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Abbott, Texas
The Abbott grocery store.
The Abbott grocery store.
Nickname(s): 
The Home of Willie
Motto(s): 
A Quitter Never Wins And A Winner Never Quits
Location of Abbott, Texas
Location of Abbott, Texas
Hill County Abbott.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Hill
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 356
 • Density 518.0/sq mi (221.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76621
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-00100
GNIS feature ID 1329165
Website [www.abbottisd.org abbottisd.org]

Abbott is a city in Hill County in Central Texas. The population was 356 in 2010. It is perhaps best known as the birthplace of country musician Willie Nelson.

History

Abbott was founded in 1871 as a stop for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and was named for Joseph Abbott, who represented the area in the Texas legislature at the time. Its population peaked at 713 in 1914 and has declined since. The town was incorporated in 1916.

Geography

Abbott is located on Interstate 35 and is at 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W / 31.88389°N 97.07556°W / 31.88389; -97.07556 (31.883865, -97.075680). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 303
1930 326 7.6%
1940 264 −19.0%
1950 345 30.7%
1960 289 −16.2%
1970 375 29.8%
1980 359 −4.3%
1990 314 −12.5%
2000 321 2.2%
2010 356 10.9%
Est. 2015 358 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
Abbott-Texas
View from I-35

As of the census of 2000, there were 300 people, 124 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 518.0 people per square mile (199.7/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 248.6 per square mile (95.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 1.00% African American, 3.00% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.67% of the population.

There were 124 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $55,625. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,062. About 6.0% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 or over.

In 2010 Abbott had a population of 356. The racial and ethnic makeup was 91.0% non-Hispanic white, 2.0% black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% reporting two or more races and 6.5% Hispanic or Latino.

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