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Maypearl, Texas
City
A former bank in Maypearl
A former bank in Maypearl
Motto: "A pearl in the heart of North Texas"
Location of Maypearl, Texas
Location of Maypearl, Texas
Ellis County Maypearl.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Ellis
Incorporated (city) 1910
Area
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Land 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 531 ft (162 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 934
 • Density 1,154/sq mi (445.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76064
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-47268
GNIS feature ID 1341124

Maypearl is a city in Ellis County, Texas, United States. The population was 934 at the 2010 census, up from 746 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Maypearl is located in western Ellis County at 32°18′57″N 97°0′25″W / 32.31583°N 97.00694°W / 32.31583; -97.00694 (32.315701, -97.006839). It is 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Waxahachie, the county seat, 13 miles (21 km) south of Midlothian, and 39 miles (63 km) southwest of downtown Dallas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Maypearl has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 2.16%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 417
1930 410 −1.7%
1940 377 −8.0%
1950 373 −1.1%
1960 359 −3.8%
1970 462 28.7%
1980 626 35.5%
1990 781 24.8%
2000 746 −4.5%
2010 934 25.2%
Est. 2015 981 5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 746 people, 245 households, and 185 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,590.2 people per square mile (612.8/km²). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 560.6/sq mi (216.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.37% White, 6.97% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 9.79% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.05% of the population.

There were 245 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,417, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $40,156 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,883. About 4.7% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Maypearl Watertower
The Maypearl water tower.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Maypearl has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


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