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Downtown Collinsville (2016)
Location of Collinsville, Texas
|• Total||0.97 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Land||0.97 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||751 ft (229 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,009.23/sq mi (775.71/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1354802|
Collinsville is a town in Grayson County, Texas, United States. Its population was 1,624 at the 2010 census, up from 1,235 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Sherman–Denison metropolitan statistical area. Collinsville is located on U.S. Route 377 south of Whitesboro.
In 1904, Collinsville Academy was built. The school had two stories, six rooms, and could accommodate about 400 students. The school was rebuilt in 1941 with Roosevelt's New Deal to help the citizens of Collinsville have jobs during the Depression, according to the older citizens of the community. A 20-room school was built to replace it, and continues to be used as an elementary school. A high school and junior high were built in 1995.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Collinsville has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, 1,235 people, 469 households, and 346 families were residing in the town. The population density was 1,720.6 people/sq mi (662.3/km2). The 507 housing units averaged 706.3/sq mi (271.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.60% White, 0.32% African American, 0.40% Native American, 4.37% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.59% of the population.
Of the 469 households, 36.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were not families. About 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who is 65 or older. The average household size was 2.57, and the average family size was 3.03.
In the town, the age distribution was 26.8% under 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,833, and for a family was $41,000. Males had a median income of $27,763 versus $22,232 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,123. About 8.1% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
The town is served by the Collinsville Independent School District and is home to the Collinsville High School Pirates.
- Bill Denton, gymnast who won silver at the 1932 Olympics
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