Barstow, Texas

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Barstow is a city in Ward County, Texas, United States. The population was 406 at the 2000 census.



Barstow is located at 31°27′45″N 103°23′44″W / 31.4625°N 103.39556°W / 31.4625; -103.39556 (31.462523, -103.395426)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 406 people, 146 households, and 108 families residing in the city. The population density was 607.3 people per square mile (234.0/km²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 261.8/sq mi (100.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.09% White, 0.25% African American, 0.25% Asian, 21.43% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 78.08% of the population.

There were 146 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 114.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $15,000, and the median income for a family was $23,333. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,642. About 41.7% of families and 39.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.0% of those under age 18 and 34.7% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Barstow is served by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District.

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