Utopia, Texas

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Utopia is a census-designated place (CDP) in Uvalde County, Texas, United States. The population was 241 at the 2000 census.

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History

The citizens of the earlier settlement of Waresville renamed their city Utopia after finding 'Montana, Texas,' had already been taken. To this day the cemetery is named for Waresville. A planned utopian community nearby was cancelled after the failure of La Reunion near Dallas discouraged colonizers. The nearby city of Castroville was founded by French (Alsatian) settlers.

Geography

Utopia is located at 29°36′59″N 99°31′36″W / 29.61639°N 99.52667°W / 29.61639; -99.52667 (29.616402, -99.526623)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 241 people, 111 households, and 69 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 81.6 people per square mile (31.5/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 43.0/sq mi (16.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.36% White, 0.41% Native American, 4.56% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.30% of the population.

There were 111 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

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