Christine, Texas

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Christine is a town in Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 436 at the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Etymology

In October 1910, the town of "New Artesia" was to be incorporated. When the papers were presented in Austin, the men who took them there were told that they would have to change the name since there was already a town in West Texas with that name. The men returned home, called a town meeting and asked for suggestions. Not having any luck, the city council members finally authorized their wives to choose a suitable name. The ladies renamed New Artesia "Christine" after Christine Andrews, the first baby girl born in the town. She was the daughter of City Marshall James Andrews and wife, Rieta. The corrected papers were taken back to Austin and Christine was incorporated on October 22, 1910. There is an incorrect rumor that the town was named after Dr. Charles Simmons daughter.

Geography

Christine is located at 28°47′23″N 98°29′49″W / 28.78972°N 98.49694°W / 28.78972; -98.49694 (28.789626, -98.497018)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 436 people, 140 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population density was 248.0 people per square mile (95.6/km²). There were 160 housing units at an average density of 91.0/sq mi (35.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.90% White, 0.23% Asian, 14.91% from other races, and 5.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 74.54% of the population.

There were 140 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.50.

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