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Springtown, Texas
Downtown Springtown, Texas
Downtown Springtown, Texas
Location of Springtown in Parker County
Location of Springtown in Parker County
Springtown, Texas is located in Texas
Springtown, Texas
Springtown, Texas
Location in Texas
Springtown, Texas is located in the United States
Springtown, Texas
Springtown, Texas
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Parker, Wise
 • Total 3.04 sq mi (7.86 km2)
 • Land 3.04 sq mi (7.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
860 ft (260 m)
 • Total 2,658
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,050.72/sq mi (405.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-69800
GNIS feature ID 1379105

Springtown is a town in Parker County and Wise County, Texas, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of Springtown was 2,658.


Springtown was the site of College Hill Institute. The school was chartered by the State of Texas in 1884. It operated for ten years, and closed in 1894.


Springtown is located at 32°58′3″N 97°40′57″W / 32.96750°N 97.68250°W / 32.96750; -97.68250 (32.967500, -97.682599).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 166
1890 657 295.8%
1960 859
1970 1,194 39.0%
1980 1,658 38.9%
1990 1,740 4.9%
2000 2,062 18.5%
2010 2,658 28.9%
2019 (est.) 3,190 20.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,062 people, 773 households, and 586 families residing in the city. The population density was 747.4 people per square mile (288.5/km2). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 305.2 per square mile (117.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.68% White, 0.48% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.94% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.39% of the population.

There were 773 households, out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,432, and the median income for a family was $37,829. Males had a median income of $31,567 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,508. About 12.6% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 22.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable people

  • Ona Dodd, Major League Baseball player.
  • William H. Murray, student at College Hill Institute and Governor of Oklahoma.
  • Jim Marrs, journalist and public relations consultant best known for his books and articles on a wide range of alleged cover-ups and conspiracies.

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