Cove, Texas

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Cove is a city in Chambers County, Texas, United States. The population was 323 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Cove is located at 29°48′48″N 94°49′30″W / 29.81333°N 94.825°W / 29.81333; -94.825 (29.813446, -94.825020)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.97%) is water.

Historical development

This site was originally called Winfree’s Cove, after an early pioneer settler named A. B. J. Winfree. In 1871, the first cotton gin was operating there under the ownership of William Icet. Nine years later, Icet sold the gin and would run a shipyard with the help of his two sons until 1915.[4] The post office at Cove was first opened in 1894. The Icet family also operated a sawmill at the site, which had a population of 150 residents by 1920. After the 1940’s, the nearby established chemical plants would help boost the population. The town became incorporated in 1973.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 323 people, 125 households, and 91 families residing in the city. The population density was 265.3 people per square mile (102.2/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 119.9/sq mi (46.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.26% White, 1.86% African American, 0.31% Native American, 5.26% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.64% of the population.

There were 125 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.93.

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