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Austwell, Texas
Location of Austwell, Texas
Location of Austwell, Texas
Refugio County Austwell.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Refugio
Area
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
23 ft (7 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 147
 • Estimate 
(2019)
145
 • Density 399.45/sq mi (154.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77950
Area code(s) 361
FIPS code 48-05036
GNIS feature ID 1329871

Austwell ( AW-swel) is a city in northeastern Refugio County, Texas, United States. Its population was 147 at the 2010 census.

History

Austwell was laid out in 1911. The city's name is an amalgamation of Austin and McDowell, the names of its founders Preston R. Austin and Jesse C. McDowell.

Geography

Austwell is located at 28°23′25″N 96°50′37″W / 28.39028°N 96.84361°W / 28.39028; -96.84361 (28.390413, -96.843555).

Austwell is bordered on the north by Hynes Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

8 mi (13 km) south of Austwell is the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, an important reserve for the whooping crane.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 213
1930 233 9.4%
1940 301 29.2%
1950 228 −24.3%
1960 287 25.9%
1970 284 −1.0%
1980 280 −1.4%
1990 189 −32.5%
2000 192 1.6%
2010 147 −23.4%
2019 (est.) 145 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 147 people in 71 households, including 47 families, in the city. There were 126 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 98.6 percent White, 0.0 percent African American, 0.7 percent from other races, and 0.7 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.9 percent of the population.

Of the 71 households 11.3 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3 percent were married couples living together, 5.6 percent had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2 percent had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8 percent were non-families. 32.4 percent of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3 percent had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.57.

The age distribution was 10.9 percent under the age of 18, 12.1 percent under 20, 10.9 percent from 20 to 29, 6.1 percent from 30 to 39, 7.5 percent from 40 to 49, 20.4 percent from 50 to 59, 11.6 percent from 60 to 64, and 31.3 percent who were 65 or older. The median age was 58.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Austwell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

See also

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