Quinlan, Texas

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Quinlan is a rural city in the southern part of Hunt County, Texas, United States located within the US Government designated Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,370 people, 558 households, and 364 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,098.0 people per square mile (423.2/km²). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 494.5/sq mi (190.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.04% White, 0.66% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 2.34% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.18% of the population.

There were 558 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,472, and the median income for a family was $36,635. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $21,190 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,122. About 8.3% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Recent growth

Quinlan has seen tremendous growth in the past 2 years. Expansion of State Highway 276 and the building of a Wal-Mart Supercenter have ignited a building boom. Several new businesses have been built, including: Wal-Mart Supercenter, AutoZone, McDonald's, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Taco Mayo, Video Giant, Domino's Pizza with several more to come. A new 1,311+ house subdivision has been proposed, approved by the city council and annexed into the city limits.


The City of Quinlan is served by the Quinlan Independent School District headed by Supt. Micheal French. Quinlan ISD is a 3A school (about 2800 students),and is an Academically Acceptable school district (2010 TEA data). Quinlan ISD's sport teams are generally the Quinlan Panthers (boys sports) or the Lady Panthers (for girls sports).[3] During 2010-2011 school year, Quinlan ISD will address its completion rate with providing more College and Career Readiness course offerings. QISD has partnered with Paris Junior College in Greenville and will bus students to the Greenville campus where they can receive up to 30 hours of free college credit. In addition, 14 career opportunities will be implemented into Ford High School to obtain a certification/skill while in high school or articulation into a particular field after high school, some of which include: cosmetology, culinary arts, health and animal sciences, video production, advanced auto mechanics and more.

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