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Pecan Hill, Texas
Location of Pecan Hill, Texas
Location of Pecan Hill, Texas
Ellis County PecanHill.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Ellis
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
541 ft (165 m)
 • Total 626
 • Density 294/sq mi (113.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 48-56485
GNIS feature ID 1388606

Pecan Hill is a city in Ellis County, Texas, United States. The population was 626 at the 2010 census, down from 672 at the 2000 census.


Pecan Hill is located in northern Ellis County at 32°29′7″N 96°46′59″W / 32.48528°N 96.78306°W / 32.48528; -96.78306 (32.485411, -96.783041). It is bordered to the north by the city of Red Oak. Waxahachie, the county seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest, and downtown Dallas is 24 miles (39 km) to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Pecan Hill has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 564
2000 672 19.1%
2010 626 −6.8%
Est. 2015 647 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 672 people, 226 households, and 200 families residing in the city. The population density was 345.0 people per square mile (133.1/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 120.1/sq mi (46.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 1.19% African American, 0.30% Native American, 4.32% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.78% of the population.

There were 226 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.9% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.1% were non-families. 9.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,000, and the median income for a family was $57,596. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $29,432 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,195. About 3.1% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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