Poynor, Texas

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Poynor is a town in Henderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 314 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Poynor is located at 32°4′40″N 95°35′49″W / 32.07778°N 95.59694°W / 32.07778; -95.59694 (32.077740, -95.596885)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 314 people, 112 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 132.7 people per square mile (51.2/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 51.1/sq mi (19.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.68% White, 5.41% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.32% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $20,278 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,829. About 13.6% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Poynor is served by the La Poynor Independent School District.

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