Calvert, Texas

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Calvert is a city in Robertson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,426 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.

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Geography

Calvert is located at 30°58′42″N 96°40′22″W / 30.97833°N 96.67278°W / 30.97833; -96.67278 (30.978215, -96.672767)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

The city of Calvert, founded in 1868, was named in honor of Robert Calvert, a descendant of Lord Baltimore. Robert Calvert was a large plantation owner and was instrumental in directing the railroad through Robertson County.

In the same manner that the railroad brought prosperity to Calvert, cotton planters (many of whom arrived in the area following the Civil War) established huge plantations with an ambience of prosperity and Southern hospitality.

Later, many of these families moved into town from their plantations located in the Brazos River Bottoms. They built a number of large and beautiful Victorian mansions, many of which are standing today.

The Historical District within Calvert encompasses 37 complete and 9 partial blocks.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,426 people, 574 households, and 374 families residing in the city. The population density was 366.6 people per square mile (141.5/km²). There were 726 housing units at an average density of 186.6/sq mi (72.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 36.89% White, 52.38% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 8.77% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.87% of the population.

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