Hawkins, Texas

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Hawkins is a city in Wood County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,331 at the 2000 census.


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Geography

Hawkins is located at 32°35′30″N 95°12′3″W / 32.59167°N 95.20083°W / 32.59167; -95.20083 (32.591694, -95.200936)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.44% is water.

Hawkins is located between Mineola (18 miles west of Hawkins) and Big Sandy, Texas (7 miles east) on U.S. Route 80. Most of Hawkins is along FM Road 14 which runs north and south. Quitman, Texas and the unincorporated community of Holly Lake Ranch are located to the north of Hawkins, while Interstate 20 and Tyler can be reached by traveling south from Hawkins on FM 14.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,331 people, 492 households, and 358 families residing in the city. The population density was 593.1 people per square mile (229.4/km²). There were 558 housing units at an average density of 248.6/sq mi (96.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.79% White, 16.08% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 492 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

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