Downtown Paducah, Texas
"Crossroads of America"
Location of Paducah, Texas
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Land||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,860 ft (567 m)|
|• Density||788/sq mi (304.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1364686|
Paducah is a town in Cottle County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,186 at the 2010 census,down from 1,498 in 2000. It is the county seat of Cottle County. It is just south of the Texas Panhandle and east of the Llano Estacado.
Cottle County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,505. Its county seat is Paducah. The county was founded in 1876 and later organized in 1892. It is named for George Washington Cottle, who died defending the Alamo. Cottle County was formerly one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. It now allows beer and wine sales.
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Paducah is located south of the center of Cottle County at 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.(34.013957, -100.303780). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of
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Three U.S. highways intersect in the center of town. U.S. Route 83 leads north 32 miles (51 km) to Childress and south 28 miles (45 km) to Guthrie, while U.S. Route 70 leads east 36 miles (58 km) to Crowell and west 31 miles (50 km) to Matador. U.S. Route 62 follows US 83 north out of town and US 70 to the west.
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The town was named for Paducah, a city in western Kentucky.
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As of the censusof 2000, there were 1,498 people, 650 households, and 421 families residing in the town. The population density was 985.0 people per square mile (380.5/km²). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 539.2 per square mile (208.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.57% White, 11.21% African American, 7.61% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.29% of the population.
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include traditional culture, business, supplies, 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 ten years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practices.
There were 650 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,333, and the median income for a family was $30,652. Males had a median income of $26,184 versus $16,131 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,778. About 15.4% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.
Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.
The town is served by the Paducah Independent School District and is home to the Paducah High School Dragons.
Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Paducah and Cottle Counties in the Texas House of Representatives.
The Köppen climate classification subtype for this climate is BSk (subtropical steppe climate).
|Climate data for Paducah, Texas|
|Average high °F (°C)||54|
|Average low °F (°C)||27|
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||0.8|
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