West Tawakoni, Texas

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West Tawakoni is a city[3] in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,462 at the 2000 census.



West Tawakoni is located at 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.9025°N 96.02444°W / 32.9025; -96.02444 (32.902544, -96.024452)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.47% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,462 people, 600 households, and 384 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.9 people per square mile (268.8/km²). There were 759 housing units at an average density of 361.8/sq mi (139.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.30% White, 0.07% African American, 2.39% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 1.85% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.

There were 600 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 28.0% 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 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,481, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $18,839 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,293. About 14.3% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

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