Shepherd, Texas

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Shepherd is a city in San Jacinto County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,029 at the 2000 census. The Cox Radio Tower, one of the tallest constructions in the USA, is located near Shepherd.

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Geography

Shepherd is located at 30°29′29″N 94°59′59″W / 30.49139°N 94.99972°W / 30.49139; -94.99972 (30.491363, -94.999595)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²) of it is land and 0.16% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,029 people, 744 households, and 520 families residing in the city. The population density was 331.8 people per square mile (128.2/km²). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 139.5/sq mi (53.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.44% White, 18.53% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.52% of the population.

There were 744 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,906, and the median income for a family was $33,138. Males had a median income of $29,327 versus $19,615 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,115. About 17.5% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

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