Onalaska, Texas

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Onalaska is a city in Polk County, Texas, United States. Situated on the banks of Lake Livingston, the population was 1,174 at the 2000 census.

Onalaska, Texas, Onalaska, Wisconsin, Onalaska, Arkansas (now defunct), and Onalaska, Washington are all historically linked to one another through the lumber industry.

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Geography

Onalaska is located at 30°48′28″N 95°6′24″W / 30.80778°N 95.10667°W / 30.80778; -95.10667 (30.807783, -95.106575)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.47% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,174 people, 538 households, and 350 families residing in the city. The population density was 549.0 people per square mile (211.8/km²). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 449.4/sq mi (173.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.23% White, 6.56% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.39% of the population.

There were 538 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

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