Pottsboro, Texas

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Pottsboro is a town in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,579 at the 2000 census. It is part of the ShermanDenison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Pottsboro is located at 33°46′54″N 96°40′34″W / 33.78167°N 96.67611°W / 33.78167; -96.67611[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²), all of it land.

History

Pottsboro was founded as a rail stop by James A. Potts in 1876. [4]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,579 people, 586 households, and 454 families residing in the town. The population density was 554.3 people per square mile (213.9/km²). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 217.6/sq mi (84.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.45% White, 0.06% African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.03% of the population.

There were 586 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07.

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