Colorado City, Texas

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Colorado City is a city in and the county seat of Mitchell County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 4,281 at the 2000 census.

Former U.S. Representative George Mahon of Lubbock was reared in Mitchell County and is honored with a statue in front of the courthouse. The Texas radio pioneer Clint Formby and his wife Margaret Clark Formby, founder of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, lived for a time early in their marriage in Colorado City and actually rented their residence from the Mahons.[4]


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Geography

Colorado City is located at 32°23′46″N 100°51′44″W / 32.39611°N 100.86222°W / 32.39611; -100.86222 (32.396163, -100.862137)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,281 people, 1,646 households, and 1,124 families residing in the city. The population density was 809.2 people per square mile (312.5/km²). There were 2,076 housing units at an average density of 392.4/sq mi (151.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.71% White, 5.09% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 14.62% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.25% of the population.

There were 1,646 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

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