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New Home, Texas
City
Water towers and other public works.
Water towers and other public works.
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Lynn
Region Llano Estacado
Established 1930s
Elevation 3,238 ft (987 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 320
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
ZIP code 79383
Area code 806
Website Handbook of Texas

New Home is a small city in Lynn County, Texas, United States. The population was 334 at the 2010 census.

History

The agricultural community of New Home was originally part of the Deuce of Hearts Ranch. A portion of the ranch was platted and opened for settlement in the 1890s. The community was initially called Deuce of Hearts but the name was later changed to New Home. Farming began in the area between 1905 and 1910, and an identifiable community had formed there by the 1930s. The economy of New Home has always been closely linked to cotton production and ginning. In 1985, the New Home Co-op Gin processed 12,000 bales of cotton.

Geography

New Home is located on the high plains of the Llano Estacado. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 252
1980 274 8.7%
1990 175 −36.1%
2000 320 82.9%
2010 334 4.4%
Est. 2015 341 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 320 people, 100 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 319.2 people per square mile (123.6/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 107.7/sq mi (41.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.44% White, 0.31% African American, 25.00% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.81% of the population.

There were 100 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the city, the population was spread out with 35.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,222. About 5.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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