Blanket, Texas

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Blanket is a city located in Brown County in West Central Texas. The eastern side of the city borders Comanche County. The population was 402 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Blanket is located at 31°49′35″N 98°47′17″W / 31.82639°N 98.78806°W / 31.82639; -98.78806 (31.826469, -98.788172)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 402 people, 170 households, and 113 families residing in the town. The population density was 699.5 people per square mile (272.3/km²). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 328.9/sq mi (128.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.54% White, 1.00% African American, 1.00% Native American, 3.73% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.20% of the population.

There were 170 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $42,222. Males had a median income of $34,063 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,611. About 15.4% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 31.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Blanket is served by the Blanket Independent School District.

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