Penelope, Texas

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Penelope is a town in Hill County in Central Texas. The population was 211 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Penelope is located at 31°51′34″N 96°55′39″W / 31.85944°N 96.9275°W / 31.85944; -96.9275 (31.859320, -96.927403)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 211 people, 84 households, and 53 families residing in the town. The population density was 206.6 people per square mile (79.9/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 99.9/sq mi (38.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.67% White, 6.16% African American, 13.74% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.59% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $24,286 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,739. About 3.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 40.0% of those sixty five or over.

Education

The Town of Penelope is served by the Penelope Independent School District.

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