°N 96.2825°W / 32.7375; -96.2825 (32.737525, -96.282444)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.3 km²), of which, 18.3 square miles (47.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,606 people, 4,605 households, and 3,292 families residing in the city. The population density was 742.9 people per square mile (286.9/km²). There were 5,032 housing units at an average density of 274.8/sq mi (106.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.36% White, 32.24% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 9.74% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.57% of the population.

There were 4,605 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,036, and the median income for a family was $40,148. Males had a median income of $29,826 versus $21,753 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,405. About 15.7% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The city is zoned to schools in Terrell Independent School District.

  • Terrell High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Herman Furlough, Jr. Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Dr. Bruce Wood Intermediate School (Grades 5-6)
  • J.W. Long Elementary School (Grades 3-4)
  • Kennedy Elementary School (Grades 1-2)
  • W.H. Burnett Elementary School (Grades PK-K)
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Colleges

Trinity Valley Community College also operates the Kaufman County Campus in Terrell.

Southwestern Christian College Private college funded by the Churches of Christ

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. ^ Terrell State Hospital website
  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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