Boyd, Texas

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Boyd is a town in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,099 at the 2000 census.



Boyd is located at 33°4′41″N 97°33′57″W / 33.07806°N 97.56583°W / 33.07806; -97.56583


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,099 people, 407 households, and 306 families residing in the town. The population density was 382.1 people per square mile (147.3/km²). There were 435 housing units at an average density of 151.2/sq mi (58.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.99% White, 0.36% African American, 1.36% Native American, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 7.83% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.01% of the population.

There were 407 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The town currently has a literacy rate of 33.7%[citation needed], much is being done to raise literacy rates, as this is lower than many third world countries, such as the African nation of Mozambique (has a 40% literacy rate[citation needed]). The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $35,438, and the median income for a family was $40,781. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $22,237 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,929. About 15.6% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

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