Buna, Texas

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Buna is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jasper County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,269 at the 2000 census.

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History

The Beaumont Lumber Company mill in southern Jasper County was first called Carrolla for the Carroll family, prominent Beaumont lumbermen and industrialists. The site was subsequently renamed Buna, however, in honor of one of the family's cousins, Buna Corley.[3]

Geography

Buna is located at 30°26′22″N 93°57′58″W / 30.43944°N 93.96611°W / 30.43944; -93.96611 (30.439390, -93.966199).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.4 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²) of it is land and 0.17% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,269 people, 865 households, and 626 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 381.4 people per square mile (147.2/km²). There were 956 housing units at an average density of 160.7/sq mi (62.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.16% White, 11.37% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 865 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

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