Mauriceville, Texas

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Mauriceville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Orange County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,743 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Mauriceville is located at 30°12′56″N 93°52′23″W / 30.21556°N 93.87306°W / 30.21556; -93.87306 (30.215616, -93.873095)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²), all of it land.

Historical development

The site was established when the two lines known as Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway and the Orange and Northwestern Railway were built in 1898 and 1902 respectively. This community was named for Maurice Miller, the son of the Orange and Northwestern’s first president.[4] The post office was opened in 1906, and initially, the lumber industry would be the primary center of the local economy. With the local timber supply becoming diminished, other resources such as rice and dairy farming would become the areas economic focus.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,743 people, 939 households, and 754 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 322.4 people per square mile (124.5/km²). There were 1,021 housing units at an average density of 120.0/sq mi (46.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.44% White, 0.36% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 2.52% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.87% of the population.

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