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Pecan Gap, Texas

Pecan Gap, Texas Location of Pecan Gap, Texas Coordinates: 33°26′17″N 95°50′56″W / 33.43806, -95.84889CountryUnited StatesStateTexasCountiesDelta, FanninArea - Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km²)  - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km²)  - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²) Elevation571 ft(174 m) Population (2000)  - Total 214  - Density343.6/sq mi (132.7/km²) Time zoneCentral (CST)(UTC-6)  - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP code75469 Area code(s)903FIPS code48-56468[1]GNISfeature ID 1364973[2]

Pecan Gap is a city in Delta and Fannin Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 214 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Pecan Gap is located at 33°26′17″N, 95°50′56″W (33.438165, -95.848818)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 214 people, 103 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 343.6 people per square mile (133.3/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 197.5/sq mi (76.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.32% White, 7.94% African American, 0.47% Asian, 2.80% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.54% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,389, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $38,000 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,704. About 16.7% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.

Pecan Festival

Held annually on the second Saturday of October, a localized event known as the Pecan Festival (or simply Pecan Fest) takes place. It is organized by the Pecan Gap Ladies Club and features various attractions such as a parade, pet show, lawnmower races, food & drinks, and a gift shop open only during the event.

Education

The City of Pecan Gap is served by the Fannindel Independent School District.

References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

External links

v • d • eMunicipalities and communities of
Delta County, TexasCounty seat: CooperCities

Cooper | Pecan Gap‡

Communities

Enloe | Klondike | Lake Creek

Footnotes

‡This city also has portions in adjacent county or counties

v • d • eMunicipalities and communities of
Fannin County, TexasCounty seat: BonhamCities

Bailey | Bonham | Ector | Honey Grove | Leonard | Pecan Gap‡ | Ravenna | Savoy | Trenton

Towns

Dodd City | Ladonia | Whitewright‡ | Windom

Unincorporated
communities

Elwood | Ivanhoe | Mulberry | Telephone | Warren

Footnotes

‡This city also has portions in adjacent county or counties

Categories: Delta County, Texas | Fannin County, Texas | Cities in Texas | Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

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