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Anton is a city in Hockley County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,200 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Anton is located at 33°48′41″N 102°9′45″W / 33.81139°N 102.1625°W / 33.81139; -102.1625 (33.811343, -102.162497)[3].

Anton sits just to the east of the geographic center of the level high plains of the Llano Estacado. The flat terrain is broken to the west by a dry watercourse called Yellow House Draw, which passes about 0.5 miles (1 km) to the east of Anton.

Anton is well situated with regard to transportation. Anton is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 84 and Farm-to Market Roads 168 and 597. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway passes through the western edge of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,200 people, 423 households, and 313 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,512.4 people per square mile (586.5/km²). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 586.1/sq mi (227.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.92% White, 5.33% African American, 21.17% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.83% of the population.

There were 423 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

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