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West Tawakoni, Texas
West Tawakoni City Park
West Tawakoni City Park
Nickname(s): 
"Catfish Capital of Texas"
Location of West Tawakoni, Texas
Location of West Tawakoni, Texas
Hunt County WestTawakoni.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Hunt
Area
 • Total 2.88 sq mi (7.46 km2)
 • Land 2.82 sq mi (7.31 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
456 ft (139 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,576
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,006
 • Density 710.59/sq mi (274.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75474
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-77896
GNIS feature ID 1349816

West Tawakoni ( -wah--nee) is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,576 at the 2010 census, and the estimated population in 2018 was 1,943. West Tawakoni is located on the west side of Lake Tawakoni, while its twin city East Tawakoni is located on the east side of the lake in Rains County.

Geography

West Tawakoni is located at 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.90250°N 96.02444°W / 32.90250; -96.02444 (32.902544, -96.024452).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) of it is land and 0.47% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 465
1980 840 80.6%
1990 932 11.0%
2000 1,462 56.9%
2010 1,576 7.8%
2019 (est.) 2,006 27.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,462 people, 600 households, and 384 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.9 people per square mile (268.8/km2). There were 759 housing units at an average density of 361.8 per square mile (139.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.30% White, 0.07% African American, 2.39% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 1.85% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.

There were 600 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,481, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $18,839 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,293. About 14.3% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

West Tawakoni is served by the Quinlan Independent School District.

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