Daingerfield, Texas

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Daingerfield, Texas
Daingerf.jpg
Part of the historic downtown
Morris County Texas incorporated and unincorporated areas Daingerfield highlighted.svg
Location in Morris County and the state of Texas.
Coordinates: 33°1′51″N94°43′28″W / 33.03083°N 94.72444°W / 33.03083; -94.72444 Coordinates: 33°1′51″N94°43′28″W / 33.03083°N 94.72444°W / 33.03083; -94.72444
Country United States
State Texas
County Morris
Area
  Total2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
  Land2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
397 ft (121 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total2,560
  Density1,043.0/sq mi (402.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75638
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-18464 [1]
GNIS feature ID1333874 [2]

Daingerfield is a city [3] and the county seat of Morris County, [4] Texas, United States. The population was 2,560 at the 2010 census.

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Ernest Wallace (1906–1985), historian of the South Plains, the Comanche Indians, and the State of Texas, was born in Daingerfield.

The bluegrass instrumental tune Old Dangerfield by Bill Monroe was named after the town of Daingerfield.

Geography

Daingerfield is located at 33°1′51″N94°43′28″W / 33.03083°N 94.72444°W / 33.03083; -94.72444 (33.030721, -94.724451). [5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1870 272
1880 39545.2%
1890 55340.0%
1920 843
1930 818−3.0%
1940 1,03226.2%
1950 1,66861.6%
1960 3,13387.8%
1970 2,630−16.1%
1980 3,03015.2%
1990 2,572−15.1%
2000 2,517−2.1%
2010 2,5601.7%
Est. 20182,380 [6] −7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 2,517 people, 957 households, and 694 families living in the town. The population density was 1,043.0 people per square mile (403.2/km²). There were 1,119 housing units at an average density of 463.7 per square mile (179.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.5% White, 26.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 957 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $31,625. Males had a median income of $31,154 versus $19,196 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,689. About 20.8% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Historic downtown Daingerfield Daingerfieldd.jpg
Historic downtown Daingerfield

Education

Daingerfield-Lone Star Independent School District is a school district based in Daingerfield, Texas (USA). Located in Morris County, a small portion of the district extends into Titus County. The district has four schools in Daingerfield including Daingerfield High School.

The school district was rated Academically Acceptable in its 2009 TEA accountability rating. [8]

See also

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