Quitaque, Texas

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Quitaque (pronounced Kitty-quay)[3] is a city in Briscoe County, Texas, United States. The population was 432 at the 2000 census.

The Texas high school football and college coach Gene Mayfield was born in Quitaque in 1928.

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Geography

Quitaque is located at 34°21′59″N 101°3′19″W / 34.36639°N 101.05528°W / 34.36639; -101.05528 (34.366412, -101.055286)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

The entrance to Caprocks Canyon State Park is located just north of Quitaque, and the Caprock Canyon Trailway is located just south of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 432 people, 182 households, and 117 families residing in the city. The population density was 600.8 people per square mile (231.7/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 350.5/sq mi (135.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.40% White, 5.79% African American, 0.23% Native American, 12.50% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.08% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

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