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Noonday, Texas
Location of Noonday, Texas
Location of Noonday, Texas
Smith County Noonday.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Smith
Government
 • Type Type A General Law Municipality
Area
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
466 ft (142 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 777
 • Density 389/sq mi (149.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75762
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-51756
GNIS feature ID 1378760

Noonday is a city in Smith County, Texas, United States. The population was 777 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Tyler, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Noonday is perhaps best known for the "Noonday Onion," reputed to be one of the sweetest onions available. An onion must be grown within a ten-mile radius of Noonday in order to be considered a "Noonday Onion". The "Noonday Onion Festival" is held each year in May.

Geography

Noonday is located at 32°14′43″N 95°23′33″W / 32.24528°N 95.39250°W / 32.24528; -95.39250 (32.245210, -95.392567).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 466
2000 515 10.5%
2010 777 50.9%
Est. 2015 708 −8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 515 people, 206 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 258.6 people per square mile (99.9/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 111.5 per square mile (43.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.20% White, 6.02% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.39% Asian, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,625, and the median income for a family was $58,929. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,594. About 4.6% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

History

  • 2003: In one of the largest domestic War on Terror investigations in the United States since the Oklahoma City bombing, William Krar and Judith Bruey were arrested and authorities seized nearly two pounds of cyanide, half a million rounds of ammunition, and a variety of bombs and other weapons.
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