Flowella, Texas

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Flowella is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brooks County, Texas, United States. The population was 134 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Flowella is located at 27°13′9″N 98°3′58″W / 27.21917°N 98.06611°W / 27.21917; -98.06611 (27.219277, -98.066155)[3] near the intersection of State Highway 285 and FM 2191 in northeastern Brooks County. It is situated approximately five miles east of Falfurrias, the Brooks County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

History

Flowella was founded in 1909 by promoters Burton and Danforth.[4] The community was planned with a flowing well as its centerpiece.[5] A post office was established in Flowella in 1910. It remained in operation for the next 13 years. Sixty people were living in the community in 1914. The town also had a hotel and general store.

The growth of nearby Falfurrias kept the population of Flowella small.[5] It exists today as a rural, dispersed community.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 134 people, 46 households, and 35 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 130.5 people per square mile (50.2/km²). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 54.6/sq mi (21.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 55.97% White, 43.28% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.01% of the population.

There were 46 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.31.

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