Snook, Texas

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Snook is a city in Burleson County, Texas, United States. The population was 568 at the 2000 census.

Snook is home to Frank Sodolak of Sodolak's Original Country Inn, the inventor and first known restaurant to serve chicken fried bacon.

Snook is also home to Chilifest, an annual charity event held since 1991 that attracts some of the biggest names in country music for a 2-day chili cook-off & concert. This event is one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the United States, attracting more than 50,000 people each year. According to the event's Web site, Chilifest has donated more than $900,000 to area organizations such as Burleson County Go-Texan, the Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley and the Snook Volunteer Fire Department.

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Geography

Snook is located at 30°29′25″N 96°28′11″W / 30.49028°N 96.46972°W / 30.49028; -96.46972 (30.490162, -96.469804)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 568 people, 221 households, and 160 families residing in the city. The population density was 282.6 people per square mile (109.1/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 125.4/sq mi (48.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.70% White, 21.13% African American, 0.18% Asian, 2.64% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.39% of the population.

There were 221 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

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