Riesel, Texas

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Riesel is a town in McLennan County, Texas, United States. The population was 973 at the 2000 census, and 1,023 according to a July 2009 estimate.[3] It is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Riesel, Texas, named after W.H. Riesel, one of many German people to settle the area who built a gin there, has steadily been growing since being settled around 1880-90.[4] With the exception of a small decrease in population from 1930 to 1950, Riesel's population has continued to grow to a point where the town currently has over 1,000 residents.[5] A new power plant has increased city funds and the population. In early May, 2010, voters approved a $25,000,000 bond for the Riesel Independent School District that would build a new high school, administration building, softball and baseball field amongst other things.[6]

Geography

Riesel is located at 31°28′20″N 96°55′55″W / 31.47222°N 96.93194°W / 31.47222; -96.93194 (31.472226, -96.932076)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 973 people, 357 households, and 287 families residing in the city. The population density was 244.8 people per square mile (94.6/km²). There were 390 housing units at an average density of 98.1/sq mi (37.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.76% White, 0.31% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.08% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.58% of the population.

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