Chillicothe, Texas

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Chillicothe is a city in Hardeman County, Texas, United States. The population was 798 at the 2000 census.

The historical preservationist Myna Potts resides in Chillicothe. She is curator of the Medicine Mound Museum, a restoration of her late father's general store in the ghost town of Medicine Mound, located nine miles south of Chilicothe.



Chillicothe is located at 34°15′19″N 99°30′44″W / 34.25528°N 99.51222°W / 34.25528; -99.51222 (34.255377, -99.512255)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 798 people, 310 households, and 212 families residing in the city. The population density was 787.3 people per square mile (305.1/km²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 368.0/sq mi (142.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.47% White, 5.64% African American, 1.38% Native American, 4.26% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.90% of the population.

There were 310 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% 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 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

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