Sanderson, Texas

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Sanderson is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Terrell County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 861 at the 2000 census. Sanderson was created in 1882 as a part of neighboring Pecos County. It became the seat of Terrell County in 1905.



Sanderson is located at 30°8′28″N 102°23′45″W / 30.14111°N 102.39583°W / 30.14111; -102.39583 (30.141024, -102.395924)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 861 people, 356 households, and 237 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 205.7 people per square mile (79.3/km²). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 151.7/sq mi (58.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.88% White, 2.09% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 9.18% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.45% of the population.

There were 356 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,594, and the median income for a family was $29,500. Males had a median income of $22,946 versus $14,453 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,714. About 21.8% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 31.4% of those age 65 or over.

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