Beckville, Texas

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Beckville is a city in Panola County, Texas, United States. The population was 752 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Beckville is located at 32°14′30″N 94°27′17″W / 32.24167°N 94.45472°W / 32.24167; -94.45472 (32.241788, -94.454790)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 752 people, 293 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 620.9 people per square mile (240.0/km²). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 298.1/sq mi (115.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.18% White, 31.78% African American, 0.27% Native American, 7.18% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.11% of the population.

There were 293 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% 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 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $34,271. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,818. About 19.4% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.5% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Beckville is served by the Beckville Independent School District.

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