Lacy Lakeview, Texas

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Lacy Lakeview is a city in McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,764 at the 2000 census. The city's name is sometimes spelled with a hyphen.

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History

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Lacy Lakeview is the combination of two independent communities, with a third later merging.

Lacy (the older of the two communities) was named for William David Lacy, who sold lots in the area in the 1880s. Lakeview was named for its location near spring-fed lakes, and was the location of the school for both communities. Lacy and Lakeview were stations on the Texas Electric Railway, also known as the Interurban which ran between Dallas and Waco.

Neither town grew quickly; by the 1940s the combined population of the two communities was barely 120 with only four businesses.

In 1953, the two communities formed a common city government. Thereafter, the population of the new combined community quickly grew to over 2,000 residents by the early 1960s, its economy almost wholly dependent on nearby Waco.

In 1998, the city of Northcrest merged with Lacy Lakeview; this allowed the consolidated area to qualify under Texas law for home rule status.

Geography

Lacy Lakeview is located at 31°37′31″N 97°6′18″W / 31.62528°N 97.105°W / 31.62528; -97.105 (31.625315, -97.105025)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,764 people, 2,388 households, and 1,487 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,512.8 people per square mile (584.1/km²). There were 2,575 housing units at an average density of 675.8/sq mi (260.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.15% White, 14.89% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 7.01% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.31% of the population.

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