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Downtown Eastland, Texas
Location of Eastland, Texas
|• Total||4.39 sq mi (11.38 km2)|
|• Land||4.36 sq mi (11.30 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)|
|Elevation||1,440 ft (439 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||882.22/sq mi (340.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1335045|
Eastland is a city in Eastland County, Texas, United States. Its population was 3,960 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Eastland County.
Eastland is located north of the center of Eastland County at 32°23′55″N 98°49′16″W / 32.39861°N 98.82111°W (32.398715, -98.821144). It is 96 miles (154 km) west-southwest of Fort Worth and 55 miles (89 km) east of Abilene. The city is accessed by Interstate 20 between exits 340 to the south and 343 to the east.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, 3,769 people, 1,475 households, and 998 families were living in the city. The population density was 1,333.1 people/ sq mi (514.2/km2). The 1,737 housing units averaged 614.4/sq mi (237.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.64% White, 1.80% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 4.72% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 12.89% of the population.
Of the 1,475 households, 33.8% had children under 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were not families. About 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45, and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city, theage distribution was 25.7% under 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,277, and for a family was $34,333. Males had a median income of $27,072 versus $16,574 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,339. About 14.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eastland has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
First Baptist Church in Eastland
The city is served by the Eastland Independent School District and is home of the Eastland Mavericks.
- Emma Carter Browning (1910–2010), aviation executive and pilot
- Hayden Fry (1929–2019), college football coach
- Ira L. Hanna (1908–1978), 36th mayor of Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Richard D. Lawrence, United States Army lieutenant general
- Don Pierson (1925–1996), former mayor of Eastland, business innovator, communications pioneer (Radio England), and civic leader
- Doc Scurlock (1849–1929), Old West figure and founding member of the Regulators, who rode with such men as Billy the Kid
- Barney Smith
- Clayton W. Williams, Sr. (1895–1983), an engineer with the Oil Belt Power Company, lived in Eastland during the early 1920s