Paducah, Texas

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Paducah, Texas
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Downtown Paducah, Texas
Motto(s): 
"Crossroads of America"
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Location of Paducah, Texas
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Coordinates: 34°0′50″N100°18′14″W / 34.01389°N 100.30389°W / 34.01389; -100.30389 Coordinates: 34°0′50″N100°18′14″W / 34.01389°N 100.30389°W / 34.01389; -100.30389
CountryUnited States
State Texas
County Cottle
Area
  Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
  Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,860 ft (567 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,186
  Density788/sq mi (304.1/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79248
Area code 806
FIPS code 48-54600 [1]
GNIS feature ID1364686 [2]
Website www.paducahtx.com
Hunter's Lodge Motel in Paducah Hunters' Lodge Motel, Paducah, TX IMG 6221.JPG
Hunter's Lodge Motel in Paducah
First Baptist Church of Paducah First Baptist Church, Paducah, TX IMG 6220.JPG
First Baptist Church of Paducah

Paducah is a town in Cottle County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,186 at the 2010 census, [3] down from 1,498 in 2000. It is the county seat of Cottle County. [4] It is just south of the Texas Panhandle and east of the Llano Estacado.

Cottle County, Texas U.S. county in Texas

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.

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 people as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

2000 United States Census 22nd determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000

The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 people enumerated during the 1990 Census. This was the twenty-second federal census and was at the time the largest civilly administered peacetime effort in the United States.

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Geography

Paducah is located south of the center of Cottle County at 34°0′50″N100°18′14″W / 34.01389°N 100.30389°W / 34.01389; -100.30389 (34.013957, -100.303780). [5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all 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.

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.

U.S. Highway 83 (US 83), dedicated as the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway, is a U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Texas that begins at US 77 in Brownsville and follows the Rio Grande to Laredo, then heads north through Abilene to the Oklahoma border north of Perryton, the seat of Ochiltree County. It is the longest highway in Texas at a length of about 895 miles (1,440 km), besting the east–west I-10, which has a length of 879 miles (1,415 km).

Childress, Texas City in Texas, United States

Childress is a city in Childress County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,905 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Childress County.

Guthrie, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

Guthrie is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in, and the county seat of, King County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in the northern part of the state, 93 miles (150 km) east of Lubbock. It serves as the principal headquarters of the Four Sixes Ranch. As of the 2010 census the population was 160.

History

The town was named for Paducah, a city in western Kentucky. [6]

Paducah, Kentucky City in Kentucky, United States

Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. The largest city in the Jackson Purchase region, it is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and the Ohio rivers, halfway between St. Louis, Missouri, to the northwest and Nashville, Tennessee, to the southeast. The population was 24,850 in 2018, down slightly from 25,024 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Twenty blocks of the city's downtown have been designated as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jackson Purchase

The Jackson Purchase, also known as the Purchase Region or simply the Purchase, is a region in the U.S. state of Kentucky bounded by the Mississippi River to the west, the Ohio River to the north, and the Tennessee River to the east. Although officially part of Kentucky at its statehood in 1792, the land did not come under definitive U.S. control until 1818, when Andrew Jackson purchased it from the Chickasaw Indians. Historically, this region has been considered the most "Southern" of Kentucky.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 1,350
1920 1,3570.5%
1930 2,802106.5%
1940 2,677−4.5%
1950 2,95210.3%
1960 2,392−19.0%
1970 2,052−14.2%
1980 2,2168.0%
1990 1,788−19.3%
2000 1,498−16.2%
2010 1,186−20.8%
Est. 20161,103 [7] −7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

As of the census [1] of 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.

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. 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 mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

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.

Education

The town is served by the Paducah Independent School District and is home to the Paducah High School Dragons.

Government

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. [9]

Gallery

Notable people

Climate

The Köppen climate classification subtype for this climate is BSk (subtropical steppe climate). [10]

Climate data for Paducah, Texas
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)54
(12)
59
(15)
67
(19)
77
(25)
84
(29)
92
(33)
97
(36)
95
(35)
87
(31)
78
(26)
65
(18)
56
(13)
76
(24)
Average low °F (°C)27
(−3)
31
(−1)
38
(3)
48
(9)
57
(14)
66
(19)
70
(21)
69
(21)
61
(16)
50
(10)
38
(3)
30
(−1)
49
(9)
Average precipitation inches (mm)0.8
(20)
0.9
(23)
1.3
(33)
1.8
(46)
3.7
(94)
3.4
(86)
2
(51)
2.2
(56)
2.7
(69)
2.2
(56)
1.1
(28)
1
(25)
22.9
(580)
Source: Weatherbase [11]

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