Inez, Texas

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Inez is a census-designated place (CDP), on U.S. Highway 59 fifteen miles northeast of Victoria, Texas, near the Jackson County, Texas line in Victoria County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,787 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Victoria, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name is that of a daughter of a railroad developer.

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History

In the late 17th century, a French colony called Fort Saint Louis existed near Inez as part of the French claim to the area.

The community of Inez was originally called "Arenosa" after a nearby creek. (Arenosa is Spanish for "sandy".)

In 1882, the community was re-named after Inez Telefener. In 1900 the town had a lumberyard, a railway station, a bank, a hotel, and a Wells Fargo office. A rural school served its growing population, which reached 200 by 1920.

Geography

Inez is located at 28°52′31″N 96°47′39″W / 28.875316°N 96.794120°W / 28.875316; -96.794120 (28.875316, -96.794120).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 59.6 square miles (154.3 km2), of which, 59.5 square miles (154.2 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.08%) is water.

Inez is located northeast of Victoria on US Route 59 at state highway 444.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,787 people, 628 households, and 503 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 30.0 people per square mile (11.6/km2). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.55% White, 1.51% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 4.36% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.92% of the population.

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