Kenefick, Texas

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Kenefick is a town in Liberty County, Texas, United States. The population was 667 at the 2000 census.



Kenefick is located at 30°6′22″N 94°51′8″W / 30.10611°N 94.85222°W / 30.10611; -94.85222 (30.106035, -94.852169)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.65% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 667 people, 235 households, and 195 families residing in the town. The population density was 437.7 people per square mile (169.4/km²). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 167.3/sq mi (64.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.05% White, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 235 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,857, and the median income for a family was $52,083. Males had a median income of $45,481 versus $26,513 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,146. About 8.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

In 1954, Rev. William Bythel Hagee (father of John Hagee), was called to the ministry. Previously William Hagee had been a refinery worker at the Humble Oil Refinery in Baytown, Texas. He set up a Tent Revival at David Parker's family property in Kenefick in order to start his ministry. This was the beginning of the Assembly of God Church in Kenefick and the beginning of Pastor John Hagee's legacy.

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