Gustine, Texas

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Gustine is a town located in Comanche County in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 457 at the 2000 census.



Gustine is located at 31°50′44″N 98°24′9″W / 31.84556°N 98.4025°W / 31.84556; -98.4025 (31.845487, -98.402463)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 457 people, 180 households, and 129 families residing in the town. The population density was 500.6 people per square mile (193.9/km²). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 235.5/sq mi (91.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.28% White, 10.28% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.41% of the population.

There were 180 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% 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 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,889, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $22,667 versus $15,714 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,666. About 14.7% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.2% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Local media

Two local newspapers serve Gustine and Comanche County: The Comanche Chief and The De Leon Free Press. Gustine and Comanche County are part of the Dallas/Fort Worth television media market. Local television stations include but are not limited to: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, and KFWD-TV. Other television stations that provide coverage for the area include: KCEN-TV from the Waco/Temple (Central Texas) DMA as well as KRBC-TV, KTAB-TV, and KTXS-TV from the Abilene/Sweetwater/Brownwood DMA.

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