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Downtown Throckmorton in 2015
Location of Throckmorton, Texas
|• Total||1.66 sq mi (4.29 km2)|
|• Land||1.66 sq mi (4.29 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,319 ft (402 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||459.26/sq mi (177.29/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1369910|
Throckmorton is located at(33.181399, -99.178173).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 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, Throckmorton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 828 people, a decrease of 8.51% since 2000 (77 people). There were 477 housing units, with 116 of them vacant. The racial makeup of the town was 93.50% White (774 people), 0.12% African American (1 person), 0.97% Native American (8 people), 0.48% Asian (4 people), 4.11% from other races (34 people), and 0.85% from two or more races (7 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.27% of the population (85 people).
As of the census of 2000, there were 905 people, 386 households, and 265 families residing in the town. The population density was 539.4 people per square mile (208.0/km²). There were 477 housing units at an average density of 284.3 per square mile (109.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.50% White (819 people), 0.11% African American (1 person), 0.11% Native American (1 person), 7.29% from other races (66 people), and 1.99% from two or more races (18 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.04% of the population (109 people).
There were 386 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% 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 2.87.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18 (230 children), 5.3% from 18 to 24 (48 people), 23.5% from 25 to 44 (213 people), 26.4% from 45 to 64 (239 people), and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older (175 people). The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males (452 females and 453 males). For every 100 females age 18 and over (353 females), there were 91.2 males (322 males).
The median income for a household in the town was $29,453, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $22,778 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,400. About 11.7% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
The Town of Throckmorton is served by the Throckmorton Collegiate Independent School District and home to the Throckmorton High School Greyhounds.
- Bob Lilly, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys (1961–1974), was born in Olney in 1939 and raised in Throckmorton; he attended its schools until 1956. Because of the 1950s drought, his family moved to Pendleton, Oregon, where Lilly went to Pendleton High School for his senior year. He returned to Texas in 1957 and played college football at TCU in Fort Worth
In Spanish: Throckmorton para niños
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