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Burton, Texas
Downtown Burton
Downtown Burton
Location of Burton, Texas
Location of Burton, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Washington
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)
 • Land 1.18 sq mi (3.07 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 300
 • Estimate 
(2019)
292
 • Density 246.62/sq mi (95.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
77835
FIPS code 48-11536

Burton is a city in Washington County, Texas, United States. The population was 359 at the 2000 census. Prior to the 2010 census, Burton changed its status from a town to a city. The population was 300 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 125
1890 384 207.2%
1980 325
1990 311 −4.3%
2000 359 15.4%
2010 300 −16.4%
2019 (est.) 292 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 359 people, 153 households, and 93 families in the town. The population density was 301.7 people per square mile (116.5/km2). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 163.1 per square mile (62.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 67.13% White, 25.35% African American, 0.56% Native American, 1.95% Asian, 3.34% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

Of the 153 households 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.9% of households were one person and 19.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.11.

The age distribution was 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median household income was $38,875 and the median family income was $47,321. Males had a median income of $26,406 versus $16,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,496. 7.8% of the population and 3.0% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.7% are under the age of 18 and 12.3% are 65 or older.

Education

The Town of Burton is served by the Burton Independent School District.

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