Sinton, Texas

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Sinton is a city in San Patricio County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,676 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of San Patricio County[3]. It is named in honour of David Sinton.



Sinton is located at 28°2′5″N 97°30′32″W / 28.03472°N 97.50889°W / 28.03472; -97.50889 (28.034824, -97.508942)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,676 people, 1,845 households, and 1,409 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,582.0 people per square mile (996.1/km²). There were 2,026 housing units at an average density of 921.6/sq mi (355.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.47% White, 3.63% African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 18.48% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 71.04% of the population.

There were 1,845 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

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