Nixon, Texas

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Nixon is a city in Gonzales and Wilson Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,186 at the 2000 census.

The Wilson County portion of Nixon is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Nixon is located at 29°16′14″N 97°45′45″W / 29.27056°N 97.7625°W / 29.27056; -97.7625 (29.270443, -97.762423),[3] primarily within Gonzales County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.

History

Nixon was founded in 1906 as Nixonville, when the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway built its lines through the John T. Nixon Ranch.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,186 people, 686 households, and 506 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,928.1 people per square mile (746.9/km²). There were 803 housing units at an average density of 708.3/sq mi (274.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.99% White, 2.84% African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 24.15% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 61.57% of the population.

There were 686 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.53.

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