Stinnett, Texas

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Stinnett (pronounced STINN ETTE) is a small city in Hutchinson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,936. Located in the northern Texas Panhandle, Stinnett is the county seat of Hutchinson County.[3]

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History

Stinnett was established in 1901 by A.P. (Ace) Borger, better known as the founder of Borger, a larger community in the county. In 1926, Stinnett replaced Plemons, which later became a ghost town, as the Hutchinson County seat. The courthouse, built in 1927 in the Spanish Renaissance style, was financed from petroleum money. The structure, designed by the architect W.F. Townes, consists of brown brick and cut white stone.[4]

Geography

Stinnett is located at 35°49′34″N 101°26′37″W / 35.82611°N 101.44361°W / 35.82611; -101.44361 (35.826231, -101.443617)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,936 people, 765 households, and 554 families residing in the city. The population density was 972.8 people per square mile (375.6/km²). There were 870 housing units at an average density of 437.2/sq mi (168.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.58% White, 0.26% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 3.98% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.54% of the population.

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