Pineland, Texas

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Pineland is a city in Sabine County, Texas, United States. The population was 980 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Pineland is located at 31°14′53″N 93°58′29″W / 31.24806°N 93.97472°W / 31.24806; -93.97472 (31.248094, -93.974688)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.37%) is water.

Historical development

The site was first established in 1902 as the Gulf, Beaumont and Great Northern Railway was built through the county, as this was a lumber camp.[4] In 1904, a post office was opened and three years later, a sawmill would begin operation under the Garrison Norton Lumber Company. After running there for 3 years, Thomas L. L. Temple (who was part owner of the mill) bought out the interest of the other owners, and established the Temple Lumber Company.[5] The residents of the town voted in 1941 to become incorporated.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 980 people, 371 households, and 260 families residing in the city. The population density was 497.5 people per square mile (192.1/km²). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 226.9/sq mi (87.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.90% White, 25.61% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.43% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.47% of the population.

There were 371 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

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