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Mart, Texas
Downtown Mart, Texas
Downtown Mart, Texas
Location of Mart, Texas
Location of Mart, Texas
McLennan County Mart.svg
Country United States
State Texas
Counties McLennan
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
525 ft (160 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 2,273
 • Density 1,692.0/sq mi (653.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76664
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-46824
GNIS feature ID 1362206

Mart is a city in Limestone and McLennan counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,426 at the 2010 census.

The McLennan County portion of Mart is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area. On March 10, 1973, an F4 tornado destroyed many buildings in Mart, killing 6 people.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 2,939
1920 3,105 5.6%
1930 2,853 −8.1%
1940 2,856 0.1%
1950 2,269 −20.6%
1960 2,197 −3.2%
1970 2,183 −0.6%
1980 2,324 6.5%
1990 2,004 −13.8%
2000 2,273 13.4%
2010 2,209 −2.8%
2015 (est.) 1,910 −13.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,273 people, 832 households, and 550 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,692.0 people per square mile (654.9/km²). There were 934 housing units at an average density of 695.2 per square mile (269.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.28% White, 27.54% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 2.46% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.81% of the population.

There were 832 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,603, and the median income for a family was $33,203. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $19,784 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,721. About 15.9% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.3% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

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