Hale Center, Texas

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Hale Center is a city in Hale County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,263 at the 2000 census. Hale Center is near the county seat of Plainview.

Hale Center is located at 34°3′53″N 101°50′45″W / 34.06472°N 101.84583°W / 34.06472; -101.84583 (34.064795, -101.845940)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,263 people, 798 households, and 572 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,082.4 people per square mile (801.6/km²). There were 885 housing units at an average density of 814.4/sq mi (313.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.54% White, 5.04% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 15.42% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.56% of the population.

There were 798 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,240, and the median income for a family was $32,138. Males had a median income of $24,318 versus $16,359 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,873. 19.2% of the population and 17.0% of families were below the poverty line. 23.6% of those under the age of 18 and 100% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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