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Carbon, Texas
Location of Carbon, Texas
Location of Carbon, Texas
Eastland County Carbon.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Eastland
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,601 ft (488 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 272
 • Density 265/sq mi (102.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76435
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-12736
GNIS feature ID 1332152

Carbon is a town in Eastland County, Texas, United States. The population was 272 at the 2010 census, up from 224 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carbon has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 479
1920 741 54.7%
1930 463 −37.5%
1940 459 −0.9%
1950 444 −3.3%
1960 309 −30.4%
1970 264 −14.6%
1980 281 6.4%
1990 255 −9.3%
2000 224 −12.2%
2010 272 21.4%
Est. 2015 266 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 224 people, 98 households, and 68 families residing in the town. The population density was 219.6 people per square mile (84.8/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 117.7 per square mile (45.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.41% White, 5.36% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.14% of the population.

There were 98 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,500 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,299. About 4.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.1% of those sixty five or over.

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