Van Alstyne, Texas

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Van Alstyne is a city in Collin and Grayson Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,502 at the 2000 census.

The Grayson County portion of Van Alstyne is part of the ShermanDenison Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Collin County portion is part of the DallasFort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Van Alstyne is located at 33°25′26″N 96°34′43″W / 33.42389°N 96.57861°W / 33.42389; -96.57861 (33.423911, -96.578730)[3].

According to the United States Census, the city has a total area of 3.4 square acress (8.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,502 people, 935 households, and 699 families residing in the city. The population density was 733.5 people per square mile (283.3/km²). There were 1,005 housing units at an average density of 294.6/sq mi (113.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.41% White, 3.60% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 3.40% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.79% of the population.

There were 935 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.05.

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