Wake Village, Texas

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Wake Village is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,129 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Wake Village is located at 33°25′33″N 94°6′42″W / 33.42583°N 94.11167°W / 33.42583; -94.11167 (33.425701, -94.111716)[3], immediately west of Texarkana, at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 989 and Old Redwater road, north of U.S. Route 67 and south of U.S. Route 82. The city of Nash is situated immediately to the north, also along FM 989.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all of it land.

History

Wake Village has no 19th Century history. It was built for the war effort in 1944/45 to provide housing for the plant workers at the Red River Army Depot and the Lone Star Ammunition Plant.

The name came from Wake Island in the Pacific theater of the war. The population was over 1,000 in the early 1950s and has only increased. In the early 1990s it had reached 4,400 and the 2000 census reported over 5,000.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,129 people, 2,042 households, and 1,511 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,092.9 people per square mile (1,193.0/km²). There were 2,198 housing units at an average density of 1,325.4/sq mi (511.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.76% White, 14.19% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.18% of the population.

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