Mount Enterprise, Texas

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Mount Enterprise is a city in Rusk County, Texas, United States. The population was 525 at the 2000 census.



Mount Enterprise is located at 31°54′57″N 94°40′54″W / 31.91583°N 94.68167°W / 31.91583; -94.68167 (31.915852, -94.681673)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 525 people, 206 households, and 155 families residing in the city. The population density was 355.9 people per square mile (137.0/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 163.4/sq mi (62.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.05% White, 8.19% African American, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,577, and the median income for a family was $31,719. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,165. About 18.1% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Mount Enterprise is served by the Mount Enterprise Independent School District.


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