Hawk Cove, Texas

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Hawk Cove is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was 457 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 613.[3]

Hawk Cove and Hunt County are both part of the DallasFort WorthArlington Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Hawk Cove is located at 32°52′55″N 96°4′49″W / 32.88194°N 96.08028°W / 32.88194; -96.08028 (32.882078, -96.080304)[4], south of State Highway 276 and west of FM 751 in southern Hunt County, approximately 16 miles south of Greenville.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Hawk Cove is situated on Lake Tawakoni, a 36,700 acre (149 km²) reservoir constructed in 1960.[6]


Development of the primarily residential community began in the early 1970s by property owners Sawyer and Culberson. Properties were originally known as Whiskers Retreat Nos. 1, 2, and 3. In January 1999, the community incorporated under the name Hawk Cove.[5][6] The city has experienced a 34 percent increase in population since 2000, rising from 457 to over 600 by 2008.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 457 people, 174 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,465.7 people per square mile (569.2/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 785.8/sq mi (305.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.87% White, 1.09% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.31% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.78% of the population.

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