Bronte, Texas

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Bronte (pronounced /ˈbrɒnt/ bront) ) is a town in Coke County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,076 at the 2000 census.

Texas State Senator Grady Hazlewood, who served from the Amarillo-based District 31 from 1941-1971, was born in 1902 in Coke County near Bronte.

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Geography

Bronte is located at 31°53′13″N 100°17′42″W / 31.88694°N 100.295°W / 31.88694; -100.295 (31.887046, -100.294947)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.

Although named for English novelist Charlotte Brontë[4] the town name is pronounced as one syllable: "brahnt".[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,076 people, 426 households, and 293 families residing in the town. The population density was 748.0 people per square mile (288.5/km²). There were 502 housing units at an average density of 349.0/sq mi (134.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.06% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 8.55% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.07% of the population.

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