- Van Alstyne, Texas
official_name = Van Alstyne, Texas
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 8.8
area_land_km2 = 8.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.4
area_land_sq_mi = 3.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 2890
population_density_km2 = 328.4
population_density_sq_mi = 850.0
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 239
elevation_ft = 784
latd = 33 |latm = 25 |lats = 26 |latNS = N
longd = 96 |longm = 34 |longs = 43 |longEW = W
The Grayson County portion of Van Alstyne is part of the Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Collin County portion is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Van Alstyne is located at coor dms|33|25|26|N|96|34|43|W|city (33.423911, -96.578730)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,502 people, 935 households, and 699 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 733.5 people per square mile (283.3/km²). There were 1,005 housing units at an average density of 294.6/sq mi (113.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.41% White, 3.60% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 3.40% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.79% of the population.
There were 935 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $45,188. Males had a median income of $36,176 versus $22,063 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $17,024. About 8.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.
Students are served by the
Van Alstyne Independent School District. In addition, Grayson County Collegeoperates a branch campus in Van Alstyne, recently relocated to a new facility on the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 75and Texas Farm to Market Road 121.
* [http://www.ci.van-alstyne.tx.us/ City of Van Alstyne]
* [http://www.vanalstynepolice.com/ Van Alstyne Police Department]
* [http://www.vanalstynepl.lib.tx.us/ Van Alstyne Public Library]
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