Aspermont, Texas

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Aspermont is a town in and the county seat of Stonewall County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 1,021 at the 2000 census. Aspermont means "rough mountain" in Latin.

Marshall Formby, later a Texas state senator, operated the Aspermont Star weekly newspaper in the middle 1930s. The paper is now known as the Stonewall County Courier.



Aspermont is located at 33°8′21″N 100°13′42″W / 33.13917°N 100.22833°W / 33.13917; -100.22833 (33.139235, -100.228281)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,021 people, 418 households, and 282 families residing in the town. The population density was 493.2 people per square mile (190.4/km²). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 244.9/sq mi (94.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.99% White, 4.31% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 7.25% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.12% of the population.

There were 418 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

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