Knox City, Texas

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Knox City, Texas
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Knox City
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Knox City
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 33°25′5″N99°49′8″W / 33.41806°N 99.81889°W / 33.41806; -99.81889 Coordinates: 33°25′5″N99°49′8″W / 33.41806°N 99.81889°W / 33.41806; -99.81889
Country United States
State Texas
County Knox
Area
  Total0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
  Land0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,529 ft (466 m)
Population
  Total1,130
  Density1,356/sq mi (523.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79529
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-39700 [1]
GNIS feature ID1360735 [2]

Knox City is a town in Knox County, Texas, United States. [2] The population was 1,130 at the 2010 census. [3]

Knox County, Texas County in the United States

Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,719. Its county seat is Benjamin. The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1886. It is named for Henry Knox, an American Revolutionary War general.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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Geography

Knox City is in southern Knox County, at the intersection of State Highways 6 and 222. SH 6 runs north 12 miles (19 km) to Benjamin, the county seat, and south 17 miles (27 km) to Rule, while SH 222 leads east 12 miles (19 km) to Munday and northwest 40 miles (64 km) to Guthrie. Abilene is 75 miles (121 km) to the south, and Wichita Falls is 88 miles (142 km) to the northeast.

Texas State Highway 6 highway in Texas

State Highway 6 runs from the Red River, the Texas–Oklahoma boundary, to northwest of Galveston, where it is known as the Old Galveston Highway. In Sugar Land and Missouri City, it is known as Alvin-Sugarland Road and runs perpendicular to I-69/US 59. In the Houston area, it runs north to FM 1960, then northwest along US Highway 290 to Hempstead, and south to Westheimer Road and Addicks, and is known as Addicks Satsuma Road. In the Bryan–College Station area, it is known as the Earl Rudder Freeway. In Hearne, it is known as Market Street. In Calvert, it is known as Main Street. For most of its length, SH 6 is not a limited-access road.

Texas State Highway 222 highway in Texas

State Highway 222 or SH 222 is a state highway in north-central Texas. It runs 59.725 miles (96.118 km) between U.S. Highway 82/State Highway 114 (US 82/SH 114) and US 380. SH 222 was established in 1935 as a renumbering of SH 126.

Benjamin, Texas City in Texas, United States

Benjamin is a city in Knox County, Texas, United States. It is the county seat of Knox County. The population was 258 at the 2010 census.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Knox City has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), all of it land. [3]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Knox City has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps. [4]

Köppen climate classification climate classification system

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.

Humid subtropical climate category in the Köppen climate classification system

A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cool to mild winters. These climates normally lie on the southeast side of all continents, generally between latitudes 25° and 40° and are located poleward from adjacent tropical climates. While many subtropical climates tend to be located at or near coastal locations, in some cases they extend inland, most notably in China and the United States, where they exhibit more pronounced seasonal variations and sharper contrasts between summer and winter, as part of a gradient between the more tropical climates of the southern coasts of these countries and the more continental climates of China and the United States’ northern and central regions.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1920 698
1930 90629.8%
1940 1,12724.4%
1950 1,48932.1%
1960 1,80521.2%
1970 1,536−14.9%
1980 1,5460.7%
1990 1,440−6.9%
2000 1,219−15.3%
2010 1,130−7.3%
Est. 20161,162 [5] 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,130 people, a decrease of 7.30% since 2000 (89 people). The racial makeup of the town was 73.54% White (831 people), 6.73% African American (76 people), 0.44% Native American (5 people), 0.18% Asian (2 people), 16.73% from other races (189 people), and 2.39% from two or more races (27 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.44% of the population (344 people).

2000 census

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 1,219 people, 486 households, and 320 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,457.3 people per square mile (560.3/km²). There were 613 housing units at an average density of 732.8 per square mile (281.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.86% White (876 people), 8.70% African American (106 people), 0.66% Native American (8 people), 0.41% Asian (5 people), 0.08% Pacific Islander (1 person), 14.44% from other races (176 people), and 3.86% from two or more races (47 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.54% of the population (287 people).

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 486 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,583, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,732. About 13.8% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The town is served by the Knox City-O'Brien Consolidated Independent School District.

Knox City and Lyndon Baty were featured in a 2014 episode of Snap Judgment on artificial intelligence. [7] Lyndon Baty of Knox City has been featured on the Today Show, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated, among other popular media outlets, for being the first kid in the USA (second in the world) to attend school via a robot.

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References

  1. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knox City
  3. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Knox City town, Texas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  4. Climate Summary for Knox City, Texas
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. http://snapjudgment.org/AI