Cactus, Texas

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Cactus is a city in Moore County, Texas, United States, along U.S. Route 287. The population was 2,538 at the 2000 census.

"Cactus Texas", a song by Waylon Jennings, is a sketch of Cactus in more innocent days [1].



Cactus is located at 36°2′46″N 102°0′8″W / 36.04611°N 102.00222°W / 36.04611; -102.00222 (36.046124, -102.002251)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all of it land. Cactus is located 54 miles north of Amarillo ,and Cactus is also located 13 miles north of Dumas.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,538 people, 660 households, and 570 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,243.9 people per square mile (480.4/km²). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 401.9/sq mi (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 24.43% White, 0.55% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 71.24% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. mexican or Latino of any race were 96.10% of the population. Many are decedents from Mexico. There were 660 households out of which 67.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.5% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.85 and the average family size was 4.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 42.7% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 10.3% from 45 to 64, and 2.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 118.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.7 males.

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