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Olney, Texas
Downtown Olney.
Downtown Olney.
Location of Olney, Texas
Location of Olney, Texas
Young County Olney.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Young
Incorporated (city) 1909
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
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
1,184 ft (361 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,285
 • Density 1,640/sq mi (632/km2)
Demonym(s) Olneyan
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76374
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-54000
GNIS feature ID 1364537
Website www.olneytexas.com

Olney is a city in Young County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,285 in 2010.

Geography

Olney is located at 33°22′5″N 98°45′29″W / 33.36806°N 98.75806°W / 33.36806; -98.75806 (33.368181, -98.758012).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land. The Town Is 45 Miles From Wichita Falls

Olney Texas water tower
Olney water tower, mentioning the high school athletic mascot

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,095
1920 1,164 6.3%
1930 4,138 255.5%
1940 3,497 −15.5%
1950 3,765 7.7%
1960 3,872 2.8%
1970 3,624 −6.4%
1980 4,060 12.0%
1990 3,519 −13.3%
2000 3,396 −3.5%
2010 3,285 −3.3%
Est. 2015 3,179 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,396 people, 1,405 households, and 896 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,654.8 people per square mile (639.6/km²). There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 812.8/sq mi (314.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.78% White, 2.47% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.59% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.43% of the population.

There were 1,405 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,991, and the median income for a family was $29,274. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,466 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,723. About 18.3% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Olney Community Library & Arts Center

Located on the Olney school campus at 807 W. Hamilton.

Attractions

Olney is the home of the One-Arm Dove Hunt.

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, Olney has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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