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Bevil Oaks, Texas
Location of Bevil Oaks, Texas
Location of Bevil Oaks, Texas
Jefferson County BevilOaks.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)
 • Land 2.03 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,274
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,225
 • Density 602.85/sq mi (232.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
77713
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-08128
GNIS feature ID 1377266

Bevil Oaks is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,274 at the 2010 census. It is part of the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Bevil Oaks is located at 30°9′6″N 94°16′6″W / 30.15167°N 94.26833°W / 30.15167; -94.26833 (30.151695, -94.268336).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 663
1980 1,306 97.0%
1990 1,350 3.4%
2000 1,346 −0.3%
2010 1,274 −5.3%
2019 (est.) 1,225 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,346 people, 521 households, and 432 families residing in the city. The population density was 640.2 people per square mile (247.5/km2). There were 552 housing units at an average density of 262.6 per square mile (101.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.36% White, 2.01% African American, 0.15% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 521 households, out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 20.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,982, and the median income for a family was $59,375. Males had a median income of $47,596 versus $23,906 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,273. About 2.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

From its inception until 2018, Bevil Oaks was served by the Beaumont Independent School District. However, on March 5, 2018, Mike Morath, the Texas Commissioner of Education, signed an order granting detachment from Beaumont ISD and annexation into Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District. Citizens of Bevil Oaks presented a petition for detachment to Beaumont ISD on April 20, 2017. The same petition requesting annexation was presented to Hardin-Jefferson ISD on May 1, 2017. Beaumont ISD denied the citizens' request, where H-J ISD gave their approval. A subsequent appeal was filed by the citizens with the Texas Education Agency on June 23, 2017. An Administrative Law Judge in Austin ruled in December 2017 that the citizens' request for detachment was legal. Beaumont ISD reached an agreement with petitioners the week of March 5, 2018 that ultimately granted detachment of the small community.

Effective July 1, 2018, the city of Bevil Oaks will be served by the Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District.

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